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Di Winkler

Di Winkler is the CEO of the Summer Foundation and Director of Building Better Lives. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist with people with severe brain injury for more than twenty years. Di completed her PhD at Monash University which involved five published studies focusing on the social inclusion of young people in nursing homes.

In January 2006 Di founded the Summer Foundation (, a not for profit organisation dedicated to the issue of younger people living in nursing homes. In 2009, Di founded Building Better Lives ( which is a collaborative campaign led by the Summer Foundation.

Author's website: Summer Foundation

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