Dr. Di Winkler
CEO and Founder, Summer Foundation Ltd
Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University
Di Winkler is an occupational therapist who has worked with people with severe brain injury for more than twenty years. Di was the Chief Occupational Therapist at Ivanhoe Manor Private Rehabilitation Hospital prior to developing a private practice working with people with brain injury in the community.
Di completed a Masters by Research at La Trobe University entitled “Factors that lead to successful community integration following severe traumatic brain injury”. Di established the Summer Foundation in January 2006 and in 2012 completed a PhD at Monash University, which involved a series of studies that focused on young people in nursing homes.
Di is currently a Victorian Government Department of Social Services Specialist Disability Accommodation Industry Advisory Group Member, NDIS Implementation Taskforce Housing Working Group Member and Livable Housing Australia Board Member.