Sue has learnt more about Dementia and Alzheimer’s than she ever thought she would want to know! Initially driven by her mother’s diagnosis and subsequent care and support for Hazel, Sue gradually grew into a role of advocacy, education and policy involvement.

Sue has been privileged to work with and learn from many people with dementia, their families and carers, researchers, academics, clinicians and other dementia activists.

Sue was named Alzheimer’s Australia’s inaugural ambassador in 2010 and enjoys her extensive work around Australia speaking and advising on dementia, aged care and healthy ageing. She is a regular feature at Australia’s key conferences in these and related fields and is co-chair of the Federal Government’s Dementia Forum.

Our Key Work

Living Well with Dementia
Dementia: the New Narrative™
Education, Culture Change & Thought Leadership
For People with Dementia
Families, Care Partners & Loved Ones

Please note: Sue cannot undertake to answer personal questions and inquiries about dementia, but strongly recommends that you contact Alzheimer’s Australia (see below) where you will find a wealth of information and support, or call the Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500

Alzheimers Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia are the best ‘one-stop-shop’ for information and support and more regarding dementia. Visit the website at:

You can also call their National Helpline on 1800 100 500

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Hazel Hawke Fund

At Hazel’s request, Alzheimer’s Australia established the Hazel Hawke Alzheimer’s Research and Care Fund in 2003 to support dementia care research across Australia. With Hazel’s passing in 2013, Australians have responded generously with donations to build a legacy in memory of Hazel and to fulfil her wishes for continued investment in research and care for dementia.

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