Curriculum Vitae



  1. 2019 Ambassador, The Australia Day Council SA
  2. 2019 Ambassador, Step Up For Dementia Research
  3. 2018 Global Leader, AFR 100 Women of Influence
  4. 2017 SA Parliamentary Motion (60) by the Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, recognition of local, national and global work in dementia
  5. 2017 Australian Gerontology Association (AAG) SA, The Sir Keith Wilson Oration
  6. 2017 Australian of The Year Award, South Australian Winner
  7. 2016 University of Wollongong, Alumni Award Social Impact Award, Winner
  8. 2016 Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence
  9. 2016 Australian of The Year Award, South Australian Finalist
  10. 2015 National Disability Awards: Emerging Leader in Disability Awareness, Winner
  11. 2015 Dementia Leader, University of Stirling International Dementia Awards, Winner
  12. 2015 Dignity in Care Achievement Award, Outstanding Individual Contribution to Dignity in Care, Inaugural winner
  13. 2015 Bethanie Education Medallion Award, Winner
  14. 2015 University of Wollongong, AAG Community Engagement Award, Winner
  15. 2015 University of Wollongong, Community Engagement Award, Winner
  16. 2015 University of Wollongong, Alumni Award Social Impact Category, Runner up
  17. 2014 University of Wollongong, Master’s of Science (Dementia Care), Distinction
  18. 2013 International Dementia Awards: Dementia and the Arts, Also A Mirror, ECH Inc. and Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and Kate Swaffer, South Australia
  19. 2012 Creating life with words: Love, Inspiration and Truth was archived in the PANDORA Collection of the State (SA) and National Library of Australia
  20. 2012-13 Patron for The Visitors, a play about Younger Onset Dementia, Urban Myth Theatre Group and ECH Residential Aged Care
  21. 2008 Bachelor of Psychology University Merit Award, UniSA
  22. 2008 Lifetime Golden Key Membership, UniSA

My current Curriculum Vitae is available to download here: Kate Swaffer Curriculum Vitae May 2021