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Kylie Shae OAM


Kylie Shae works with the World Health Organization as a member of the GATE Assistive Technology team. Originally qualified as an Occupational Therapist, Kylie has worked in the field of disability and international development since 1991 and has a strong rights based and equity focused approach to inclusive and sustainable development. After working with the UK based Motivation Charitable Trust for many years, Kylie founded Motivation Australia and led the organisation between 2007 – 2020.

Kylie is passionate about implementing equitable, practical solutions to enable increased access to inclusive health, rehabilitation and assistive technology for all. She sees this as a fundamental facilitator for many for inclusion and participation and believes it to be a key component of good, global development that leaves no-one behind. Her work with Motivation Australia provided an opportunity to work closely with colleagues from across the Pacific Region including disabled persons representatives, service providers and policy makers, to contribute to a collective approach to strengthening services in the region.

To read Kylie’s amazing story, follow this link to Development Policy Centre’s article as part of their Aid Profiles series.