Committee Member

Anne Kelly is a registered nurse, Aged Care Montessorian and Dementia Consultant.

She is currently the Director of Montessori Consulting in Australia. Anne also holds qualifications in Post Graduate Dementia Management, Assessment and Workplace Training and Dementia Care Mapping. She has worked extensively in aged and dementia care both residential and community for the past 38 years.

In 2009 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further study Montessori methods for Dementia Care. Since this time Anne has continued to build her reputation as an experienced Aged Care Montessorian and she is now in demand to provide mentoring and training in Montessori methods for organization's wishing to embrace Montessori methods into practice. Her work takes her across Australia and the world.

Anne is considered an Australian and World leader in Montessori Methods for aged care and dementia. She is the chair of the Association of Montessori Internationale Scientific Pedagogical committee on Montessori for Dementia and Ageing. This committee has established trainer standards and an international certification for the application of Montessori principles into aged care. The committee is committed to the training of trainers in countries around the world to ensure sustainability of a model that has the potential to change the face of aged care one step at a time.

Anne is well know throughout Australia. Her training is motivational, inspiring and she has been asked to speak about Montessori and the potential it has to change the lives of elderly people including those people living with dementia at many organisations and conferences both in Australia and across the world.

Anne published her first book in 2017, Forgetfulness, Feelings and Farnarkling, a book that examines where aged care has come from, where we are now and where we need to be.

In June 2021 she joined AMI as Head of Montessori for Dementia, Disability and Ageing.