Sally and Gill sitting on the stairs outside Katherine Mansfield's house.

About Us & Our Research

Dovetale Press editors Dr Sally Rimkeit and Dr Gillian Claridge believe that people living with dementia should not be deprived of the joy of reading.

Together, they have published five dementia-friendly books adapted from classic literature.

A portrait headshot og Dr Gillian Claridge. She has her hair tied up and wears a grey jacket and an orange and grey turtleneck top. She smiles warmly.

Dr Gillian Claridge, Applied Linguist

Gill is now retired but runs an online TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course. She has a Masters degree in Russian Language and Literature from St Andrews University, Scotland, a post-graduate Certificate of Education specialising in language teaching, and a Doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where she won the Victoria University English Speaking Union Award in 2011. 

She spent 5 years as Dean of the Faculty of International Studies at the International Pacific College in Palmerston North, before retiring to spend more time with her grandchildren and on her work with Dovetale Press.

A portrait photo of Dr Sally Rimkeit who is smiling warmly and wearing a cream blouse

Dr B Sally Rimkeit, Psychogeriatrician

Sally is a Consultant Adult and Old Age Psychiatrist, working as a locum and in private at The Dunes Practice in Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. She is the clinical lead for an international programme on dementia-friendly book groups. 

After completing a qualitative study on younger onset dementia, she founded the Younger Onset Dementia Aotearoa Trust (YODAT), a charitable trust developing age-appropriate services for people living with younger onset dementia. She remains active on the Board.

Like Gill, she takes time out for her grandchildren and family living in Wellington.