Dr Kerrie Lante

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Research Biography

Kerrie Lante is a disability professional who has extensive experience in working with people with intellectual disability, their families and caregivers. She particularly enjoys creating an awareness, promoting an understanding and linking students across different disciplines so to foster their understanding of the role of disability and allied health professionals and how they can work alongside each other for the benefit of their client. In her role as an academic and researcher, Kerrie's industry experience has given her the opportunity to impart valuable knowledge and experience to emerging allied health professionals. Kerrie was a Research Associate at Sydney University, working on a NHMRC Partnership Project: Embedding sustainable physical activities into the everyday lives of adults with intellectual disabilities, before joining Flinders in 2014. Her research interests lie in promoting health and well being, particularly through physical activity and Active Support, enhancing quality of life and community engagement. Current interests include Inclusive sporting/recreational facilities, intellectual disability, interprofessional education and work engagement of disability professionals. Kerrie was involved in the Creating a Sporting Chance program at RMIT, Melbourne; a community, evidence based, sustainable, low cost physical activity program for people with intellectual disability.   She has also worked across government and non-government organizations, promoting physical activity in community based settings for adults with intellectual disability. Kerrie has presented at various national and international conferences on intellectual disability.

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Disability
  • Inclusive Sport and Recreation
  • Physical Activity
  • Interprofessional Education

External positions

Board Member, Inclusive Sports SA

Supervisory Interests

  • Intellectual disability
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Disability
  • Quality of life for people with disabilities
  • Valuing health related quality of life
  • Inclusive practices
  • Community sport
  • Disability support workers
  • Recreation
  • Inclusive sporting/recreational facilities
  • Interprofessional education
  • Physical activity
  • Sport
  • Work engagement of disability professionals


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