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Ana is a senior research fellow at the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling (EPC) at Monash University. Ana has worked across projects in education and health in urban, regional, and remote locations. Her research focus has been mostly on culture, pedagogy, diversity, and inclusion. Ana has worked in multidisciplinary teams that have co-designed and delivered culturally responsive and evidence-based programs for children, adolescents, families, educations, and institutions. Ana works closely with industry and government and has a strong interest in knowledge translation. In her most recent role as a senior research fellow and Director of AllPlay programs at Deakin University, Ana worked with Professor Nicole Rinehart, leading the AllPlay research and platforms ( / Ana has recently joined Monash University and is looking forward to continuing working on research and programs that positively impact the lives of the 1 in 6 children who experience developmental challenges, disability, or disadvantage.

Research interests

- Inclusive education 

- Inclusion in sports and recreation

- Early childhood

- Knowledge translation 

- Culture 

- Cultural historical theory 

- Qualitative research methods 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 26 Apr 2012

Education, Master of Education (Early Childhood), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 14 Apr 2005

Business, BBus (Honours), Universidad de los Andes

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002


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