Ana Mantilla Benitez


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PhD projects

Strengthening disability inclusion in Victorian classrooms - The impact of teachers’ use of the AllPlay Learn program


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Personal profile


Ana is a senior research fellow at the School of Educational Psychology and Counselling (EPC) at Monash University. Ana is the Director of the AllPlay research programs ( /, leading and working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers that investigate, co-design and help implement programs that positively impact the lives of the 1 in 5 Australian children who experience developmental challenges, disability, or disadvantage. Ana has worked across health and education projects in urban, regional, and remote locations and works closely with industry and government to help 'make the world fit for children of all abilities'. 

Research interests

- Inclusive education 

- Inclusion in sports and recreation

- Inclusion in dance

- Children and adolescent learning and wellbeing

- Knowledge translation 

- Qualitative research 

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

Research area keywords

  • Inclusion
  • Disability
  • Physical activity
  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Knowledge Translation


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