Dr Kerrie Lante

Lecturer in Interprofessional Communication for Health Human and Disability Service Professionals

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt South
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 professionals in the health sciences areas. 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, community engagement and staff work engagement. Other interests include Inclusive sporting/recreational facilities, 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.


Ph.D. School of Medical Sciences. RMIT University

Grad Cert in Educational Studies (Higher Education), The university of Sydney

Bachelor Applied Science (Intellectual Disability Studies) (Hons). RMIT University

Honours, awards and grants


Office recreation and Sport, 2014, awarded a grant of $30,000 to Inclusive Sports and Dr Kerrie Lante at Flinders University to develop a ‘Inclusive Sports Facility’ model which explores physical, cultural, environmental attributes and operations of a sports facility that is truly inclusive.

The University of Sydney Widening Participation Grant, 2013, awarded $50,000 for research led by Dr Debra Shirley and her team into inclusive teaching for university success: building capacity in health literacy and intercultural understanding between students and academics. Dr Kerrie Lante was a key part of this team.

Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID), NSW/ACT Research Seed Grant, 2012/13, awarded a small grant ($5,000) to Dr Kerrie Lante and co-researchers from Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) for research into participation levels and promotion of physical activity in ADHC Group Homes.


Rotary International Group Study Exchange for young professionals, 2009.

Key responsibilities

Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Disability and Community Inclusion.

Topic coordinator
HLTH1304 Communication and Interprofessional Practice
DSRS1210 Interpersonal and Group Skills
Topic lecturer
DSRS1210 Interpersonal and Group Skills
HLTH1304 Communication and Interprofessional Practice
Supervisory interests
Community sport
Disability support workers
Inclusive practices
Inclusive sporting/recreational facilities
Intellectual disability
Interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional education
Physical activity
Quality of life for people with disabilities
Valuing health related quality of life
Work engagement of disability professionals