about us

ALATA Inclusion, is a Think Tank of education, located in Melbourne – Australia, dedicated to the design and implementation of programs and inclusive education interventions, based on the research of best international practices and in their adequate application in the Latin American context. 

We are a transdisciplinarity and multicultural team of professionals with different backgrounds, but with the same vocation to build a more inclusive world and with the strongly believe that education is the right way. 

What do we believe in?

educating on diversity

Building an inclusive society, one in which people are valued because of who they are and diversity is perceived as part of the nations richness and strength, is everyone's duty and responsibility.

In an increasingly globalized world, and with intolerant political speeches gaining ground, educating on diversity, tolerance and respect is both important and urgent.

transforming the world

We dream on a more tolerant, human, loving world and we are determined to work for this dream.  We are transforming the world one teacher at time, one classroom at time.

It is within the classrooms that we have the best opportunity to lay the foundations of a more inclusive world.  It is inside the classrooms where we can model a better society.

inclusive world

inclusive society

Invent, develop and deliver meaningful training courses on  "Inclusive Education and Sustainable Learning" for Australia and Latin America anticipating their needs and meeting their expectations. This is done through a commitment of quality and excellence founded on our core values

Being a leading provider of “Inclusive Education'' in Australia and Latin America, we want to make new ways for professional education of a new generation of teachers and students with the skills needed to face changes in Society and adapt to them from the inclusive and sustainable perspective.

Australia-Latin America Training Academy (ALATA)


The ALATA experts, with its rich experience in Inclusive education in Australia and elsewhere in the world, share and understand their common goals of putting together a course that is  and well suitable and adequate for the Ecuadorian and other Latin-American countries. 

Lorraine Graham

Lorraine Graham is Professor of Learning Intervention at the University of Melbourne.

  • She has been an active researcher for the last twenty years with positions as Associate Director of the National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia, Co-Developer of the QuickSmart literacy and numeracy programs, and Professor of Inclusive Education and Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New England.

  • Lorraine is a Fellow of the International Association of Research into Learning Disabilities and recipient of UNE's Team Award for Excellence in Research. She has dedicated her career to creating relevant and responsive systems of strategy and instructional.

Jeanette Berman

Dr Jeanette Berman is Director of Educational Psychology at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and provides continuing education for practicing psychologists and teachers.

  • She has previously taught special and inclusive education in teacher education programs at the Australian universities of New England and Canberra.

  • Jeanette continues active practice as a psychologist in schools, is registered in both Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Psychological Societies.

  • She is also a member of the Australian Psychologists and Counselors in Schools (APACS), the International School Psychology Association (ISPA), and the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) and has presented at conferences around the world. 

Anne Bellert

Dr Anne Bellert is a qualified primary school and special education teacher and consultant who has worked in a wide range of school settings for almost twenty years.

  • As well as teaching, Anne has worked closely with classroom teachers, school executive and family members of students with disability and named difficulties to promote inclusive practices and approaches.

  • Anne was involved in the development of the QuickSmart program and pursues research and publication interests focusing on learning difficulties in basic academic skills, literacy, numeracy and more recently, the potential role of cognitive neuroscience in 21st century education.

Lisa McKay-Brown

Dr Lisa McKay-Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne where she is program coordinator of the Master of Learning Intervention and coordinator of pre-service education subjects focusing on classroom engagement and working with behaviours of concern. Prior to this, Lisa was a leading teacher at Travancore School, a mental health focussed special education setting. In this role, she worked with teachers in varied school settings to re-engage students with mental health disorders, including those exhibiting complex behaviours and school refusal, with their schools.

  • Lisa has over 25 years of experience working in education, including primary, secondary and special education settings, and specialist alcohol and other drug services. Lisa is currently involved in research projects focusing on help seeking by adolescents for alcohol use and mental health, wraparound interventions for re-engaging severe school refusers, and including the voice of students with mental health diagnoses in their education.

Carl Parsons

Dr Carl holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology & Audiology), a Master’s of Science in Education and PhD in Communication Disorders and Psychology. His career has spanned many posts as,

  • A professor, clinician and consultant to universities, schools and specialist centers in Australia and the United States. 

  • These include the positions at LaTrobe University as Associate Professor in Child Language Disorders, Head of School of Human Communication Sciences, First Associate Dean of Research - Faculty of Health Sciences, Deputy Dean - Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of Department of Podiatry.

  • Carl sat on the Victorian State Committee to Review Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2007-2008) and served as an International Consultant to Ministry of Education in Turkey (2008-2010).

  • He is also the Patron and a Life Member of the Down Syndrome Association.

  • Currently he holds Directorship of the Centre for Advanced Assessment & Therapy Services (CAATS), Computer Assisted Therapy Services (CATS), Integrated Services at Port Phillip Specialist School and is an Honorary Fellow at the Assessment Research Centre, Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne.

Australia-Latin America Training Academy (ALATA)


The academic group embraces diversity and contributes to the compilation of information with the highest standards to develop the inclusion course.

Catalina Millán

Catalina is a Colombian Anthropologist with six years of experience in school teaching. She has prepared 11th-grade students for the national exam ICFES –Prueba Saber Test on Social Violence and Society areas. She has also worked as a History teacher in middle school, and Anthropology lecturer in high school. Currently she is undertaking postgraduate studies in the field of Education at LaTrobe University. Catalina has vast experience providing private tutoring for high school students with learning difficulties -such as Autism spectrum disorder, depression, ADD, among others- promoting the adoption of sustainable learning strategies and practices.

Claudia Pulido

Speech Pathologist from Colombia with more than 15 years of experience developing and leading sessions with language-impaired and learning-disabled children. Claudia has also worked as Academic Consultant and Deaf Population Program Director from 1995 until 2009. Claudia has coached an academic program for students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and related disabilities in primary school. She has had the responsibility to run workshops and design strategies to encourage different participants (parents, caregivers, teachers) to learn about speech-language disorders and learning difficulties, its impact on academics and social behaviour, and strategies for skill development. Claudia holds a Masters degree on Education from LaTrobe University and has extended professional experience working with comprehensive language disorders.

Carolina Rivera

Carolina holds a Degree in education and philosophy from the University of Santiago de Chile. Specialized in curriculum and educational planning, education in contexts of vulnerability and school leadership through her subsequent studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2009, she joined Enseña Chile (subsidiary of the global network ‘Teach for all’), forming part of the first generation of professionals of the foundation. As part of the program she worked at Erasmo Escala Arriagada school, teaching the subjects of Philosophy and Computing, generating various school innovation projects. In 2012 she founded ONG Innovacien, an organization that is dedicated to promoting the development and implementation of 21st century skills and innovation in the school context and which has impacted the learning of more than 10,000 students.

camila castro

Camila is an Occupational Therapist with a Master in Public Health from The University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience in inclusive programs for children with disabilities in mainstream schools as well as in Latin American studies. Her research work has been around the inter-relation between health and social sciences to promote the well-being of children and women, using qualitative and quantitative evidence. She has worked in Chile, Haiti, Spain and Australia developing intercultural communication and teamwork skills, as well as knowledge translation to enhance the implementation of programs. 

Rodrigo González

Graduate Bachelor of Political Science (ITAM) from Mexico, currently doing his Master of Sustainable Practice at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Rodrigo has over 8 years of experience as a Human Development & Corporate Sustainability consultant. During this period, he has delivered workshops and keynotes as well as implemented programs on a wide range of topics with a trans-disciplinary approach and under diverse consulting schemes. Rodrigo has collaborated with Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Audi, HSBC, EY, KPMG, Scotiabank, and the Mexican Business Council among many others. Since its foundation in 2015 and until the beginning of 2017, Rodrigo led the efforts of entrale.org.mx, an inter organizational corporate initiative that promotes the employment and development of people with disabilities. During his period as Executive Director, the alliance accomplished the participation of nearly 100 companies and 25 NGO´s, resulting in the hiring of over 1000 candidates in organic positions.


Nisha is a Computer Science Engineer by profession hailing from India has now settled in Melbourne. She has over 7 years of enriching IT experience as a Software Engineer across NIIT Limited & Gravy Partners while in India, where she had a chance to work on the E- learning platform for various clients such as Texas University, Indusind Bank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Shell company and Turkish Airlines. Currently Nisha leads the ALATA IT team to plan and establish, develop, deliver and manage the infrastructure of Moodle Learning Management System. She also has previous experience across multiple start-ups and multinational companies where she has obtained and developed hands-on experience in e -learning, e-commerce and banking domain.

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