“Lana is an engaged and passionate community advocate who shares her skills and learnings with people who are seeking to hone their abilities to achieve change in the areas they care about. There aren’t too many workshops that I leave feeling was an investment in my knowledge and capacity to work in my community for a more sustainable future.” 

Deb Toskey – Network for a Sustainable East Gipsland 

“Lana supports us to dig deeply like down to the roots of the tree, and not just think about what actions we need to do to support our LGBTIQ+ communities in humanitarian disaster , but why and how we need to do them. So when a disaster hits, we can be grounded deep roots and won’t blow over in the cyclone, but stand strong and support our LGBTIQ+ community.”

Cruella Tuinukuafe – Tonga Leitis Associatio

Lana is an Australian-Fijian woman, with 25+ years experience weaving under-represented people, communities and support organisations together to activate and regenerate communities

My offerings

Participatory Research

I am experienced in leading Participatory Action Research (PAR) with women, People with Disabilities and people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, Expressions and Sex Characteristics. My practice is about supporting communities to generate their own of community engagement and research practice – rather than being the objects of others research.

Inclusion Practice Hub

I offer several training programs – giving space for International and local community workers to continue to reflect and build upon their inclusion practice. There are cohort courses, and self paced courses, and each primary thematic area includes a Community of Practice.

Gender, GESI, GEDSI, Diverse SOGIESC Advisor

I am available for Gender/GESI/GEDSI/SOGIESC advisory services across the project cycle, in programmes and departments and within whole of organisation contexts.


I offer external 1:1 and group supervision from a relational, trauma-informed approach. I also offer values based coaching for practitioners to depend their inclusion practice.


I use story as a community engagement tool, research methodology, an advocacy tool, and as an evaluation and learning tool. You can learn about my approaches, and some past projects here.

At the Kitchen Table

You can access my blog, full of tools, theories, reflections and opinions learnt from my social inclusion practice.

My Commitment of Diversity & Inclusion

I promise to walk alongside under-represented peoples and communities, supporting and amplifying their voices and perspectives to shape more equitable and just services, policies, and systems.

I believe that diversity and inclusion is more than a statement; equality and accessibility are guiding principles embedded in everything I do. I strongly believe that it’s the collective sum of all our communities differences, life experiences, and knowledge that enables both ourselves and partners to come together to tackle complex social issues. That’s why I’m committed to working with diverse communities and organisations made up of people with diverse skills from all backgrounds. Including under-represented communitie such as, First Nations, LGBTIQ+ and people with visible and non-visible disabilities. As well as people with diverse sex, sexuality and gender identities.

I respectfully acknowledges that I stand on what always was and always will be, Indigenous land. I acknowledge that it is stolen land, and that First Nations Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are the rightful sovereign custodians of all these Lands and Waterways. I unreservedly apologise for and express my shame over the dispossession, marginalisation and attempt genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. I Pay the Rent monthly and thank the traditional custodians of this land for continuing to allow me to work, play, campaign and conduct our activities here.