Researcher biography

Dr Keane Wheeler is a proud Ngarabal man and Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA). Dr Wheeler's previous work has focused on early intervention, ensuring a trauma informed culturally-responsive approach towards childhood movement development, such as through the use of Traditional song and dance to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in physical activity. Dr Wheeler has led teams working on education programs that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through a strength-based and holistic framework. Dr Wheeler has co-designed and provided Indigenous leadership to a range of projects that have catered for the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and through this experience has partnered to deliver diverse governance solutions and educational engagement frameworks.