Dr Stella Laletas has been employed by Monash University for over 6 years and currently holds an ongoing position in the Faculty of Education.
She is a Senior Lecturer in developmental psychology, counselling and inclusive education.
As an academic, her research interests lie in exploring and understanding the experiences and mental health needs of our most vulnerable citizens, including children and adolescents, as well as our ageing population.
Alongside her academic profile, she is a practicing psychologist with specialist knowledge in lifespan and developmental psychology.
Prior to her employment at Monash University, she held leadership and executive positions within school systems and various community sectors.
Her professional profile also includes experience in School Leadership in the area of Student Wellbeing with the Department of Education and Training in Victoria.
Stella completed her PhD in Educational & Developmental Psychology at Monash University and is the Mollie Holman Award recipient for the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty, 2017.
In 2018, Stella was nominated for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Ray Debus Award for Doctorial Research in Education.
Currently, Stella holds positions on academic committees responsible for governing processes within the Faculty of Education and across the whole of Monash University. These include:
- Monash University Human Ethics Committee (2018 to present): the role of the committee members is to ensure the ethical standards and legal and moral obligations involving human subjects in research;
- Member of Academic Progress Committee Panel (2018 to present): the academic progress committee adjudicates hearings and determines whether students can continue with your studies at Monash.
- Steering Committee Chair, Prato International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent & Child Mental Health (2018 to present): the committee organises conferences/working parties and facilitates opportunities for international research collaborations.