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Levita is a registered Counselling Psychologist and Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University. 

Levita has worked in public and private settings before commencing a career in academia. Levita's doctoral research looked at the experience of women who engage in NSSI (non-suicidal self-injury) and seek internet support. 

Her research interests are in the area of perinatal psychology, early childhood experiences and its impact on attachment and neurobiology, adverse childhood experiences (ACE), transgenerational trauma and attachment patterns and its subsequent effect on parenting styles.

Her recent research projects are looking at psychological factors affecting first-time fathers as they transition to fatherhood. 

Levita will take on research supervision of  honours, masters and PhD students (as an associate supervisor) within the areas of early parenting experiences, infant mental health, attachment and bonding, psychological aspects of parenting, child and adult trauma, program/therapy evaluation, adoption, children in out-of-home care, impact of intergenerational trauma. 


Research area keywords

  • Parenting
  • Attachment and bonding
  • Trauma
  • Perinatal psychology
  • child trauma
  • adverse childhood experiences
  • NSSI


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