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Stella Laletas is an academic, researcher and registered psychologist. She is a lecturer in inclusive education and child and adolescent development at Monash University in the Faculty of Education. She has over 20 years of experience in various education settings. 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. 

Stella is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Her clinical practice and research interests lie in assessing the developmental needs of children in high conflict families and developing trauma-sensitive, evidence based parenting interventions that can help reduce risk of adverse outcomes for these children. From an educational perspective, Stella's research interests focus on exploring the potential role of educators and carers in educational settings in supporting vulnerable children, in particular children living with social disadvantage, disability, trauma and parental mental illness. This includes identifying their needs of these children, student engagement and how to best support their social and emotional development.

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2015 2018

Ethical decision making for professional school counsellors: use of practice-based models in secondary school settings

Laletas, S., May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parental mental illness: Cross-sectional analysis of family focused practice within the early childhood sector

Laletas, S., Goodyear, M. J. & Reupert, A. E., May 2018, In : Journal of Child and Family Studies. 27, 5, p. 1650-1660 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring pre-service secondary teachers' understanding of care

Laletas, S. & Reupert, A. E., 2016, In : Teachers and teaching: theory and practice. 22, 4, p. 485 - 503 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pathways of Care: targeting the early childhood sector for early intervention

Laletas, S., Reupert, A. E., Goodyear, M. J. & Morgan, B., 2015, In : Advances in Mental Health. 13, 2, p. 139 - 152 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review