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Personal profile

Biography

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. 

Currently, Stella holds the position of Chairperson of the Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide Network (Prato Group) Steering Committee.The aim of the members of the Prato Group is to strengthen research efforts, inform policy and practice, and influence the workforce and service delivery, all of which may generate change at the societal, family and individual levels for parents who have mental health challenges, their children and families. The Prato Group has over 80 members and meets biennially to discuss and plan future research directions in the field. With the steering committee, Stella is organising the up and coming researcher meeting scheduled for May, 2021 in Prato, Italy.

Research interests

Educational Psychology

Inclusive Teacher Education 

Developmental Psychology

Family Law Psychology

 

Monash teaching commitment

2019

EDF3122- Teaching diverse learners  Semester 2

Lecturer (Clayton and Peninsula); Unit Coordinator (Peninsula)

EDF2210-Fostering positive child and adolescent behaviour and development  Semester 1

Lecturer; Chief Examiner and Unit Coordinator (Clayton and Peninsula Campuses)

EDF5041- Engaging adolescent learners  Semester 1

Lecturer

Supervision interests

Projects that focus on

  • exploring the needs of vulnerable children in education settings, in particular children living in families impacted by parental mental illness; children impacted by high conflict families related to child custody disputes; childhood/transgenerational trauma; disability and social disadvantage.
  • helping teachers identify and support the needs of vulnerable children in terms of their wellbeing and engagement in learning 

Clinical activities

Stella is an endorsed and practicing Educational and Developmental Psychologist.

Psychological services include:

  1. Assessments: Family Law & Child Custody Evaluations and Child & Adolescent Psychoeducational Assessments
  2. Interventions: Individual and family counselling 
  3. Expert witness and consultancy: assessment and intervention for children in a Family Law context

Consulting

Family Law Practitioners: Assessing the best interests of a child in the judicial system

Educators: Teaching Diverse Learners  in regualr classrooms

External positions

School Leadership-Student Wellbeing, State Department of Education

20062012

Secondary Teacher, State Department of Education

20042006

Early Childhood Education and Care Director

19932003

Classroom Teacher , State Department of Education

19891993

Research area keywords

  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Inclusive Teacher Education
  • Family Law Psychology
  • children of parents who have mental health issues
  • parental alienation

Projects

Research Output

Promoting student wellbeing and mental health through social and emotional learning

Grove, C. & Laletas, S., 2020, Inclusive Education for the 21st Century: Theory, Policy and Practice. Graham, L. J. (ed.). 1st ed. Crows Nest NSW Australia: Allen & Unwin, p. 317-335 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

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

Laletas, S., 2019, In : British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 47, 3, p. 283-291 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

4 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Faculty Award

Laletas, Stella (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Faculty Grant Award

Laletas, Stella (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Mollie Holman Medal recipient for the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty

Laletas, Stella (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Nominated for the Ray Debus Award for Doctorial Research in Education (2018)

Laletas, Stella (Recipient), 11 Nov 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Australian Postgraduate Award

Laletas, Stella (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Advances in Mental Health (Journal)

Stella Laletas (Peer reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

British Journal of Guidance & Counselling (Journal)

Stella Laletas (Peer reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

The Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Journal)

Stella Laletas (Peer reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health (Journal)

Stella Laletas (Peer reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Prato International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent & Child Mental Health

Stella Laletas (Chair/ Co-Chair)

2019

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Press / Media

Five principles of inclusive education

Christine Grove, Umesh Sharma, Stella Laletas, Anna Laktionova & Tom O'Toole

12/11/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature