APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

Victorian Committee Information

The following members of the College State Section Committee have been elected by members of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists in a particular State. This is a sub-Committee of the College National Committee. Please feel free to contact the College State Section Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College in this State.

Chair

Ms Camelia Wilkinson
Phone: 0439743818
Camelia Wilkinson is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist, a Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology and a board approved supervisor. Camelia is the current Chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology Victoria Branch. She has worked in academia for the last six years, currently working as the practicum coordinator for the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology at ACU. Camelia has spent the past two decades working with educators, families and children She is currently working as a practicing Educational and Developmental Psychologist within the private practice setting in Melbourne Australia.

Chair-Elect

Position vacant

Secretary

Ms Zoe Markopoulos
Phone: 0401533786

Treasurer

Dr Christine Grove
Dr Christine Grové (PhD, MAPS, FCEDP) is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Fellow of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and a board approved supervisor. She is the current treasurer of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology Victoria Branch.

Christine works collaboratively with health care professionals, teachers, parents and young people to support the individual and unique needs of youth. Her research interests lie in engaging the young person’s perspective and experience. As a psychologist she has worked in schools, hospitals and in private practice in various supporting roles with young people and their families. Alongside clinical practice she lecturers in inclusive education and psychology and supervises research students within this area.

Committee Member

Ms Jennifer Politis
Jennifer is an Educational and Developmental Psychology registrar, an Associate Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology and a board approved supervisor. Jennifer has been a contributing Committee Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology Victoria Branch for the past five years. She currently works with children and families within the private practice and school settings.

Committee Member

Miss Brittany Taylor
Brittany graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 with a Master of Educational Psychology degree and is registered as an Educational & Developmental Psychologist.

She has worked in a range of primary schools within the Government and Catholic systems and has a passion for working with children who suffer from anxiety. She also has experience working with children and adolescents with behavioural difficulties, emotional regulation issues, social concerns, and with those from trauma backgrounds.

Brittany is currently employed as a school psychologist at a primary school in the South-East suburbs and also works at a private clinic in Ormond as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Committee Member

Mrs Yiota Georgiou

Committee Member

Dr Aspasia Stacey Rabba
Phone: 0402827445
Aspasia Stacey Rabba is a clinician-researcher, and registered psychologist trained in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. Stacey recently completed a PhD at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University. She examined family wellbeing and resilience in parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Stacey is motivated and enthusiastic about conducting and disseminating research that will help inform our practice and the unique role of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. Stacey is currently engaged in several different roles across public and private sectors. She is a Senior Mental Health Clinician at Monash Health, Senior Psychologist in private practice, and Lecturer at La Trobe University. She also enjoys mentoring students and early career clinician-researchers.

Committee Member

Mr Gavin Duarte
Gavin is an early career Psychologist and Registrar (Educational and Developmental Psychology). He has previously held the role of 'Student Representative' for the Victorian College of Educational and Developmental Psychology (2018-2019) and has been an APS member since 2015.

Gavin has many years of experience working as a Research Assistant in diverse environments such as a non-profit (MCRI) and within universities (Deakin & Melbourne). Within these roles, he has supported the advancement of knowledge in areas such as mild-TBI, digital tools which assess social impairment and mental illness, benefits of organised physical activity in children with additional needs and positive psychology.

Gavin currently works as a Psychologist within a multidisciplinary team at a Victorian Special Development School (SDS) and has experience working in independent, government and private practice settings.

Student Representative

Miss Jennah Alonso