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Monika is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Adolescent Health and Centre of Research Excellence (Driving global investment in adolescent health) at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation at the University of Melbourne.

Her research focusses on promoting the mental health and social-emotional development of adolescents and young people to prevent later mental health problems, especially the role of school and community systems.

Monika is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Centre for Adolescent Health - Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • –present
    Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Paediatrics - University of Melbourne


    University of Melbourne, MPsych (Clinical) / PhD
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology/Linguistics (Hons. Psych)