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Tertiary Education

2018 - 2022

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Maja Nedeljkovic


Honours (Psychology) – First Class

Swinburne University of Technology/Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Melbourne Australia

Supervisor: Associate Professor Neil Thomas


Graduate Diploma in Psychology

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia


Bachelor of Dance

Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia

Diploma of Dance Performance (Classical Ballet)

New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington, New Zealand

Scholarships and Grants

Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Psychologists, Vic State Section 

Postgraduate Students Clinical Research Grant (2020)

Awarded to support research participation for PhD project


Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend 

Australian Government

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Tuition feeds during PhD candidature

Swinburne University - Honours Support Scheme

Reimbursements for participants of an RCT

Work Experience

2021 - 2023

Research Clinician – Workforce Research

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Design and delivery of various activities associated with the ‘Attraction and Retention in the public mental health workforce’ project, including ethics applications, end to end qualitative interviews, analysis, and reporting.

November 2019 - current

Research Assistant

Swinburne University of Technology

Engaged in multiple projects including a suicide prevention, aged care intervention, Data migration project Swinburne Psychology Clinic, Transcranial direct current stimulation to treat anorexia nervosa.

August 2021 - January 2022

Epworth Hospital Richmond

Working within the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team in both the inpatient and outpatient services. Delivering psychological services across conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s, major surgery and other complex medical conditions.

February 2021 - July 2021

Royal Children's Hospital 

Worked in both the eating disorders team and the Psychology Service treating anorexia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and other emotional disorders within the context of complex medical conditions, in a multidisciplinary team.

2018 - current

Sessional Lecturer, Tutor

Swinburne University of Technology, Open Universities Australia, RMIT

Undergraduate Psychology Tutor, online and face to face

2010 - current

Organisational Development, Human Resources 

Workshop facilitation, leadership development and coaching, diversity and inclusion, project management, change management, recruitment.

2010 - current

Presenter Performance Coach, presenter and facilitator

Les Mills

This role combines leadership and coaching of my teams in Australia and Asia, the delivery of fitness master classes filmed for global release, presenting and training for Les Mills in the Asia Pacific Region. 


Supervision, mentoring, and volunteering 

2021 - 2022

Higher Degree by Research Student representative, Centre for Mental Health (CMH)

Swinburne University of Technology

Attendance at CMH Executive meetings, communicating between staff and students, creating initiatives for knowledge sharing and support. 

2021 Co-supervision of Honours Students 

Swinburne University of Technology

Co-supervised two Honours Students to completion of thesis component, alongside Professor Susan Rossell and Dr Jessica Mackelprang. 

2020 Student Mentor

Mentoring of fellow student in the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) course during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


2015 - 2018 Support Group Convenor, Eating Disorders Victoria

2014 Telephone Helpline Volunteer, Lifeline


de Boer, K., Gnatt, I., Mackelprang, J. L., Williamson, D., Eckel, D., & Nedeljkovic, M. (2021). Phase-based approaches for treating complex trauma: a critical evaluation and case for implementation in the Australian context. Australian Psychologist, 1-9.

Musić, S., Elwyn, R., Fountas, G., Gnatt, I., Jenkins, Z. M., Malcolm, A., ... & Phillipou, A. (2021). Valuing the voice of lived experience of eating disorders in the research process: Benefits and considerations. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 0004867421998794.

Miles, S., Gnatt, I., Phillipou, A., & Nedeljkovic, M. (2020). Cognitive flexibility in acute anorexia nervosa and after recovery: A systematic review. Clinical psychology review, 101905.

Conference Presentations

2021 Body Image and Related Disorders Conference (oral)

Group-based compassion-focused therapy for comorbid eating and trauma-related difficulties: implementation, acceptability and future directions


2021 Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Conference (workshop)

Valuing the Voice of Lived Experience of Eating Disorders in the Research Process


2021 International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (ICCP) (symposium)

New Perspectives in Understanding and Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


2020 International Conference on Eating Disorders (poster)

Compassion Focused Group Therapy for Recovery from Trauma and Disordered

Eating: A Pilot Study 


2020 International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (oral, Q&A session)

Thriving in ballet: using compassion to enhance resilience and performance in dancers


2019 Body Image and Related Disorders (poster)

Does How We Feel Directly Influence Our Eating and Body Image?


2019 Swinburne University Higher Degree by Research Conference (oral)

Eating disorders and trauma: and exploration of the role of compassion in recovery


2019 World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (Symposium)

Emotion and Cognition in Disordered Eating: New Perspectives and Implications for Treatment.


2018 World Psychiatric Association’s Thematic Congress (oral)

Development of the Making Sense of Voices Scale to Inform Treatment and Recovery in People Who Hear Voices


2017 International Consortium on Hallucination Research (poster)

Development of the Making Sense of Voices Scale to Inform Treatment and Recovery in People Who Hear Voices


Radio Eastern FM ‘Brainwaves’ mental health segment, March , 2022

Swinburne University Psychological Sciences Research Showcase, 2020, 2021 

Recent Training and Workshops

2020     Psychotropics: The unvarnished version (APS) Prof. Jayashri Kulkarni

2019     Family-Based Treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (CEED)

2019     Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders and Body-Image Concerns

2019     Guided CBT for Binge Eating (CEED)

2019     20-hour online Eating Disorders program for health professionals (Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders, CEED)

2018     Body Positive Counselling (Fiona Willer and Louise Adams)

2018     Working with Men (A/Prof Roger Cook)

2018     Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviours workshop (Dr Imogen Rehm)

2018     Sexual Trauma workshop (Helen Kambouridis)

2018     Internal Family Systems Therapy (Dr Danielle Williamson & David Eckel)

2018     Exploring Attachment and Personality Differences in Therapy (Kevin Keith)

2018     Working with suicidal clients - (APS)

2017     Domestic violence response training – Lifeline

2017     Working with Borderline Personality Disorder - Australian Psychological Society (APS)

2017     Risk Identification and Related Clinical Issues Training – Prof Jayashri Kulkarni (MAPrc)

2016     Acceptance Commitment Therapy foundations – La Trobe University Psychology Clinic

2015     Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Livingworks

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Provisional Registration of Psychology Board of Australia

Student Member of Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)

Student Member Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Student Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists

Victorian Eating Disorders Research Network – Member

Neuroscience Special Interest Group (SIG), ANZAED

Committee member – Body Image and Related Disorders (BIRD) Conference 2019

Member – Swinburne Anorexia Nervosa (SWAN) Research Group

Lab founding member and coordinator – Integrative Clinical Psychology Lab

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