Associate Professor Monica Thielking
Doctor of Psychology (Counselling Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, 1st Class), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Youth Affairs), RMIT, Australia
Associate Professor Thielking is a registered psychologist, qualified youth worker and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne University. Monica leads pioneering industry-connected research projects that have national and international implications for increasing awareness, shifting public policy and informing service delivery and interventions for improving school professionals' wellbeing using positive psychology approaches and improving outcomes for young people and adults who have a history of trauma and/or experience social disadvantage. Monica’s qualitative research and evaluation reports have given voice to participants’ experiences and have served to deepen knowledge among researchers, policy makers and service providers about the individual and shared impacts of programs, services and interventions on participant outcomes.
Prior to coming to Swinburne, Monica worked at the Australian Psychological Society as the Psychologists in Schools Advisor. Monica was the founder and inaugural Convenor of the APS Psychologists in Schools Interest Group and was Program Chair of the American Psychological Association Division for International Psychology, supporting the scientific program for researchers working on global mental health initiatives. Monica currently co-chairs the International School Psychology Association Global Networking Forum and is an invited member of the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project.
School welfare issues, At-risk and disadvantaged youth, Early intervention for youth, Evidence-based practice and policy
Fields of Research
- Educational Psychology - 170103
- Health And Community Services - 111708
- Mental Health - 111714
Also published as: Thielking, Monica; Thielking, M.
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- 2015-06-09: A Mooroolbark woman tells of her struggle on the streets as a teen and how youth workers helped save her life - Herald Sun
- 2015-06-09: Only 'home' at school - Leader
- 2015-06-06: A new study reveals some homeless Yarra Ranges youth first run away at age 10 and half slept rough - Herald Sun
- 2015-06-02: Couch surfing teenagers dont seek help, finds study - ABC World Today
- 2015-06-02: Couchsurfing teenagers don't seek homeless help, finds study - ABC World Today
- 2015-06-02: New report highlights importance role school of teachers and counsellors in tackling secondary school homelessness - The University of Western Australia
- 2015-06-02: Runaways as young as 10 who couch surf do not regard themselves as homeless or seek support, research finds - ABC News
- 2015-06-02: Swinburne report into couch surfing secondary students highlights key role teachers play in tackling young homelessness - Swinburne University of Technology
- 2015-06-01: Students run away from home but try to stay at school - The Age
- 2015-03-09: Most homeless youth coming straight from state care: survey - Australian Policy Online
- 2015-03-06: The cost of youth homelessness in Australia - Victorian Council of Social Service
- 2015-02-27: Homeless teenagers take cover with the help of cubby houses - Brisbane Times
- 2015-02-20: Young homeless hit hard by health problems - Australian Doctor
- 2015-02-20: Youth 'driven from home' - Tasmanian Examiner
- 2015-02-19: Report exposes problems of youth homelessness - Noodls
- 2015-02-17: Costs of Youth Homelessness Revealed - Report - Pro Bono Australia
- 2015-02-17: Homeless study suggests interventions for school-aged young people who cannot go home - ABC News
- 2015-02-17: What it's like to be 16 and homeless - ABC Online
- 2015-02-16: Violence in family home triggers youth homelessness - The Age