Dr. Anita Milicevic

Dr Anita Milicevic, BSc Psych, BSc Psych Hons, PhD works as the Head of Social Sciences at Endeavour College in Melbourne.

Anita is responsible for conducting leading-edge research, development projects and activities that facilitate greater science, research and industry collaboration. She has been conducting research and supervision of research assistants and PhD students in Australia and Europe.

In collaboration with Victoria University in Melbourne and Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies in California, Anita is responsible for development and ongoing management of an international project entitled: A Study on the Phenomenology of Conative, Attentional, Cognitive, and Emotional Training for full-time Professional Contemplatives from beginning to advanced practice.

In collaboration with National Institute of Dramatic Art -NIDA in Sydney, Anita is responsible for longitudinal qualitative study of the effect of attention training on the graduate students.

Anita is passionate about research and particularly driven by a need to understand the interconnection of the psychological, social and political dimensions of trauma and practices for safe and transformative healing. Her enthusiasm and commitment to working in the area of healing, compassion and reconciliation was recognized by the Victorian Refugee Recognition Record for outstanding effort and commendable achievements within the community in the State of Victoria.

As a senior academic leader, Anita conceptualized, developed and delivered curricula within the undergraduate and graduate psychology, mental health, addiction and counselling programs.

Anita has employed scholarly teaching practices and subjective, first- person introspection that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn. She piloted and tested a new educational program for emotional literacy among students and lecturers.

Anita Milicevic came to Australia with her young family as a refugee from the Balkans war. Since that time she has completed an Honours degree and a PhD in Psychology. Concurrent with the 3.5 years of her PhD study, she held various positions as a Family Therapist, Disability Worker, Community Worker, Youth Justice Worker as well as working as a Lecturer.