Queer officer

Lefteris Patlamazoglou

Portfolio

The Queer Officer liaises with relevant groups and individuals to identify issues pertaining to LGBTIQ postgraduates, and ensures the interests of this cohort are represented at the MPAEC and within the broader university. 

Background

Having spent the biggest part of my life in Greece, I have lived in Australia for over seven years. Melbourne has allowed me the opportunity to extend my studies in psychology and build my career as a counsellor. I have experience working as a family counsellor with court-ordered parents, a fertility counsellor with IVF patients and a teaching associate of psychology and counselling units at Monash University. I have also mentored queer university students who pursue a career in social and health sciences. My aim is to represent the voices of the LGBTIQ+ students in the MPA team and facilitate inclusive events and activities.

Research

I am currently completing a PhD in psychology investigating the bereavement experiences of same-sex-attracted people who have lost a partner to non-HIV-related causes. I am particularly interested in the ways people deal with the loss of a partner and the impact of the loss on subsequent relationships.

Personal interests

Whenever I am not on campus, I usually cycle around Melbourne or watch theatre, dance and music performances.

Contact details

e:lefteris.patla@monash.edu

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