Experience and Interests
Psychologist, Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Masters of Psychology (Clinical), Graduate Diploma Advanced (Psychology), Graduate Diploma (Psychology), PhD in British and American Studies.
Iris is experienced in working with people from all walks of life, in a range of settings including public hospitals, universities, not for profit organisations and private practice.
During clinical studies, Iris gained experience in a pain management clinic, supporting groups and individuals affected by chronic pain. She also has experience in working with clients affected by disordered eating. Iris has a particular interest in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity issues, perfectionism and interpersonal difficulties.
Iris's research areas of interest include skill learning in depression and grief and loss. While working as a research fellow at the RMIT university, she was involved in a project exploring the experience of grief and loss in family members of the individuals who are missing in the aftermath of genocide. She also conducted research about grief and loss associated with migration.
Prior to training as a psychologist, Iris completed a doctoral degree in British and American Studies and worked as a university lecturer.
Iris is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, German.