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Past Appointments

Victorian Bar
– Barrister & Accredited Mediator
Supreme Court of Victoria
– Admitted to Practice 2000
High Court of Australia
– Admitted to Practice 2000
Intellectual Disability Review Panel
– President
Victorian Public Service Board
– Senior Consultant (Training & Organisational consultancy)
Sessional Lecturer
– Forensic & Organisational Psychology
Disability Review Panels
– Member
Merit Review Agency
– Panel Chair
Family Court of Australia
– Counsellor/Mediator

Honorary Appointments

Victorian Bar
– Member – Human Rights Committee
– Member – Sterilisation of Children with an Intellectual Disability Subcommittee
– Member – Family Violence Sub-Committee

Psychologists’ Registration Board
– Member representing the Minister
– National Competency Standards, Psychologists

Australian Psychological Society
– Chairperson – Victoria Branch
– Chair, Continuing Education Committee
– Chair, Committee of Supervision
– Executive Officer, National Conference
– Member, Membership Appeals Committee
– Member, Strategic Planning Committee
– Member, Ethics Committee; Committee Reviewing the Code of Ethics
– Member, Committee developing Guidelines for Working with Young People
– Member, Specialist Titles Committee
– Member, Industrial Relations Committee
– Secretary, Education & Training Committee
– Member, Board of Organisational Psychologists
– Member, International Congress Scientific Program for Young Psychologists

Monash University
– Post Graduate Centre Board of Professional Studies

Deakin University
– Psychology Board of Studies

Swinburne University
– Course Advisory Committee


Important Family Law Changes in Children’s Cases
InPsych, Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Melita, B 2006

Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in Family Law
InPsych, Bulletin Australian Psychological Society Melita, B 2003

Convince the Legislators & Inform the Public- Corporal Punishment
InPsych, Bulletin Australian Psychological Society Melita, B 2003

Pain in Later Life
Perspectives on Pain: Mapping the Territory Carter, B (ed) Corran, T. & Melita, B. 1998

Assessing the Validity of Facilitated Communication- A Case Study
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Melita, B with Hudson, A. & Arnold, N. 1993

Structuring and Managing an Independent Review Body
Non-legal Members on Review Bodies
Australian Institute of Administrative Law Melita, B 1992

Report to the Minister of Community Services (Vic)  on Menstrual Suppressants
Review, recommendations and guidelines on the administration of menstrual suppressants (and use of hysterectomies) to women with an intellectual disability.
Report to the Minister of Community Services (Vic)  Intellectual Disability Review Panel 1992

Investigation into the Reliability and Validity of the Assisted Communication Technique
The investigation inquired into the use of the assisted communication technique, conducted controlled experiments on the validity and reliability of the technique and made recommendations to the Minister on its future use, funding and detailed protocols and code of conduct.
Report to the Minister of Community Services (Vic)  Intellectual Disability Review Panel 1989

Intellectual Disability Review Panel Report 1989

Intellectual Disability Review Panel Report 1991
Report of the statutory functions and activities of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel, including hearing and investigations, statistical analysis of monthly report data on restraint, seclusion and aversive therapy, and research findings on the use of conciliations/medications in October, 1987.


Preparing for court and giving evidence as an Expert Witness
Dr Bruce A Stevens

Psychological Perspectives on Euthanasia & the Terminally Ill
Australian Psychological Society Discussion Paper Melita, B

Crossfire! How to Survive Giving Expert Evidence as a Psychologist 
Dr Bruce A Stevens

Review of Family Violence Laws
Victorian Law Reform Commission

Family Law Reports