Julia

JULIA PETROVIC, B.A.

Human Development

Research Interests: resilience, mindfulness, mental health in schools, social/emotional development across youth
Email Address: julia.petrovic@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards

  • 2021-2025 – Bourse de doctorat en recherche, Fonds de recherche du Québec en société et culture (FRQSC, $21,000/year; held)

  • 2021 – Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($2,000)

  • 2021 – Graduate Mobility Award (Virtual Collaboration Project), McGill University ($2,000)

  • 2020-2021 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Master’s Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, $17,500/year; held)

  • 2020 – Adolescent Wellness and Community Engagement Award, McGill University ($2,000)

  • 2019 – Selected Preferential Recruitment Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($10,000)

Publications

​Petrovic, J., Sadowski, I., Böke, B. N., Mettler, J., Bastien, L., & Heath, N. L. (submitted). Perceived degree of reaching adulthood: A novel predictor of emerging adult well-being. Research in Human Development.

Conferences

Böke, B. N., Petrovic, J., Bastien, L., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2021, August). Implementation and evaluation of the online Program for Undergraduate Resilience in Engineering (PURE). Talk submitted for presentation at the virtual Canadian Post-Secondary Mental Health Conference.

Petrovic, J., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, August). The interaction effect of gender and non-suicidal self-injury on positive COVID-19 experiences. Poster session accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) virtual conference.

Petrovic, J., Bastien, L., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, June). Mindfulness attitudes: A novel predictor of dispositional mindfulness and coping self-efficacy. Poster session accepted for presentation at the 82nd annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) virtual conference.

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Argento, A., Rodger, S., & Heath, N. L. (2021, June). Supporting university students' mental health during COVID-19: The effectiveness of a virtual wellness program for pre-service teachers. Poster session accepted for presentation at the 48th annual Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) virtual conference.

Petrovic, J., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., Hamza, C., & Heath, N. L. (2021, June). The mixed COVID-19 experiences of adults with a history of nonsuicidal self-injury. Oral presentation submitted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) virtual conference.

Bastien, L., Petrovic, J., Mettler, J., Milad, J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, June). Dispositional mindfulness and attitudes towards mindfulness in students with a history of self-injury? Poster session submitted for presentation at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) virtual conference.

Bastien, L., Petrovic, J., Mettler, J., Milad, J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, May). Are students with a history of self-injury less receptive to mindfulness? Poster session accepted for virtual presentation at the 33rd annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. 

Petrovic, J., Mettler, J., Mills, D. J., Hamza, C., & Heath, N. L. (2021, May). Is there a silver lining? An exploration beyond negative COVID-19 experiences. Flash talk accepted for virtual presentation at the 33rd annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference. 

Nordine, A., Milad, J., Petrovic, J., Bastien, L., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, April). University student adjustment to COVID-19: An exploration beyond the negative. Poster session accepted for virtual presentation at McGill University's 5th Annual Human Development Conference.

Petrovic, J., Bastien, L., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2021, April). The importance of attitudes towards mindfulness in predicting dispositional mindfulness and coping self-efficacy. Poster session accepted for virtual presentation at McGill University's 5th Annual Human Development Conference.

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Bastien, L., Washer, S., McAuley, L., Carsley, D., Di Genova, L., Romano, V., & Heath, N. L. (2020, November). The development, pilot, and evaluation of a tiered service provision model to build mental health resilience in undergraduate engineering students. Poster session presented at the University of Waterloo Virtual Conference on Student Mental Health Research.

 

Böke, B. N., Argento, A., Zito, S., Petrovic, J., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2020, June). Multi-media approaches in teacher education: An initiative to support pre-service teacher well-being. Talk accepted for presentation at the annual Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) conference, Montreal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Sadowski, I., Böke, B.N., Zito, S., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., Argento, A., Rodger, S., Heath, N.L. (2020, May). Tracking the trajectory of integrating well-being education in a teacher preparation program. Paper accepted for presentation at the 48th Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, London, ON. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Emerging adult self-perceptions predict well-being. Oral presentation accepted for presentation at the 81st annual Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) conference, Montreal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Emerging adulthood: Feeling in-between and subsequent associations with social-emotional wellbeing. Poster accepted for presentation at the 32nd annual Association for Psychological Science (APS) conference, Chicago, IL, USA. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Simundic, A., Argento, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., Heath, N. L. (2020, May). Evaluating a mindfulness intervention for young adults with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. Oral presentation accepted for presentation at the 81st Annual National Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Montreal, QC, Canada. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2020, April). Subjective well-being in emerging adulthood: The predictive role of self-perceptions. Poster submitted for presentation at McGill’s 5th Annual Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Bastien, L., Argento, A., Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Petrovic, J., Bloom, E., Sullivan, S., & Heath, N. L. (2020, March). Accès en ligne à des stratégies de régulation des émotions adaptées pour le contexte de l’école primaire. Poster accepted for presentation at the Société Québécoise pour Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP) Conference, Gatineau, QC. (Conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

 

Argento, A., Carsley, D., Robinson, S., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., Bloom, E., Sullivan, S., & Heath, N. L. (2020, February). Your Calm Spot: A free online emotion regulation and mindfulness strategy platform for students. Workshop to be presented at the Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ) Annual Conference.

 

Argento, A., Simundic, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., Heath, N. L. (2019, June). Evaluating the effectiveness of a brief mindfulness-based intervention in university students with a history of NSSI engagement. Oral presentation presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) annual convention, Orlando, FL, USA.

 

Simundic, A., Argento, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., & Heath, L. N. (2019, June). The mediating role of social connectedness for university students with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS) convention, Orlando, FL, USA.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., Petrovic, J. & Heath, N. L. (2019, June). Supporting pre-service teachers’ mental health and well-being. Poster session presented at the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services (CACUSS) Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada.

 

Simundic, A., Argento, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., & Heath, N. L. (2019, May). Association of emotional intelligence, social support and connectedness in non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at the 31st Annual Association of Psychological Science (APS) Convention, Washington, DC, USA.

 

Simundic, A., Argento, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., & Heath, L. N. (2019, April). The relationship between social connectedness, social support and non-suicidal self-injury. Poster session presented at McGill’s 4th Annual Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Argento, A.,Simundic, A., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., & Heath, N. L. (2019, April). Effects of a brief mindfulness intervention on stress and mindfulness in university students with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. FAST-5 presentation presented at McGill’s 4th Annual Human Development Student Research Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D. & Heath, N. L. (2019, March). Regulating emotions and stress in pre-service teachers (RESST): A stress management and well-being program. Oral presentation presented at the 18th Annual Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Zito, S., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., Carsley, D., Petrovic, J. & Heath, N. L. (2019, March). Supporting pre-service teachers’ mental health and well-being: A needs assessment. Poster session presented at the Department of Education Graduate Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Invited Talks

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., & Heath, N. L. (2020, February). Stress: The science behind it & strategies to manage it. Invited talk presented to undergraduate students at McGill University’s annual Academia Week, Montreal, QC.

 

Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2019, February). Brief overview of the Regulating Emotions and Stress in pre-Service Teachers (RESST) program. Invited guest lecture presented in the Fourth Professional Seminar course [EDSL415] at McGill University. Montreal, QC.

Workshops

Petrovic, J., Böke, B. N., Sadowski, I., & Heath, N. L. (2020, November). StressLess: A workshop for teens. Invited workshop presented at École Maïmonide, Montreal, QC.

Böke, B. N., Zito, S., Sadowski, I., Petrovic, J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2018, December). Regulating Emotions and Stress in pre-Service Teachers (RESST) instructor workshop. Workshop presented to Fourth Year Professional Seminar [EDEC404/405] course instructors at McGill University, Montreal, QC.

 

Argento, A., Carsley, D., Robinson, S., Mettler, J., Petrovic, J., Bloom, E., Sullivan, S., & Heath, N. L. (2020, February). Your Calm Spot: A free online emotion regulation and mindfulness strategy platform for students. Workshop accepted for presentation at the Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ) annual conference. Montreal, QC.