Jelena Milicev

Office: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow,

99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

E-Mail: j.milicev.1@research.gla.ac.uk

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-0120-7495

Research title: Using social network analysis to understand social support, wellbeing and academic progress of postgraduate researchers - a mixed method approach

Research Summary

Recent studies reveal that many postgraduate researchers (PGRs) report high rates of psychological distress, often associated with low levels of social support. On the other hand, PGRs who report good relationships with peers and supervisors, or describe their departments as supportive and inclusive, tend to experience higher levels of mental wellbeing and academic success. Nevertheless, there is little knowledge of how these relationships are formed and maintained, and how their specific structural and functional aspects interact with PGR outcomes. This knowledge is important, as it can help universities improve the wellbeing of the PGR community by targeting the social support system. My study aims to contribute such knowledge by using a longitudinal approach and mixed methods social network analysis to explore the relationship between PGR social networks and wellbeing. An online survey collects quantitative data on PGR wellbeing and social interactions, while qualitative interviews explore lived experiences of developing, using, and maintaining these networks.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2022

Milicev, J. , Qualter, P., Goodfellow, C. , Inchley, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Leyland, A. H. , Kharicha, K. and Long, E. (2022) The prospective relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction, and psychological distress before and during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Public Health, (doi: 10.1007/s10389-022-01719-x) (PMID:35668719) (PMCID:PMC9136554) (Early Online Publication)

2021

Milicev, J. , McCann, M. , Simpson, S. A. , Biello, S. M. and Gardani, M. (2021) Evaluating mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate researchers: prevalence and contributing factors. Current Psychology, (doi: 10.1007/s12144-021-02309-y) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Kocic, A. and Milicev, J. (2020) Challenges for public service radio in small nations: lessons from Scotland. In: Savage, P., Medina, M. and Lowe, G.F. (eds.) Universalism in Public Service Media. Nordicom: Gothenburg, pp. 133-150. ISBN 9789188855268

2019

Milicev, J. (2019) Prevalence and Predictors of PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing in the UK. SMaRteN Student Conference, Cambridge, UK, 17 Dec 2019.

Kocic, A. and Milicev, J. (2019) Possible models of local news provision by radio in Scotland: a mixed-methods study. Journal of Digital Media and Policy, 10(2), pp. 183-201. (doi: 10.1386/jdmp.10.2.183_1)

Milicev, J. (2019) Salud mental de los investigadores de postgrado – prevalencia y papel de departamento y supervisor = Postgraduate researchers' mental health - prevalence and the role of department and supervisor. XVI Encuentro AESPPU: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 06-07 Jun 2019.

Milicev, J. , Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) "A Combination of a Hamster Wheel and a Rat Race" - an Exploration of Postgraduate Researchers' Wellbeing. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

2018

Milicev, J. (2018) Personal Relationships in Trichotillomania - An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Approach. 2nd International Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Conference, Glasgow, UK, 26-27 Jul 2018.

2014

Milicev, J. (2014) You and Thou in Shakespeare's Othello. Othello's Island 2nd Annual Conference of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Larnaca, Cyprus, 09-12 Apr 2014.

This list was generated on Sat Jan 28 16:47:50 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Milicev, J. , Qualter, P., Goodfellow, C. , Inchley, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Leyland, A. H. , Kharicha, K. and Long, E. (2022) The prospective relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction, and psychological distress before and during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Public Health, (doi: 10.1007/s10389-022-01719-x) (PMID:35668719) (PMCID:PMC9136554) (Early Online Publication)

Milicev, J. , McCann, M. , Simpson, S. A. , Biello, S. M. and Gardani, M. (2021) Evaluating mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate researchers: prevalence and contributing factors. Current Psychology, (doi: 10.1007/s12144-021-02309-y) (Early Online Publication)

Kocic, A. and Milicev, J. (2019) Possible models of local news provision by radio in Scotland: a mixed-methods study. Journal of Digital Media and Policy, 10(2), pp. 183-201. (doi: 10.1386/jdmp.10.2.183_1)

Book Sections

Kocic, A. and Milicev, J. (2020) Challenges for public service radio in small nations: lessons from Scotland. In: Savage, P., Medina, M. and Lowe, G.F. (eds.) Universalism in Public Service Media. Nordicom: Gothenburg, pp. 133-150. ISBN 9789188855268

Conference or Workshop Item

Milicev, J. (2019) Prevalence and Predictors of PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing in the UK. SMaRteN Student Conference, Cambridge, UK, 17 Dec 2019.

Milicev, J. (2019) Salud mental de los investigadores de postgrado – prevalencia y papel de departamento y supervisor = Postgraduate researchers' mental health - prevalence and the role of department and supervisor. XVI Encuentro AESPPU: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 06-07 Jun 2019.

Milicev, J. , Biello, S. and Gardani, M. (2019) "A Combination of a Hamster Wheel and a Rat Race" - an Exploration of Postgraduate Researchers' Wellbeing. International Conference on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton, UK, 16-17 May 2019.

Milicev, J. (2018) Personal Relationships in Trichotillomania - An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Approach. 2nd International Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Conference, Glasgow, UK, 26-27 Jul 2018.

Milicev, J. (2014) You and Thou in Shakespeare's Othello. Othello's Island 2nd Annual Conference of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Larnaca, Cyprus, 09-12 Apr 2014.

This list was generated on Sat Jan 28 16:47:50 2023 GMT.

Grants

2020 - 2021
The SUpervisory role in Postgraduate ExpeRience: a mental health perspective (SUPER) – qualitative study funded by Student Mental Health Research Network SMaRteN


2019 -
PhD in Social and Public Health Sciences funded by Medical Research Council and the University of Glasgow Medical, Veterinary, and Life Science College


2018 - 2019
MSc in Research Methods of Psychological Science; Study into Postgraduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being, funded by Research and Innovation Scholarship Award, University of Glasgow

2017
Summer Traineeship at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, funded by Erasmus Plus Traineeships Programme

Conference

2022

Mlicev, J., Marzetti, H., & Gardani, M. (2022, June)The mental health experiences of LGBT+ Postgraduate Researchers in Higher Education: A mixed methods approach [Paper presentation] Learning and Teaching Conference 2022, University of Edinburgh 

2021
Milicev, J., Rodger, A., White, N., Biello, S., & Gardani, M. (2021, May) PGR Wellbeing - a Supervisor Perspective [Paper presentation] 2nd International Conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, UKCGE, Online


2020
Milicev, J. (2020, October) Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Social Support and Mental Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers [Study design presentation] Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Conference, University of Glasgow, online.


2019
Milicev, J., Biello, S., & Gardani, M. (2019, December) Prevalence and Predictors of PGR Mental Health and Wellbeing in the UK [Paper presentation] SMaRteN Student Mental Health Conference, Cambridge, UK.

Milicev, J. Biello, S, & Gardani, M. (2019, June) Salud Mental de los Investigadores de Postgrado – Prevalencia y Papel de Departamento y Supervisor – [Poster presentation] 16th Encounter of The Spanish Association of Psychological and Psycho-pedagogical University Services, Madrid, Spain.

Milicev, J. Biello, S, & Gardani, M. (2019, May)”A Combination of a Hamster Wheel and a Rat Race” – a Qualitative Exploration of Postgraduate Researchers’ Wellbeing [Paper presentation] 1st International Conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers, Brighton UK


2018
Kocic, A., & Milicev, J. (2018, October) Possible Models of Local News Provision by Radio in Scotland: A Mixed-methods Study [Paper presentation] Re-Visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise (RIPE) 2018 International Conference of Universalism and Public Service Media, Madrid, Spain

Milicev, J. (2018, July) Personal Relationships in Trichotillomania [Paper presentation] 2nd International IPA Conference, Glasgow, UK
Milicev, J. (2018, March) Personal Relationships in Trichotillomania [Paper presentation] British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Undergraduate Student Conference, Glasgow, UK


2014
Milicev, J. (2014, July) Error Correction and Learner Uptake in University-level EFL classroom [Paper presentation] 7th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, Athens, Greece

Milicev, J. (2014, April) Words of Passion, Words of Rage - You and Thou in Shakespeare's Othello [Paper presentation] Othello’s Island, 2nd Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance, Larnaca, Cyprus

Teaching

2020 - 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Psychology, University of Glasgow
2019 - 2020
Psychology Course Tutor, University of Glasgow
2019 - 2019
Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of Glasgow
2015 - 2016
Lecturer in Academic English; University of the West of Scotland, Paisley
2012 - 2014
Lecturer of English as a Foreign Language; European University of Madrid, Spain
2011 - 2014
Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner, Escuelas Catolicas, Madrid, Spain
2008 - 2012
English Teacher, Primary School Mirabal, Madrid; Big Ben School, Burgos, Spain
2004 - 2008
English Teacher; Big Ben Language School, Burgos, Spain