Stuart Meldrum

Mr Stuart Meldrum

Mr Stuart Meldrum
BPsych (Hons) (Newc), DipAppPsych (COPP)
Director of Wellbeing

A registered psychologist, Stuart graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2005 and obtained his Diploma of Psychological Practice in 2009.

After work with the ORS Group in Brisbane and the NSW Central Coast, he joined the University of Newcastle as a disability advisor in 2010, moving to disability services work at the University of Sydney in 2014, before returning to the University of Newcastle as a student support advisor at their Ourimbah campus.

Stuart has worked as a health and wellbeing coordinator for University of Newcastle student residences and has had extensive experience as a student counsellor. Trained and accredited by the Full Stop Foundation as a trainer for “Sex, Safety and Respect”, Stuart was part of a small team awarded the 2019 VC Excellence Award for Health, Safety and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle.

Stuart’s community involvement has included five years as President of the Central Coast Christian Football Association in NSW. He has a love for sport and music, and keen appreciation for how both can support social connection and develop community wellbeing.

Stuart’s office is upstairs in Downer House, and he has an open-door policy. Stuart, his
wife Sarah, and their 2-year-old son, Harry, live in Walkley Cottage.

You can read more about Stuart here.

About the Director of Wellbeing

In 2022, the College is excited to introduce the new role of Director of Wellbeing. This role will focus both on helping students and staff develop skills, including resilience, that promote their wellbeing and help them to thrive, and on providing counselling and other support to students when needed, including helping students to access external mental health care.

Given his strong background as a psychologist and counsellor and his passion and commitment for student wellbeing, the College is delighted that Mr Stuart Meldrum is our inaugural Director of Wellbeing. Stuart previously served as Dean of the College.

You can read more about the creation of the Director of Wellbeing role and the expansion of student support at St Mark's here.