Ms Kathy Radoslovich BInt (Hons) (Adel), BDS (Adel)

Ms Katherine Radoslovich was a C.A.S. Hawker Scholar at St Mark’s in 2006-08. She completed her Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) in 2012 and her Bachelor of Development Studies in 2013 and is currently undertaking her PhD in the University of Adelaide’s School of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies.

Kathy has worked for several State and Federal Government agencies, including as a Youth Worker for five years with the Wiltja Residential Program. She has also worked in East Timor, through the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program, and undertook a student exchange in Hungary. Kathy served in 2018 and 2019 as Director of Learning at St Mark’s.

Kathy’s office is in the Front Office, and she is always available to support students in any
way that she can.

Dr Rachel Buxton BA (Hons) (Adel), MSt, DPhil (Oxon), PGCTHE, MBA (Oxford Brookes)

Rachel served as Senior Tutor of Merton College, Oxford, from 2015 to January 2020, and as Domestic Bursar of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 2010-15. As Senior Tutor at Merton, Rachel managed all academic-related activities in one of Oxford’s academically most successful colleges, and here at St Mark’s she continues to devote considerable attention to supporting individual students in their academic and personal development.

Rachel was a C.A.S. Hawker Scholar at St Mark’s College in 1993-97, and was elected as College Club President in 1997, when she was also awarded the Collegians’ Prize. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997 with First Class Honours in English Literature, and the University Medal.

After being elected Rhodes Scholar for South Australia for 1998, Rachel completed a Masters and a Doctorate in Oxford in English Language and Literature. Her thesis on the influence of Robert Frost on Northern Irish poetry – a topic inspired by a suggestion from the then Master of St Mark’s College, Robin Ashwin – was later published by Oxford University Press.

After completing her doctorate, Rachel held Research Fellowships at Worcester College, Oxford (2001-02), and New College, Oxford (2002-05); she has also undertaken internships with McKinsey & Co. and at the UK Cabinet Office. While Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Oxford Brookes University in 2005-09, Rachel completed an Executive MBA with Distinction, again topping her year.

Rachel’s office is upstairs in Downer House. Her role is part-time and she is usually in College on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email if you’d like to arrange a time to meet up with her.

Find out more about Rachel’s appointment at St Mark’s here.

The Reverend Grant Moore B Theol (Hons), Dip Ed, Cert Ed (Com)
With more than 40 years in both the primary and secondary school sectors, holding senior roles including Head of Senior School, Grant brings an understanding of the needs of young people. After his ordination into the Anglican Church in 2013, Grant took on the role as Chaplain at St Mark’s and Parish Priest at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church at North Adelaide. He recently completed his Honours degree in Theology. Grant and his wife Olwen also reside at the College.

Mrs Sara Ware BCom (UniSA), CPA

Sara Ware was appointed Business Manager in June 2021.

Sara has been a CPA since 2008 and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Australia. She has held senior financial and broader management roles in a number of organisations, including CHC Helicopters, Austwine, MG Corporation (an Indigenous organisation based in Kununurra, WA), and most recently as Manager of Finance and ICT at ForestrySA (from 2015 to 2021).

Sara’s community involvement has included being the Treasurer for a kindergarten, a leader of both Scouts and Venturers for Scouts SA and an Adventurous Activities Leader for Scouts SA’s Scout Caving Group.  Sara was also the Gold Balloon Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation’s major fundraising event, “Light the Night” in 2010.

Mr Stuart Meldrum BPsych (Hons) (Newc), DipAppPsych (COPP)

Mr Stuart Meldrum became Dean in October 2020, after a highly competitive selection process which attracted over 80 candidates from around Australia and overseas.

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. He has also undertaken the L H Martin Institute’s “Emerging Leaders and Managers Program” for higher and vocational education.
Stuart’s community involvement has included five years as President of the Central Coast Christian Football Association in NSW. Stuart, his wife Sarah and their young son, Harry, live in Walkley Cottage.

Dr Katrina Stats BA (Hons), DML, MA (UniMelb), PhD (Adel)

A highly acclaimed university teacher and researcher, Dr Katrina Stats commenced in the role of Director of Learning in January 2022, succeeding Dr Rachel Buxton. Katrina has most recently served as a course co-ordinator, lecturer, and tutor in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide (sessional), and as a Senior Research Assistant in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University.

Katrina graduated in 2003 from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in political science and a Diploma of Modern Languages (Swedish). Her Master of Arts by Research at the University of Melbourne was also awarded First Class Honours. Katrina has previously taught history and politics, and contributed to research projects, at various Australian universities, on Australian history, global citizenship, international relations, European politics, media studies, migration, domestic violence, and gender equality.

Katrina has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York. Her leadership roles have included Postgraduate Officer on the Student Representative Council at the University of Adelaide in 2009. Katrina grew up in regional Victoria and, after a year as an exchange student in Sweden, was a resident student at Newman College at the University of Melbourne.

Katrina’s office is on the ground floor of Downer House, near the Junior Common Room. She has an open-door policy. If she is unavailable, you can arrange a meeting time with her at the Front Office or by sending her an email or message.

You can read more about Katrina’s appointment as Director of Learning here.

Professor Jonathon Allen BA (Hons) (Lboro), PhD (Lboro)

From 2016 to 2021, Professor Allen was the Head of The Academy at Western Sydney University (WSU), an award-winning inter-disciplinary program for high-achieving students which grew under his leadership to supporting nearly 5,000 students. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at WSU.

Professor Allen was previously the Provost, or head, of WSU’s Penrith campus, and has been an academic in the field of industrial design in universities in the UK (Loughborough), New Zealand (Massey), and at Monash University in Melbourne, as well as at WSU. He is a widely-published researcher, with a particular interest in design’s role in addressing social and environmental concerns.

Jonathon Allen’s First Class Honours degree in Design and Technology, and his PhD (on using design to empower people with severe communications disabilities), were both undertaken at Loughborough University in England.

Amongst a great deal else, he has served on the WSU Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Committee and Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group, is an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and has trained as an accidental counsellor.

Jonathon has said: “I started my university experience living in halls of residence at Loughborough University, UK, and as a student was elected to the Hall’s Committee, where we collaboratively organised Hall events such as formal balls, social events, charity fundraisers, and welcomes for new students.

“That supportive and nurturing experience has remained with me, and in my university career my teaching, leadership and governance roles have also included pastoral care, student experience, extra-curricular academic support, tutorials and events, as well as University community development.

“My proudest achievements are those of my students, not in a vicarious fashion, but a genuine interest and pride in making a difference to their lives and those that they go on to impact.”

Jonathon Allen’s student-centred approach as a university teacher and academic leader has been reflected in his strong commitment to student wellbeing, experience, and development. Amongst much else, he expanded opportunities for WSU students to have residential experience overseas, including in South Africa and various countries in Asia, including through the New Colombo Plan.

He is looking forward with enthusiasm to embracing all aspects of College life, and to working with students at St Mark’s, including our excellent student leaders, to help offer all students the best all-round educational experience possible.

Professor Don Markwell BEcon (Hons) (Qld), MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

Head of College, Dr Don Markwell

Born in Outback Queensland, Professor Don Markwell studied at the Universities of Queensland and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and at Princeton. He taught politics and international relations in Oxford for a decade before becoming Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. He has since served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) of the University of Western Australia, the global head of the Rhodes Scholarships as Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, senior adviser to Australian Government ministers, and as Warden of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney.  Professor Markwell is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Adelaide’s School of Social Sciences.