A/Prof Stuart Wark

Year 3 Clinical Academic Co-ordinator - School of Rural Medicine

Stuart Wark

Phone: +61 2 6773 2204

Email: swark5@une.edu.au


In 2020, Stuart Wark is the Year 3 Clinical Academic Coordinator in the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England. He has a two decade working history in the community and public health sector, and retains strong relationships with both rural and metropolitan Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). Stuart has sat on state and national advisory committees, has been both chair and secretary of a Clinical Practice Forum for rural health practitioners, and is currently a Committee Member for the NSW Division of the Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID).

Stuart currently teaches across the first three years of the Joint Medical Program. He is the HDR Coordinator for the School of Rural Medicine, and supervises honours and PhD students in the fields of intellectual disability, ageing and/or public health.


BA (Hons), PhD


  • 2013 Churchill Fellowship
  • 2018 Endeavour Fellowship

Teaching Areas

  • Public Health
  • Research Methods (Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods)
  • Consultation Skills
  • Mental Health

Research Interests

  • Intellectual disability
  • Ageing and dementia
  • End of life / palliative care
  • Mental health
  • Rurality
  • Carer health




  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA No. PSY0001655073)
  • Founding Member, Disability Professionals New South Wales (DPNSW)
  • Founding Member, Disability Professionals Australia
  • Founding Member, National Disability Practitioners
  • Committee Member, Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) - NSW
  • Member, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID)

Consultancy Interests

  • Intellectual disability
  • Ageing / Gerontology
  • Palliative / End of Life Care
  • Rurality
  • Mental Health