Global, specialist expertise with impact

Dr Stewart Vella is a worldwide thought leader in the field of mental health in sport. He is the most published scientific researcher in world on the topic and has over 100 scientific publications. He has received over AUD$11 million in grant funding for his work. His mental health programs have been adapted and scaled across the globe. His flagship ‘Ahead of the Game’ program is the official mental fitness program of the Rugby League World Cup 2021. He is the Leader of the Global Alliance for Mental Health and Sport at the University of Wollongong, Australia and a Subject Matter Expert to Movember on mental health in sport.

Dr Vella co-authored an International Consensus Statement on Mental Health in Sport, and is currently leading efforts to produce mental health guidelines. He is also at the forefront of research and practice on psychological safety and mental fitness in sport. 

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To be a catalyst for social change by improving the mental health of all people who are involved in sport around the world.


That all sport programs around the world have a meaningful benefit on the mental health of those who are involved