Mark Stokes is an Associate Professor in Psychology and a registered psychologist.
Mark was formerly the director of the Victorian Injury Prevention Unit at Monash University’s Accident Research Centre. Mark obtained a PhD from La Trobe University in 1996. Mark has had appointments at La Trobe, Monash, and Vanderbilt Universities.
In 2002 Mark was appointed to Deakin University, establishing the Healthy Autistic Life Lab (HALL), and has been involved in Autism research since. HALL is a globally leading lab and collaborates with numerous researchers, covering questions addressing many areas of autism across the lifespan including: female profile; intersectionality; mental health; suicide; LGBTIQ+ issues; sexuality; relationship development; neurobiology; and transition to adulthood.
In 2014 Mark joined the global burden of disease and has researched issues related to mental health across the life span. Mark’s research has been cited more than 50,000 times, is ranked globally among the top 100 autism researchers, has published over 340 research papers and presentations, and has supervised over 34 PhD students.
Mark has been active in Kidsafe since 1998, and has served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President. Mark was a founder of and former president of the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR). Mark holds life memberships of both Kidsafe and ASfAR.