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Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson


Mark Dobson is a navy veteran, firefighter and disaster response volunteer who has worked in mental health for three decades. He is widely regarded and honoured as a pioneer in workplace mental health and has collaborated with medical professionals and others on various published articles, including one in the prestigious publication The Lancet.

Mark is a Churchill Fellow who investigated the symbiotic relationship between veterans and volunteering.

Mark worked as Wellbeing Coordinator with Fire & Rescue NSW for over 7 years, his approach is innovative, proactive and recognised – in 2015 he was honoured with a prestigious icare Treasury Managed Fund Award for Risk Leadership Individual. Importantly Mark has created an evidence-based wellbeing model, founded on peer engagement and effective systems.  Mark has a natural empathy with people which has been honed during his various leadership roles with the Royal Australian Navy and in the fields of change management and television production. He is passionate about his current roles and a compelling public speaker.