Professor Carney is the Deputy Executive Dean and Medical Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. He is also a Liaison Psychiatrist.

Immediately before joining the University of Queensland in 2017, Stuart was Dean of Medical Education and Vice Dean International in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London. As Dean of the School of Medical Education, Stuart was responsible for the largest MBBS Programme in the UK and overhauled the medical curriculum (Curriculum 2020). Curriculum 2020 was launched in 2016 and is designed to nurture the next generation of critical scientific leaders and champions for whole-person care.

Stuart has a distinguished track record in education leadership. As Deputy National Director of the UK Foundation Programme, he co-developed the two-year foundation programme, which is now followed by all medical graduates in the UK and Malta. As Associate Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and as a Senior Clinical Advisor with Health Education England, he led the broadening of the Foundation Programme, which has resulted in all foundation doctors in England rotating through a community placement and half undertaking a mental health placement. He also played a lead role in setting up the integrated academic training pathway in England, which is the key talent pipeline for clinical academics. In addition, Stuart was the Clinical Lead for the UK Shape of Training Review (2013), which was commissioned by the four UK health departments and is having a major impact on the entire UK medical education and training continuum.