Steve Meade

Steve Meade
Executive Function Clinic

Masters of Educational Psychology


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I am a practicing school psychologist, working on Queensland's Gold Coast. My practice centers on students who have disengaged from their learning, and their families. I have a particular emphasis on parents and have written a number of books on my experiences and interactions with parents, teachers, and students.
Additional affiliations
December 2011 - present
  • Medical Professional
  • I work with students, teachers, & parents across primary & secondary, government & private. I've worked for the Education Department & for a Prep-12 private school. I do assessments, but focus on systemic intervention, Executive Function & Reactivity.
January 2010 - December 2011
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Psychology


Publications (6)
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“Reactivity: An Evolutionary Solution to a Biogeographical Dilemma” synthesises ingredients from Meade’s previous trilogy, The Reactive Alien series. Focussing on reactivity as being merely a symptom of a topological dilemma faced by the neural system for millions of years, enables more detailed insights into reactivity and behaviour. Meade’s writi...
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Meade’s work on ‘reactivity’ continues to ripple through the psychology world via his professional practice and his pen. His tenth book, Negative Thinking: Today’s Prescription for Tomorrow’s Dysfunction, retraces his ongoing focus on Executive Function and parenting but specifically addresses the contribution of negative thinking to the HPA axis d...
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The world of relationships and relationship conflict has been an acquaintance by default of Steve Meade in his professional practice as a school psychologist. Psychologists inherit much more than their client’s brief – they inherit generational and contextual elements that go far beyond the referral. Meade has obviously encountered his fair share o...
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“Psychology is about listening to what clients tell you. Great psychology is about listening to what they don’t tell you!” As the world grapples with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Meade delves further into the realms of psychological functioning and reactivity from the ground up. Using the backdrop of 2020’s global crisis, he explai...
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The global focus on Executive Function has resulted in large volumes of research and psychological intervention presenting many (often divergent) views of this elusive neural construct. Researchers, Ostrosky and Gurtierrez stated in their 2019 paper, ‘Neurological Assessment of Executive Function’, that the accurate measuring of Executive Function...
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Steve Meade’s work in schools for over ten years has furnished him with exposure to the challenges faced by students, teachers, and parents. As a practicing psychologist, his focus on reactivity has equipped with insights that have directed his efforts away from more traditional psychological approaches and interventions toward a broader view of hu...


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Project (1)
Completing a series of books on Reactivity versus Executive Function