Mark qualified as a social worker in 1988. Mark has worked in social work as an Education Social Worker, a Generic Social Worker, a Child Care Social Worker, and a Diversion Unit Officer, the last of these is now part of the Youth Offending Service. Mark has also worked for 9 years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health as a Child and Family Therapist and a Primary Mental Health Worker.
Mark has been a Senior Lecturer at the University since 2008. Mark has a particular interest in open and online education and how to broaden education beyond the normal bounds of educational institutions.
Mark holds a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies, a PGDip in Solution-Focused Therapy, a PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education, and an MA in Online and Distance Education.