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Mark is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria, and a member of Fuse (The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health). His work lies at the intersection of psychology, sociology and public health, focusing in particular on the promotion of healthy ageing and how health inequalities can be addressed. His PhD in Public Health was based around dementia and dementia care.

Mark is experienced in applying a range of research approaches including: Delphi process, Normative Process Theory, Rapid Realist Review, Scientific Realist evaluation and Thematic Analysis. Mark has experience conducting quantitative analysis using SPSS which was applied during his MSc in Health Psychology to analyse data gathered from cortisol sampling.

Mark is currently engaged on several projects including investigating pain management in Parkinson's as part of a nationwide, longitudinal study and an evaluation of virtual patients (interactive computer simulations of real-life clinical scenarios) used for health and care professions training, education and assessment. Previous research includes a process evaluation of Durham & Darlington's Long COVID care Pathway and the development of standardised Toolkit for planning, provision, and evaluation of Frailty Pathways of Care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Health and Social Research, PhD, What works to support family carers of people living with dementia, Northumbria University

1 Oct 20141 Feb 2019

Award Date: 1 Feb 2019

Psychology (Biology), MSc, Investigating L-Tryptophan as a mediator of Primary School teachers' stress, Northumbria University

24 Sept 20115 Jan 2014

Award Date: 7 Feb 2014

Psychology, Graduate Certificate, Investigating children's prospective memory development , University of Sunderland

26 Sept 20041 Jul 2007

Award Date: 4 Jul 2007

Education, BEd (Hons), Promoting environmental science in Primary Schools, University of Sunderland

20 Sept 19881 Jul 1992

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992


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