Mark is currently Reader in Health Geography (2022-Present), having previously been appointed as Lecturer in Health Geography (2015-2018) and Senior Lecturer in Health Geography (2018-2022) all within the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Liverpool. During this time they were awarded the Alan Beeston Early Career Researcher of the Year in 2017. Prior to this, they were a Research Associate in Public Health at ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research), University of Sheffield (2013-2015). Mark completed their PhD in Geography at the University of Sheffield (2010-2013) under the supervision of Daniel Vickers and Danny Dorling. His PhD explored the clustering of mortality patterns for England and Wales through the creation of an area-based classification. They also hold a MSc in Social and Spatial Inequalities (University of Sheffield, 2009-2010) and a First Class BA (Hons) in Geography (University of Sheffield, 2006-2009). Their commitment to continued professional development regarding under- and post-graduate teaching was recognised with the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Association status (2017; Associate Fellow awarded in 2015).