Mark was appointed as a Lecturer in Health Geography in 2015. Prior to this, he was a Research Associate in Public Health at ScHARR (School of Health and Related Research), University of Sheffield (2013-2015). During this time he was involved in the Yorkshire Health Study, a longitudinal health study with particular focus on body weight and chronic health outcomes. He was also involved in a study funded by Alcohol Research UK which analysed whether the density of different types of outlets selling alcohol were associated with patterns of hospital admissions for alcohol-related harms. Mark completed his 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. He also holds 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). His commitment to continued professional development regarding under- and post-graduate teaching was recognised with the award of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association status (2015). Mark is also a Visiting Scholar to Harvard's School of Public Health (2012, 2015) and a Honorary Research Fellow at ScHARR University of Sheffield (2016-Present).