Mark joined the School as Director of Curriculum in July 2022. Prior to this he held an academic post at Bournemouth University, where he taught on doctoral and MA programmes and led the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. His research and publications focus on critical approaches to creativity, media pedagogy, and representations of teaching and learning. His work on creativity has led to several invitations to address arts educators and practitioners in the UK and abroad, along with consultancy work in Israel, Hong Kong and Turkey. After graduating from Exeter University, he worked in BBC TV News before undertaking postgraduate work at the universities of Oxford, Warwick and Bournemouth.
Mark is the editor of the Media Education Research Journal, an editorial board member of Media Practice and Education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has served as a BAFTA jury member. He is a UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor, an experienced research degree examiner, and has supervised a range of doctoral projects to successful completion, including PhDs by publication and creative practice.