Mark has held a number of Course Director Roles whilst with us (MSc Health Psychology, BSc Clinical Psychology and interim MSc Applied Clinical Psychology).
Mark is currently engaged in the development of a new Associate Psychological Practitioner Postgraduate Diploma in partnership with a number of NHS trusts, this is Health Education England funded training developed in conjunction with the Innovations Agency. This regional workforce supply initiative is in partnership with trusts across the Northwest (S. Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire & Mersey and Greater Manchester) to address the significant shortage of psychologists in the NHS.
Prior to undertaking undergraduate psychology degree at Birmingham University Mark qualified in Mental Health Nursing and worked in the NHS. After graduation he was awarded an MRC studentship at St George's Medical School, University of London under the supervision of Andrew Steptoe, where Mark conducted a longitudinal study of haemodynamic and endocrine stress responses in a cohort of London firefighters. Mark was awarded a A Leverhulme fellowship to conduct follow-up research before a postdoctoral job with Anke Ehlers and David Clarke in the Welcome Research Unit of the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford. This was followed by a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University, where he set up his own psychophysiology lab. After five years at Penn State Mark came to us. Marks main activities since joining us has been in the areas of programme development for BPS accredited professional training routes in Health Psychology and more recently the development of Clinical Psychology programmes.