Mark is a Senior Lecturer on the BSc in Professional Policing and prior to that was Course Leader for the BSc Foundation Degree in Policing, with responsibility for partnership working with universities and police forces to develop his students in their academic studies and also their operational policing experience as Special Constables. With the introduction of the BSc in Professional Policing in 2019, Mark has used his professional and academic knowledge and experience to develop intellectually stimulating material for the new modules in accordance with the College of Policing curriculum guidelines and continues to evaluate and adapt the academic content in keeping with the changing profile and demands of the policing profession. Mark is a member of the university Athena Swan accreditation team, addressing equality of opportunity across the university for both students and staff and is also a member of the School Learning and Teaching Development Group, addressing the professional development opportunities of staff and the dissemination of good practice. Mark has a keen interest in the development of individuals and offers Coaching opportunities to students as part of his role as Academic Advisor.
Mark completed 30 years service with Merseyside Police predominantly as a detective specialising in divisional investigations, criminal intelligence, counter terrorism, target operations and as Senior Investigating Officer in homicide and major incidents. As head of the Merseyside Police Crime Faculty, Mark was responsible for investigative training in Merseyside and was a member of the ACPO Strategic Training Group. Mark's role was to develop national investigative training strategy for policing in partnership with National Policing Improvement Agency, now renamed the College of Policing and is the professional body for policing in England and Wales. Mark concluded his career as a Detective Chief Inspector where his experience had spread across each of his ranks, both working in and successfully leading teams, in routine and also high profile investigations. Mark's investigative expertise and leadership has been recognised by external agencies with whom he developed productive partnerships, by commendations and awards from his various chief constables, and also by the judiciary.