Mark is a Clinical Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and holds honorary academic appointments at universities in Sheffield and Liverpool including an Honorary Professorship. His clinical experience and education across science and the humanities enables him to span disciplinary boundaries and engage with different fields of enquiry. His primary academic interests are in palliative care, for which he was awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool, and his research portfolio includes health-related spirituality, health service design and medical ethics. He teaches on undergraduate and post-graduate courses, supervises post-graduate students, is a conference speaker, and has a wide-range of published works.