Mark McCormack is a Professor in Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences. Prior to Roehampton he was an Associate Professor at Durham University, where he was also Co-Director of its Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities. His research examines how social trends related to gender and sexuality map onto everyday experiences of individuals in society. A core focus has been documenting how the decrease in homophobia in Britain and the United States influences the experiences of young people, including an expansion of socially acceptable gendered behaviours for male youth and improvement in life experiences of gay and bisexual youth.
He has published on these areas in leading international journals including Sociology, British Journal of Sociology and Archives of Sexual Behavior. His first book, The Declining Significance of Homophobia, was published with Oxford University Press in 2012, and The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men's Lives was published with Springer in 2016. He is lead author of an introductory textbook, Discovering Sociology, which is scheduled to be published with Palgrave in 2018.