Mark Bailey joined the School of History at the University of East Anglia in September 2010. He has previously taught medieval and local history at the University of Cambridge. In 2010 and 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow in History at All Souls College, Oxford. In 2019 he was the Ford Lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford, and the book of the lecture series will be published by Oxford University Press in 2021 entitled: After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England.
He has varied research interests within the general sphere of the late medieval economic and social history of England. They have ranged from processes of economic development, to urban government, agriculture, and the work of John Gower and Geoffrey Chaucer.