Following 10 years working as a chartered Physiotherapist, Mark took up a teaching role as a Senior Lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation at Teesside University in 2017. He was originally awarded a 1st class degree in Sport, Health and Exercise at Durham University in 2003, receiving 3 further awards for academic excellence. He then went on to complete both an MSc in Allied Health Professional Studies (Physiotherapy) at Teesside University in 2006, and a post-graduate qualification in Manipulative Therapy in 2010. Following this, he gained qualifications in the practice of acupuncture and peripheral joint and soft tissue injections, and has worked in an extended scope role in recent years. He has substantial experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including the NHS, sport and the private sector. Mark is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA), and is currently the course leader ifor MSc Sports Physiotherapy Studies. Alongside teaching Mark has published work in peer reviewed articles in the topic of sports rehabilitation injury prevention.