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Reader in Geography, University of Liverpool

Mark is a human geographer whose research interests relate to the social and cultural aspects of rural and environmental change. Following his PhD at Nottingham University, Mark worked on an AHRC funded project with Professor David Harvey at Exeter University and following this worked at the AHRC centre for Environmental History at the University of St Andrews. Mark has recently been involved in projects on farmers use of social media (funded by the British Academy), combing archival and historical sources with contemporary sediment modelling in agricultural landscapes (funded by the Leverhulme Trust), exploring farming knowledges relating to hay meadow conservation (funded by the Norwegian Research Council) and has undertaken a Leverhulme Fellowship entitled "Death of the family farm? Using return farm life histories to explore the family farm 'crisis'".


  • –present
    Reader, University of Liverpool


  • 2004 
    University of Nottingham, PhD