Mark's work spans policy areas including employment, housing, social care, and social enterprise, and draws upon qualitative and quantitative methods. He has written more than 50 research outputs, including many peer-reviewed articles, published in highly-ranked journals. Prior to joining the University of Salford in 2014, he worked as an Assistant Professor in South Korea, where he received awards for the quality of both his research and teaching.
He has led and contributed to numerous research and evaluation projects. Along with work for charities and local government, he has conducted research for the Welsh Government; Department of Work and Pensions; Oxfam; the Korean National Assembly Budget Office; the Big Lottery Fund; and the Economic and Social Research Council.