Mark has been a qualified paramedic since 2012. He started his training in 2010 when he enrolled on a student paramedic program with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). This was a 2-year course which involved an intense 4 month academic induction followed by placements and coursework for the remainder of the year. After qualifying, he worked in Leeds city centre on a mix of double crewed ambulances and solo responder fast response vehicles. In 2014, Mark moved to Abu Dhabi where he worked as a front-line paramedic. He stayed in that role for approximately seven years and during that time he completed a masters in critical care through a Cardiff University distance learning course. Due to the MSc being distance learning, research made up the majority of the content which is what initially fueled his interest in research and teaching.
In March 2021, Mark and his wife had a baby boy which is when they decided it was time to move back to the UK to be near family and friends (and away from the heat!). So, toward the back end of 2021 they moved back to the UK (west midlands) and began teaching full time in universities. The majority of his current teaching consists of clinical skills but he hopes to be part of the paramedic and evidence based practice modules on the current Paramedic Science modules.