Mark has taught in state schools in England for over 30 years, including 10 in senior leadership; this included two academy schools. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University, specialising in Educational Leadership & Management. He teaches exclusively on post graduate programmes including the MA & the Doctor of Education. Mark’s doctorate was from the University of Birmingham with a thesis entitled Sponsored Academy Schools and the Realisation of the Ethos and Vision. He has researched and published on academy schools and MATS. From 2017-2019 Mark was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham and based in Malaysia.