Mark graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has since gained extensive international clinical experience across a variety of public and private health systems. He has been fortunate enough to work with a number of sport teams and athletes, including work with New Zealand cycling at World championship, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Mark’s career has included undertaking a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, under the tutelage of internationally renown sports physiotherapists and researchers. This evolved into the undertaking of doctoral research into lower limb injuries, particularly around the knee and optimal management.
Marks research, and areas of interest focus on optimising treatment for sports injuries, from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He has presented his research work at international conferences on helping clinicians optimise the effect of foot orthoses and hip exercises in the management of patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee). Mark is a lecturer in on the Masters of Sports and Exercise medicine, at Ulster University, and leads collaborative research projects on sports injuries, including concussion in Rugby Union.