Programme Leader for the Masters in Education (Secondary)
Mark worked as a teacher of Sociology at secondary and sixth-form levels for eight years, before joining MMU in 2008. His major responsibility lies with leadership of the Masters in Education (Secondary) route – though, during his time at the university, Mark's work has focused on the 'teaching studies' strands of the BA Primary Education and the Institute's combined honours input. His substantive research interests currently surround the uses of Activity Theory as a means of understanding the 'becoming' and 'being' of a teacher and, in particular, the ways that trainee teachers develop a professional 'voice'. He is also interested in broadly feminist inspired methodology; the micro-ethics of 'doing' research with and to participants, and the possibility and problematisation of a democratic and actively anti-elitist imaginings of research and of academy more generally.
Role: Senior Lecturer in Education Studies
Phone: 0161 247 2377