Mark has worked as an RN in the field of ophthalmic nursing for the past 18 years. He began in ophthalmic theatre, moving more fully into the specialty following a secondment at Bristol Eye Hospital where he completed the ENB 346 (Ophthalmic Nursing).
Mark was instrumental in developing a number of nurse-led services whilst in practice e.g. cataract pre-operative assessment/post-operative review, minor & intermediate oculoplastic clinic and surgical intervention, and YAG laser capsulotomy. In 2009, Mark made the transition into Higher Education, teaching primarily on the university’s MSc Advanced Practice pathways.
Delivering Ophthalmic workshops and CPD sessions, he is also involved in a number of research projects focusing upon neovascular AMD. Mark has a parallel interest in professional education, and his PhD research focused upon the knowledge construction process within advanced practitioners.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and a committee member of the RCN Ophthalmic Forum.