Mark is a researcher and strategist who has specific experience of the development and use of outcome frameworks to demonstrate the impact of interventions and programmes, particularly for vulnerable youth. He is experienced in both academic and social research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Mark is driven by the need to improve the evidence base that informs policy design and a key belief that programme outcomes must feed back into evaluation policy at a national and local level as well as into service delivery and improvement. Mark has a particular interest in outcomes for looked after children and regularly works with local authorities, national charities and independent providers of public services.
Mark has previously worked in mental health and has recently completed his PhD evaluating outcomes for looked after children at the University of Kent where he continues to lecture. He is a founding Trustee and Director of the Institute for Recovery from Childhood Trauma, the first charity in the UK to solely focus on children’s recovery from trauma.