Mark has over 35 years of experience assessing, planning, monitoring, and managing the socio-economic impacts of infrastructure and resource development projects. He's taught senior Memorial University undergraduate courses in geography, sociology, anthropology, and engineering. He developed and delivered the socio-economic component of the Masters of Oil and Gas Studies program taught at both the St. John's and Harlow campuses, and worked with the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development on a range of projects.
An international expert on industrial benefits planning, Mark has published and presented widely on his work at conferences and workshops in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Russia, Malaysia, Australia, and the Falkland Islands. Most recently, he was appointed to the United Nations Pool of Experts on the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment.