Mark is a student-centred tutor who has been teaching in higher education since 1993 specialising in EU law and intellectual property law, though Mark has the versatility to teach other subjects and has taught several areas as required. He was part of his department's RAE submission in 1996 and 2001, where the department obtained creditable 3b and 3a ratings for a new university sector institution.
He has been responsible for the validation of the LLM degree in 1997, the Robert Schumann Distance Learning Diploma in EU law in 1999 (jointly with Raymond Youngs) and the LLB with Information Management in 2004.
His teaching is consistently rated four or more out of a possible five by students in the annual student satisfaction questionnaires.
He has currently successfully supervised four students to PhD completions, and has another student recently submitted. All four of his completions have gone on to successful academic careers in other institutions. He has been part of the examination team for more than ten students at Solent and has been an external examiner at another three.
He was external examiner for the Glamorgan University diploma and LLM courses from 1999 to 2004. He conducts research and consultancy for several south coast firms as required and has formed good co-operative relationships with local professionals who contribute to his students' classes with guest lectures and seminars.
He is a member of Solent's intellectual property advisory committee and acts as a 'go to' point for staff with intellectual property enquiries.
He is currently interested in the relationship and interaction between intellectual property and competition laws, balance and intellectual property, digital piracy, changing attitudes of the copyright consumer as well as unfair competition in the EU.