- Criminal Law
- Youth Justice
- Legal Education
Current PhD Students
Mark is Principal Teaching Fellow in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. He has an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh. Before his appointment to his present position in Southampton he spent some time as a researcher for the Procurator Fiscal in Aberdeen; worked (with Professor Neil Walker) on a project for the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review on post-devolution constitutional models of criminal justice; and (with Professor Andrew Rutherford) on a project examining the influences on New Labour's criminal justice policy.
His current interests are predominantly in exploring the challenges to contemporary criminal law theory and doctrine in its application to children and young people.
He served as the Law School's Director of Education / Deputy Head of School (Education) between 2016 and 2022 and in this period developed a research interest in legal education and was a participant in a HEFCE funded project evaluating assessment and feedback for law students.
- Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (2018)