Mark is a neurophysiologist with a particular interest on factors that influence response to electrophysical agents such as electrical stimulation, acupuncture, low level laser therapy and physiotherapy techniques. He has published over 150 research articles and has showcased his research on BBC one’s The One Show, at the Royal Society’s Summer Science exhibition, the Royal Institution’s Science Day and Techfest 2008, India, Asia’s largest technology festival. Mark is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, The Pain Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and The Higher Education Academy. He is an editorial board member for the journal ‘Acupuncture in Medicine’ and ‘Analgesia & Resuscitation: Current Research’. He also acts as an Expert Consultant for various bodies and is a lead partner of the Leeds Pallium Research Group. Mark has previously directed Teaching, Learning and Assessment within the School and has been Chair of the Faculty Research Capability Team and Deputy Chair of the Faculty Ethics Committee.


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

BSc Physiology

Mark conducts Cochrane reviews and meta-analyses, experimental studies on human participants and clinical trials on patients experiencing pain. His main programmes of research are; factors influencing response to electrophysical agents; factors influencing pain sensitivity response, including gender and ethnicity; the epidemiology of pain in developing countries; pain, memory, motor imagery and perceptual embodiment. Recent projects include: whether TENS can make artificial limbs feel like they belong to the body of amputees; Gender role expectancy and pain; epidemiology of pain in Libya; acupuncture for cancer induced bone pain.