Mark is responsible for the leadership, development and delivery of the Foundation’s core work programme, as well as contributing to corporate and strategic management as member of the executive management team.
Mark graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and trained in general practice in the Scottish Borders before entering public health medicine. As a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Mark has considerable experience in the NHS. His special interests include the evaluation and regulation of genetic tests and biomarkers and the commissioning of clinical genetics services.
The public health advisor to the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) since 2006, Mark is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a member of the Diagnostics Advisory Committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Public Health (University of Cambridge) and an accredited trainer for the NHS East of England Deanery Public Health Training Programme.