Head of Research Management and Communications, Animals in academia, Non-human primate welfare, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), UBiography
Mark oversees research funding and communications at the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) - the UK's major funder of 3Rs research. He also leads on the Centre's work to embed the 3Rs in the policies and practices of public funders of bioscience research. Mark trained as a zoologist and primatologist, and has almost 20 years research experience in primatology and animal welfare science. He has authored over 35 articles on the behaviour, care and use of non-human primates. He serves on the Advisory Board and Ethical Review Process of the Centre for Macaques, the Captive Care Committees of the Primate Society of Great Britain and International Primatological Society, and the PLOS Animal Ethics Advisory Committee. He is an Impact Assessor for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an Honorary Research Associate of the Scottish Primate Research Group, and an Honorary Member of European Primate Veterinarians. Previously, he was a member of the Animal Procedures Committee, the Bateson Committee which reviewed 10 years of publicly-funded research using non-human primates, and Expert Working Groups redrafting Convention ETS 123 and Directive 86/609.