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Mark’s main research interests relate to investigating the mechanisms linking the initial spatial and temporal distribution of energy deposition by ionising radiation to subsequent biological response. This is important in gaining a greater understanding, of not only the risks associated with low dose exposure, but also in optimising radiotherapy.
Mark has a BSc in Physics from Nottingham University along with an MSc and PhD in Radiation Physics at St. Bartholomew’s Medical College and Queen Mary & Westfield College, both part of the University of London. He previously worked at the Medical Research Council’s Radiation & Genome Stability Unit at Harwell, before moving to the University of Oxford. Additionally, Mark has been involved with a number of national and international working groups, including those organised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU), National Cancer Research Institute – Radiotherapy (CTRad) and the UK Advisory Group on Ionizing Radiation (AGIR). Mark is currently the Director of the MSc course in Radiation Biology at the University of Oxford and a specialist radiobiology examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists.