Senior Research Officer
Telephone: (01792) 606844
Room: Open plan office CNH / CMED - 203
Second Floor
Institute of Life Science 2
Singleton Campus

Research Officer in the Patient and Population Health and Informatics team in the College of Medicine. Currently project and data manager for the National Institute of Health Research funded PRISMATIC trial. This trial is evaluating the effects on health delivery and outcomes of the introduction of an emergency admission risk prediction tool in 32 general practices in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwyg University Health Board area.
Before joining the university Mark worked for the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH) and for social research organisation, Opinion Research Services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency admissions risk
  • chronic conditions
  • primary care
  • social network analysis


  1. Predictive risk stratification model: a progressive cluster-randomised trial in chronic conditions management (PRISMATIC) research protocol. Trials 14(1), 301
  2. & Costs, effects and implementation of routine data emergency admission risk prediction models in primary care for patients with, or at risk of, chronic conditions: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open 6(3), e009653
  3. & It could be a ‘Golden Goose’: a qualitative study of views in primary care on an emergency admission risk prediction tool prior to implementation. BMC Family Practice 17(1)
  4. New Models of Emergency Prehospital Care That Avoid Unnecessary Conveyance to Emergency Department: Translation of Research Evidence into Practice?. The Scientific World Journal 2013, 1-6.
  5. (2010). Initial uses of the PRISM risk stratification tool in CCM Demonstrator sites: a qualitative study . Wales: National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare.


  • PMRM01 Critical Appraisal and Evaluation

    This module will explore the key concepts and topics that are related to the research process from defining evidence based practice, reviewing the literature (systematic and narrative), formulating research questions, critical appraisal frameworks, research design (quantitative and qualitative), clinical audit and introduce the students to the application of data analysis.

Research Groups

  • Patient & Population Health and Informatics (PPHI)

    PPHI is a multidisciplinary research centre of international standing, conducting eHealth and Informatics Research, Health Services Research and Population Health Studies. Its goal is to make a difference to people’s lives by substantially improving their health and the delivery of health services.