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Mark is a lecturer in Sociology and a co-convenor of the Analysing Social Change (ASC) research group. Mark lectures in sociology, politics, research methods and policy on the social science, arts, social care and early childhood programmes. His PhD research examined the self-presentation and interaction strategies of gbMSM on Grindr in Ireland through a symbolic interactionist lens and was funded by the IRC PG Scholarship fund. During his PhD, Mark collaborated with the Mpower Programme at HIV Ireland where he was involved in pioneering tailored strategies to engage with harder-to-reach cohorts of gbMSM through dating applications and social media platforms. Since 2019, the Mpower programme at HIV Ireland has recorded approximately ten thousand interactions with gbMSM in Ireland via the aforementioned applications and platforms. Mark earned a postgraduate qualification in sexual health advising from Staffordshire University (2023) and is a member of the Sexual Health Advisers Association (SHA) and the Society for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (SSSTDI). His most recent conference presentations concerned the practical utility of the dating application Grindr as a community outreach and public health tool, delivered at the Gay Health Forum (Dublin Castle, 2023), Fast Track Cities (Seville, 2022) and The All Ireland LGBT+ Health Symposium (UCD, 2022). 


Mark is the co-editor of the edited book, Sex and Sexualities in Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. (2023). Mark is also a co-author of the forthcoming (December 2023) chapter, Digital Artifacts: Feminist Topology in the Case of a Belfast Rape Trial and #Ibeliveher in the Handbook of Social Media in Education, Consumer Behaviour and Politics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Negotiation of Sexual Identity and Self-Presentation on Grindr by gbMSM in Ireland, University College Dublin

Award Date: 18 Nov 2022

Postgraduate Diploma, Sexual Health Advising, Staffordshire University


Masters Degree, MSocSc in Sociology, University College Dublin


Bachelors Degree, Arts, Waterford Campus



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