Mark received his BA in Psychology in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and later received an MSc in Health Psychology in the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was working in the Department of Psychology in Beaumont Hospital in 2011 at the time he was first introduced to MND research when an opportunity arose to work on a family history study with MND patients. In 2012, around the time the Academic Unit of Neurology was formed he took over the management of the MND register and later adopted a role in the management of several ongoing research projects in addition to this. In November 2016 he took over in his current position as Research Manager for the group. In this capacity he is involved in the oversight of all ongoing research as well as liaising with the extended research team associated with the unit.