Mark was an Adult nurse prior to joining the ambulance service. He has experience of working in both Orthopaedics and Intensive therapy specialities. He did this for over 5 years.
He joined the ambulance service in 2002 as an Ambulance Care Assistant quickly gaining promotion to Ambulance Technician in 12 weeks. He remained at this grade for almost 18 months where he gained a post as a paramedic.
Mark has gained a vast amount of experience working as part of a crew and as a single responder on a primary response car. He was an operational paramedic for 10 years before he made the move into an educational role. He has gained a Bsc in Health Studies and PgCert in Education and Training. Mark also completed qualifications such as CAVA and is an IQA. He is an Emergency Response Driving Instructor and holds the new DERADI qualification.
In 2019 he became the only National Principal Assessor of driving within Scotland. This allows him to train driving instructors undertaking the DERADI qualification.
Mark delivers Vocational Qualifications, Annual Learning in Practice training courses to both EMT and Paramedic staff and emergency response driver training.
Mark is keen to support and develop everyone he comes into contact with whilst delivering learning.