Mark leads Temple’s Socio-economics and Social Value team, including our client offers on economics, health, equalities, community engagement and research. He is currently leading the socio-economic assessment for HS2 Phase 2b, focusing on the potential employment effects on 10,000 identified businesses along the high-speed rail route between Crewe and Manchester.
Mark first trained as an economist and has a Master’s in Public Affairs & Urban Planning from Princeton University. He is a socio-economics expert with over 30 years’ experience delivering complex, mixed use regeneration schemes, often subject to environmental impact assessment (EIA).
Mark has directed a wide range of health and well-being studies, including health impact assessments (HIAs) for major, mixed use schemes in London, as well as ES chapters on population and human health on major schemes for which health has been scoped into the EIA. He also has wide experience of leading stakeholder and community engagement exercises for complex and sometimes controversial development schemes. He has delivered successful outcomes in challenging circumstances when engaging with hard to reach stakeholders.
Outside of work, Mark is a mad keen cyclist, racing, repairing and restoring all sorts of bikes. He is an accomplished photographer and is currently rediscovering his extensive collection of film cameras.