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Mark is well known for his research on social exclusion in rural areas, rural housing and rural development. He is Professor of Planning at Newcastle University, and was formerly Co-Director (with John Bryden) of the Arkleton Centre for Rural Development Research at Aberdeen University. In addition to his research and teaching, Mark continues to be a Commissioner with the Commission for Rural Communities, 2005-2012, responsible for advising the Government on rural policy. He also chaired the Committee of Inquiry on Crofting for the Scottish Government 2007-08. In 2009 Mark was awarded an OBE for services to rural development and to crofting.