- Research project
- – Western Pacific
Mark is an applied anthropologist who has been working in Australia and the Pacific islands for over sixteen years. Previously, Mark worked at the University of Queensland and RMIT University on a wide range of both small and large projects, generally as part of interdisciplinary teams.
Mark’s research has focused on political ecology, community governance, development effectiveness, intangible cultural heritage, applied linguistics and, since 2018, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Mark has been published in a range of forums, including papers in Pacific Science, Ecology & Society, Journal of Political Ecology, Historic Environment, and Marine Policy.
Mark is currently a Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute and the International Water Centre working on the Australian Government funded Water for Women program ‘Pacific Islands Community Water Management plus’, which is focused on improving community-based water management in rural villages in Solomon Islands and Fiji. Mark is also the principal investigator on the Water for Women COVID-19 New Initiative program ‘WASH, food ways, markets, women and COVID-19 in Vanuatu’.