Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Mark McRiley

Mark McRiley

PhD Student


Before beginning his PhD studies at the Centre for Public Health in January, Mark was a faculty member at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut teaching in the Department of Public Health. He joined the faculty after graduating in 2012 with a MPH degree that culminated with his qualitative research thesis, investigating the relationship between housing and health in post earthquake Léogâne, Haiti.

In addition to his teaching experience, Mark worked as a critical care registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital in the field of neuroscience for a decade. The fast-paced hospital environment provided the best possible opportunity to learn about the complexities of the human condition and get a first hand look at the positive and negative consequences of prescription opiates.

Mark finds himself fortunate to be able to combine the sum of his personal experiences in nursing, public health and cinematography at to conduct his PhD research that aims to identify the differences and similarities in the health, wellbeing and recovery needs of older opiate users in two sites, one in the USA and one in England.