Dr Mark Field

Dr Mark Field

  • Qualifications: PhD in European Politics; MA in Public Administration; PG Dip Social Research Methods; BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy; Course Leader for Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
  • Telephone:023 9284 2163
  • Email: mark.field@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Mark started his academic career with a Masters in Public Administration (MPA).  Following this, he was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentship and undertook a Ph.D on the Transparency of Expertise in European Union Policy-making. Mark was then appointed as a Lecturer in Public Policy in 2014 and took on the role of MPA course leader the following year.


At postgraduate level, Mark coordinates the unit ‘Comparative Public Policy and Administration’.  This applies a range of theoretical perspectives to case studies drawn from the students’ own professional background.  At undergraduate level, he coordinates the unit ‘Analysing Politics: Britain and beyond’.

This is a first year programme designed to introduce key political concepts by applying them to contemporary political topics.  He also contributes to the undergraduate units ‘Current Political Issues’; ‘British Politics’ and ‘End of the European Order’.


Mark has a number of distinct research interests.  Since completing his PhD, he has published on transparency at the EU institutions, with a particular focus on the role of Civil Society Organisations as both advocates for, and users of, institutional e-transparency.

As a member of the University’s Faculty-funded Research Project ‘Transnational Civil Society’, Mark researches the structure and practices of Civil Society Groups in the EU’s policy-making process.  In addition, he is conducting a research project as part of the University’s Jean Monet Centre of Excellence for the Study of Transnational Europe.  This examines the way that British Civil Society Organisations are adapting their working practices to accommodate changes necessitated through the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.


  • Transnational Europe
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