With a background in law, science, the Army Reserve, university lecturing, and pastoral care, Mark decided that the time was right for a sea change in 2017, moving from Sydney to Queensland to be with his family. Graduating from his fourth year of psychological studies at Charles Sturt University in 2019, the focus of his research explored the relationships between sexuality, religious upbringing, and narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy personality traits.
Mark is now undertaking his supervised internship here at Brain Care. His areas of professional interest include anxiety, depression, phobias, and stress. While he is delighted to work with a wide range of clients, Mark has a particular interest in working with men, and members of the LGBTIQ community.
Mark has a love for travelling. He had the opportunity to live in Florence and Rome from 2009 to 2012, where he became proficient in the Italian language. While based there, Mark had the opportunity to visit some 24 countries in Europe, with his favourite destinations being in the Baltic, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and of course his ancestral home, Malta.
At home, Mark is an avid astronomer and astrophotographer; he enjoys singing with his local community choir, and loves animals (his pets include a moodle, Suzy, and a black-headed caique, Francis); his ‘happy place’ is either in his kitchen cooking traditional Mediterranean recipes handed-down to him, or tending to his tropical garden by the water on the Gold Coast.