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Catalysing Collaborations Across The Globe

The therapies that have the ability to make a difference are locked inside university labs or underfunded start-ups. Mark presented that problem to his colleagues in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders during an education module in Oxford along with his...

Real Health podcast with Karl Henry

On the Real Health podcast with Karl Henry, Mark explains how he applies Friedrich Nietzsche’s idea that ‘he who has a why to live can bear with almost any how’. Mark says: “If you know why you’re doing what you’re doing, then you can put up with the tough...

The Bulletin with UBS on Monocle

Mark joined Tom Edwards from Monocle on The Bulletin as part of his role as a UBS Global Visionary. In this 15 minute programme they discuss how Mark has built resilience and collaborated with others to go beyond blindness and raced to the South Pole in 1998. They...

Resolving The Tension Between Acceptance & Hope At TED2018

Mark and his fiancée, human rights lawyer Simone George, spoke at TED2018 in Vancouver. They speak about how to resolve the tension between acceptance and hope, something they had to try and figure out in the aftermath of Mark’s catastrophic spinal cord injury. They...

An Irishman Abroad – Episode 211

During a conversation with Jarlath Regan on An Irishman Abroad, Mark talks about the extreme measures that he took to feel normal once again having become blind (12:00) to the wonderful tale of love and commitment between himself and his fiancée (30:00). From his...

Explaining the Research, Commercialisation & Investment Challenges

Mark is interviewed by award winning journalist, Matt Cooper, at Big ideas – a multi-disciplinary conference that empowers the front runners in research, to pitch their technology solutions and business propositions to the investment community. Mark speaks about...

Courage In Sports On CBS Television

Mark returned to endurance sports aboard a custom-built tandem bike with his former South Pole teammate, Simon O’Donnell, to complete The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. The race was captured on CBS television in the US as part of their highly rated Courage in Sports...