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
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  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I started my academic career with a Masters in Public Administration (MPA).  Following this, I 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.   I was appointed as a Lecturer in Public Policy in 2014 and became a Senior Lecturer and MPA course leader the following year. 


At postgraduate level, I coordinate 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, I co-ordinate two units,.  ‘Analysing Politics: Britain and beyond’ is a first year programme designed to introduce key political concepts by applying them to contemporary political topics.  'Politics and Policy in Action' is a highly practical module allowing students to establish and run their own polticial campaigns. I also contribute to the undergraduate units ‘Political Thought’ and 'British Political Leadership'.


My research interests are chiefly around transparency of expertise in the policy-making process; the role of Civil Society Organisations in promoting transparency; and the impact of Brexit on British and European politics.

I am principal investigator at the University's Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, responsible for the managememnt and delivery of €100K three year interdisciplinary project into the Study of Transnational Europe.

In addition, as a member of the University’s Faculty-funded Research Project ‘Transnational Civil Society’, I research the structure and practices of Civil Society Groups in the EU’s policy-making process, analysing the way that these groups are adapting their practices to accommodate Brexit.   


I  welcome PhD proposals on topics related to policy practice, transparency, accountability, corruption/anti-corruption, British and EU politics and the role of civil society groups in policy-making. 

I have previously supervised: 

  • Thi Nguyen (as first supervisor).  Thu researched the internationalisation of higher education in Vietnam (awarded Dec 18).

I am currently supervising:

  • Charlie Pericleous (SCDTP student) (as first supervisor).  Charlie is analysing EU and EU member states policies in preventing violent extremism.
  • Sivar Haji (as first supervisor).  Sivar’s research project analyses accountability in the healthcare system in Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Daniel Neat (as first supervisor).  Daniel's project analyses the process through which the UK Higher Education sector is adapting to British withdrawal from the EU.
  • Ryan Mercieca (as first supervisor).  Ryan's research is an analysis of the devolution of power to regional and local govenrment in small states and islands
  • Xi Li (as first supervisor).  Xi’s research looks at educational agents’ perspectives of Chinese students who choose to study in the UK.
  • Bill Cleary (as second supervisor).  Bill's project is a comparison of reflective practices amongst Danish and British child protection professionals.  
  • Milan Kreuschitz (as second supervisor).  Milan is looking at public/private partnerships in the European Union since 2000
  • Nandor Revesz (as third supervisor). Nandor is analsying the work of the European Parliamentary Research Service