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Mark McCready

Mark McCready

Lecturer and Post-Graduate Researcher, New College Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
Mark McCready is currently a further education lecturer in Scotland with New College Lanarkshire and enrolled as student MRes (Master of Research) Physical Activity for Health at University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He has contributed to research as a Research officer at Observatory for Sport in Scotland and his undergraduate exploring his research interests of esports, health behaviours, and sedentary behaviour. He is a member of the Esports Research Network having been a supporter of the group as a member of industry. More recent roles include working for the national body of esports in the UK, British Esports, as the Scottish & Education Liaison Officer. Through his role working with key stakeholders across education, local government, Scottish Government executive agencies to help support the growth in Scotland. Notably he has contributed the Esports in Education Conference, Scottish College Cup and stimulated the creation of the Scottish Qualification Authorities' Esports qualification. With an interest in sedentary behaviour (sitting), an emerging research area acknowledged as important by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Mark believes understanding esports health behaviours will help develop ways of reducing sedentary behaviour, improving community health and wellbeing.

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