Professor Mark Simpson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) at Teesside University. He graduated from Teesside University with a degree in Politics and a PhD in Criminology. He has written and researched in the fields of Youth Crime, Criminal Justice and Drug Use. Professor Simpson was previously Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law at Teesside University, and for a period of 9 years was a Director of the British Society of Criminology.
Professor Simpson has a national reputation for teaching & learning and known for his work in educational digital transformation. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (FRSA).