Mark is a Research Officer with the NSC, and also works with the Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme, and the Thailand Studies Programme. He recently graduated from University College London with an MSc in Urban Studies (2016), which he pursued on ISEAS’ Tun Dato Sir Cheng-Lock Tan M.A. Scholarship. He also holds a BSocSci (Hons) in Geography from the National University of Singapore (2015), and is an alumnus of the University Scholars Programme. His research interests lie in cultural geography and urban studies, with projects focusing primarily on the urban, urbanisation, and urbanism in Mainland Southeast Asia, and significant fieldwork experience in Myanmar (in Yangon) and Thailand (around Chiang Mai).