Mark is the Clinical Resource Nurse at Amana Healthcare, Abu Dhabi. Mark has over 18 years’ experience in the nursing profession, holding positions in senior clinical, management and education. He recently held the position of Head of Department for the Practice Development and Education Unit in a large tertiary referral hospital in the Middle East. This position allowed Mark to develop and implement many research projects that he presents at both national and international conferences. Mark is also a permanent member of the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council where he develops and reviews the scopes of practice for Registered Nurses, Specialist Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses. Currently Mark is enrolled in a PhD programme where he is researching the development and evaluation of a leadership-based competency programme to develop nurses into stream-specific careers pathways.