Dr Mark Robinson

Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 69297


Dr Mark Robinson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Mark is a public health and evaluation specialist and has led the development of evaluation frameworks across a range of topics and clients. He recently led the development of a detailed Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Framework for Health and Wellbeing Queensland. Mark is also currently involved in the development of a Student Equity in Higher Education Evaluation Framework for the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment. He was the lead evaluator in the Yarrabilba Community Hub Outcomes Framework and Measurement and Evaluation Strategy project for Queensland Treasury; the evaluation lead for the development of an evaluation framework for the Carer’s Queensland Your Caring Way program; and was an expert evaluation advisor for the Family and Children Program Evaluations for Anglicare.

Prior to joining ISSR, Mark successfully led a range of research and evaluation projects to better understand population health and health inequalities at NHS Health Scotland, a national public health agency in Scotland. He led and contributed to numerous studies as part of the evaluation of the Scottish Government’s national alcohol strategy, including an evaluation of the impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol consumption and related harms. These studies have received widespread media coverage and the outputs and findings have been used to inform national policy and legislation in Scotland and beyond. In Scotland, Mark also successfully delivered a large programme of research to estimate the impact of a wide range of interventions on population health and health inequality outcomes using epidemiological modelling and visualisation.

His PhD was completed at the University of Bath and investigated behavioural risk factors for training injuries among British Army infantry recruits.

Research Interests

  • Health inequities
  • Public health
  • Policy evaluation
  • Alcohol epidemiology
  • Modelling intervention effects
  • Commercial determinants of health


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science (Advanced), University of Strathclyde


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor