narrative in bioethics and medicine
lived experience of chronic and transient illness
public and policy responses to global health threats
public engagements with health and science communications
Mark is a medical sociologist with professional experience in clinical, community and policy settings. He publishes widely in health promotion, public health, health psychology, sociology, sexualities, narrative methods and social theory. Mark has published books, edited collections and special issues with leading presses and journals and written numerous reports and policy documents for government and community agencies.
Mark is an expert on news media narratives and public engagement in relation to infectious disease. He is leading an international, interdisciplinary team studying the social aspects of antimicrobial resistance.
“We are trying to understand what antibiotics mean to people and how we use them,” Mark says.
Mark Davis's Articles
Mate, we need to talk
As we (hopefully) start to move out of the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, there's a variety of issues we need to retain in our conversations with, and about, men’s health.
Crafting the COVID message
Forget the finger-pointing – public communications that promote collective action will make our pandemic-clouded lives a little easier.
Sleepwalking towards an antibiotic apocalypse
Despite dire warnings of a looming antibiotic resistance crisis, the issue has failed to capture the public imagination.