Mark Norman, PhD

My research and writing sits at the intersection of sociology, criminology, and the critical study of health and sport. My diverse areas of research expertise include sport and incarceration, mental health and risk in community corrections (parole and probation), and sport-based crime prevention.

I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2015, where I studied sociology of sport in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Presently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University, a position that is co-funded by the Department of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

My previous professional roles include Project Manager at the Centre for Sport Policy Studies at University of Toronto; sessional lecturer at University of Toronto,  Ryerson University, and McMaster University; and Editorial Assistant for the Government of Ontario’s consultation on Rowan’s Law.