Mark is the Education Lead for the department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability.
He joined MMU in September 2013, having previously taught at the University of Chester. He has more than 20 years' management experience in both public and private sectors, and studied at LJMU and the University of Liverpool before gaining his PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Chester.
In addition to his role at MMU, Mark is currently chief external examiner and subject external examiner at the University of Westminster, and was previously an external examiner at the University of South Wales and a primary and secondary school governor.
Mark is a member of the British Academy of Management Research Methodology steering committee, a member of the North West committee of the Association of Business Psychology, and is a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Management Institute.
Other academic service (administration and management)
Education Lead for Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability
Head of UG final year for the Business Management programme - the largest programme in the university
Member of Faculty Education Committee, Faculty Leadership Forum and Faculty Postgraduate Programme Committee
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study ?
Unit lead for Psychology at Work. Mark also teaches on Global Strategy, and a range of other UG and PG units.
Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)
PhD supervision - 1 completion plus 4 currently in progress
Level 7 dissertations, including MBA and similar – 24 students plus 3 currently in process Level 7 projects – 81 students Level 6 dissertations – 38 students Level 6 projects – 62 students
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Mark’s research interests are primarily centred around decision-making, and in particular, in the area of cognitive heuristics. Topics of interest include identification of the underlying processes of heuristic decision-making; the role of System 1 and System 2; the relationship between heuristics and personality type; the relationship between heuristics and work environment; and exploring possible links between Jung’s collective unconscious and heuristics.
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
M. Antoniadou, M. Crowder Emotion Management in Higher Education. Emerald.
M. Crowder, T. Brown, M. Roohanifar Public Sector Strategy: Concepts, tools and cases. Routledge.
M. Antoniadou, M. Crowder (2020). Modern Day Challenges in Academia: Time for a Change. Edward Elgar Publishing.
C. Shephard, M. Crowder (2015). Typical Lawyer! Clones, clients and fitness for purpose in times of change. In: University of Birmingham CEPLER working paper series. University of Birmingham, 29/6/2015.
M. Crowder Decision-Making: Two Schools of Thought or One?. University of Salford, Salford, UK, 1/1/2013. pp.47-63.
M. Crowder Decision Making in the Workplace. University of Chester, Chester, UK, 19/5/2011.
M. Crowder Quality Management in the Bereavement Sector: Is it a Good Thing?. Liverpool, UK, 1/9/2009.
M. Crowder ISO 14001 in the Public Sector. Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1/1/2008.
M. Crowder Integration of Management Standards. Liverpool, UK, 1/1/2008.
M. Crowder, T. Proctor Fayol Revisited: Did Fayol Give Us Management As We Would All Like It To Be?. Warwick Business School, UK, 11/9/2007.
M. Mouratidou, M. Crowder (2019). What Happens When Grounded Theory Meets Translation? Reflecting Upon the Complexities of Researching in a Foreign Language.
M. Antoniadou, M. Crowder (2019). The Power of Phenomenology in Examining How Organizational Members Give Meaning to Emotions.