Dr Mark Wong

  • Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)

email: Mark.Wong@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

Rm 202, 25 Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RS

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5683-8684

Biography

Dr. Mark Wong is a Senior Lecturer (also known as, Associate Professor) in Public Policy & Research Methods and the Deputy Head of Urban Studies, which ranked joint-1st in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework [REF] 2014, at the University of Glasgow.

Mark is an expert in digital society and policy, his work focuses on three key intersecting areas:
1) Fair and responsible AI,
2) Racial justice, and 
3) Just transition and the voice of Minoritised Ethnic people / People of Colour

His work addresses the harms and discrimination of AI/data systems on People of Colour and how these technologies can perpetuate systemic racism and racialised inequalities. He also has expertise in social data science and Social Network Analysis (SNA). 

Mark is experienced in promoting co-design of responsible, equitable, and sustainable innovation in data and AI, particularly addressing racial bias and discrimination. He has influenced and advised on policies in this area in the Scottish Government, public health, and industry.

He is a Scottish-Minister-appointed member of the Scottish Government’s "Interim Governance Group on Developing an Anti-Racist Infrastructure, advising on the design of the Anti-Racism Observatory of Scotland, announced by the First Minister in the Programme for Government in Sept 2023. Mark also served in advisory roles for the Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland, and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, offering expertise on countering bias and systemic racism in data infrastructure at a national Scottish level. 

His research has examined the issue of algorithmic harm and racialised inequalities in data transformations, especially in governments and policy sectors. He's published in high-impact international peer-review journals, given invited talks or seminars at international conferences, and has a strong track record in research and external engagement. 

He's also led innovation in co-designing AI, data, and game development with Minoritised Ethnic people / People of Colour, promoting "ethical by design" appraoch in responsible AI development.

In research funding, Mark has been the Principal Investigator/Co-investigator of several interdisciplinary research projects funded by the UKRI, including the EPSRC, NERC, and ESRC, and other funding bodies, e.g.:

- "Protecting Minority Ethnic Community Online" (£3.34 million, CI and UofG institutional-lead, UKRI Strategic Priority Fund);
- "Multilayer Algorithmics to Leverage Graph Structure" (£766K, CI, EPSRC); 
- "Innovators Assemble: Using Gaming and Game Development to Accelerate Business Engagement, Commercialisation, and Innovation in SHAPE" (£10K, PI, Research England / Aspect Network + £3K, PI, ESRC IAA); 
- "Sustainable Screens Scotland", RSE research network grant (£20K, CI, RSE); 
“Decarbonising Music Industry: A Survey on Music Fan Attitudes on Sustainability” (£9K, CI, NERC),
- "Music Sector Systems Map for Just and Green Urban Transition" (£19K, CI, NERC), and;
- "What Data Means to You" (£5K, PI, ESRC IAA).

Mark was a co-investigator of the NERC-funded “Decarbonising Music Industry: A Survey on Music Fan Attitudes on Sustainability” project, promoting change in the music industry to address the climate and ecological emergency. The project report received >50 news/media outlets attention, including Sky news. He is also a co-investigator of the RSE-funded "Sustainable Screens Scotland" Network. 

MEDIA APPEARANCE & INTERVIEWS

Mark has had regular media appearance and interviews. He's done radio interviews, such as the BBC Radio Scotland - Good Morning Scotland programme. His research has been reported in several major news media, e.g. The Sunday Times, The Times Scotland, Vice UK. He's also provided materials and quotes for press release (published in the Herald, Future Scot) and interviewed for online documentaries. 

In Mark's recent research, he argues online connections have become especially important for marginalised young people to feel socially connected. This research contributed to informing public understanding around online social networks. He's also provided interviews on how rapid innovation in data and algorithms could deepen social inequalities and the changing era of social media. He has been interviewed for a UofG Spotlight podcast series (Ep. 30 - 18:32) talking about the importance of how governments collect data to inform public policy and how to avoid biases in decision-making using data. 

For media enquiries, please email Mark directly and he will respond as quickly as he can within the day if possible. 

CURRENT RESEARCH, FUNDED PROJECTS & AWARDS

Mark has a strong track record of publishing single-authored articles in top peer-review journals in his field, e.g. New Media and Society (one of the top-2 journals in media and communication studies, Impact Factor: 8.061) and Housing Studies (top-3 journal in housing research, Impact Factor: 3.516). He has also published several co-authored articles in other high-impact journals. 

He is actively involved in leading interdisciplinary research and innovations. He is the Co-investigator and work package lead for the £3.34-million "Protecting Minority Ethnic Community Online" (PRIME) projected funded by the UKRI strategic priorities fund. He was also a Co-Investigator of the EPSRC-funded project, MultilayerALGS (£766K, 2020-23), and he's led cutting-edge innovations in social data science, to design new algorithms with computer scientists/mathematicians to study online social networks. 

He is the Principal Investigator of the "Innovators Assemble" project, which developed a video game, "SEvEN: Seven Voices, One Future", to amplify Minoritised Ethnic's people's voices and traditional ecological knowledge in Scotland's sustainable futures. The game provides a thought-provoking narrative about a future of Scotland where the voice and actions of Minoritised Ethnic people / People of Colour are centred. The game highlights real-life climate actions that are Minoritised Ethnic-led and is set in a virtual replica of the Western Scottish Highlands using statellite images. 

SEvEN was nominated for the "Spirit of Scotland" award at the Scottish Games Awards 2023, one of the most prestigious awards in the Scottish games industry, and the ceremony will be opened by Scotland's First Minister. 

The project (funded by Research England/Aspect Network, £10.1K + ESRC IAA £3K) seeks to promote gaming and game development as a pathway for innovation for social science and arts/humanities research. The project developed a toolkit, providing a beginners guide for those interested in game development for research innovation and academic-industry-community partnership. The project partners include Education Evolved Ltd., Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EMEN), the Floating Designer, and was hosted by the UofG Games and Gaming Lab

Mark was also awarded the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account User Engagement grant (£5K) as Principle Investigator for a short film project “What Data Means to You”. He partnered with the Crichton Trust, East and Southeast Asian Scotland, FinTech Scotland, and Nesta Scotland to explore public imaginings and lived realities of data, especially from marginalised voices in the community. 

In 2020-21, Mark served as the Co-Chair of the University Shadow Board, which contributes to the University strategy and Senior Management Group decision-making, and its aim is to influence change in the University through ideas, actions, and diverse voices.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, IMPACT & EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT

Mark completed his PhD in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and his work explored the importance of technologies and online connections for disengaged young people (“hidden youth”) in Hong Kong and Scotland. 

Methodologically, Mark is interested and has been involved in several research projects working with innovations in social data science methods, including "big data" analytics, Social Network Analysis (SNA), network visualisations, social media data (e.g. twitter data), and linked data.

Mark has worked with several external partners, including providing consultancy for the Scottish Government in developing a new methodology for one of the National Indicators in the Scottish Government's National Performance Framework, a flagship policy measuring Scotland's outcomes against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, using Social Network Analysis (SNA).

He is a member of the Public Health Scotland's Scottish Migrant and Ethnic Health Research Strategy Group. He was also a policy advisor and member of several working groups in the Scottish Government, e.g. the Data & Intelligence Network, Primary Care Data, Vaccination Ethnicity Data Collection, and Race and Ethnicity Data in Health and Social Care. 

He has provided expert advice on the collection of ethnicity data in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, making a distinct contribution to close Scotland’s ethnic data gap. He was also invited to provide advice to improve the data infrastructure on protected characteristics of the Scottish population. This work has helped transform the practice, policy, and data system design of how ethnicity and protected characteristics data are collected and used in public sectors to tackle health and social inequalities in Scotland. 

 

Research interests

Digital society, data & AI, and social networks in the "digital age"

  • Impact of technology, data/AI, and digital transformation on society and inequalities 
  • Equitable, Inclusive, and Responsible AI and data
  • Bias of AI/data on Minoritised Ethnic people
  • Relationship between technology and fairness, equity, sustainability and welfare and wellbeing
  • Young people, online social networks, and the climate emeregency
  • Use of AI and data-driven innovation in public sector and governments (e.g. algorithmic decision-making)

Social Data Science / Co-Design

  • Social data science methods, "big data" analytics, automation and APIs (particularly in R)
  • Social Network Analysis and network visualisations
  • Participatory/co-design approach to AI and algorithm design and development, co-production 

Research groups

Publications

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Number of items: 42.

2023

Skeldon, K. et al. (2023) Research Firsts Exhibition. [Exhibitions]

Wong, M. , Peacock, T. , Porteous, R. and Watson, L. (2023) Video Game Research Innovation Starter Toolkit: A Beginners’ Guide for Innovation and Industry and Community Engagement. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Rochow, T. and Wong, M. (2023) “School for Houses”: conditional housing pathways for young people in the UK. In: Wyn, J., Cahill, H. and Cuervo, H. (eds.) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9789814451963 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-4451-96-3_102-1)

Quyoum, A. and Wong, M. (2023) Co-producing Dialogues and Valuing Lived Experience to Counter Racial Inequality in Everyday Digital Services. 3rd International Data Justice Conference, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 June 2023.

Williams, A. and Wong, M. (2023) Disrupting the Doughnut of Doom episode 2 - SEvEN: Seven Voices, One Future video game innovation amplifying Minoritised Ethnic voices in sustainable future of Scotland. [Audio]

Wong, M. et al. (2023) Education Evolved - SEvEN: Seven Voices, One Future. [Website]

2022

Wong, M. and Quyoum, A. (2022) Protecting Minoritised Ethnic Communities Online [Invited Talk]. Ofcom Online Communications Seminar, 15 November 2022.

Wong, M. (2022) Digital society, algorithmic harm, and the pandemic response. In: Sutoris, P., Murphy, S., Borges, A. M. and Nehushtan, Y. (eds.) Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns: Global Debates from Humanities and Social Sciences. Series: The Politics of Pandemics. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781032193892

Ikegwuonu, T., Hilton, S. , Smith, K. E., Buckton, C. H. , Wong, M. and Weishaar, H. B. (2022) Understanding commercial actors’ engagement in policy debates on proposed e-cigarette regulation in Scotland. Tobacco Control, 31(4), pp. 511-519. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056084) (PMID:33771932)

García-Sancho, M., Leng, R., Viry, G., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and Lowe, J. (2022) The Human Genome Project as a singular episode in the history of genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 320-360. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.320)

García-Sancho, M., Lowe, J., Viry, G., Leng, R., Wong, M. and Vermeulen, N. (2022) Yeast sequencing: ‘network’ genomics and institutional bridges. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 361-400. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.361)

Leng, R., Viry, G., García-Sancho, M., Lowe, J., Wong, M. and Vermeulen, N. (2022) The sequences and the sequencers: what can a mixed-methods approach reveal about the history of genomics? Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 277-319. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.277)

Lowe, J., García-Sancho, M., Leng, R., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and Viry, G. (2022) Across and within networks: thickening the history of genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 443-475. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.443)

Lowe, J., Leng, R., Viry, G., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and García-Sancho, M. (2022) The bricolage of pig genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 401-442. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.401)

Shaw, D., Brennan, M. , McKeever, D. and Wong, M. (2022) 'Turn Up the Volume' Survey: Music Fan Attitudes towards Climate Change and Music Sustainability - Initial Report. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Wong, M. (2022) Safeguarding data systems from the risks and harms of scientific racism and racialisation: overview of Scotland’s data landscape and ongoing work [Invited Speaker]. Public Health Scotland, Scottish Migrant and Ethnicity Health Research Strategy Group and Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 26 April 2022.

Wong, M. (2022) Racism as a Fundamental cause of health inequality: a focus on Data [Invited Panel Talk]. Public Health Scotland, Scottish Migrant and Ethnicity Health Research Strategy Group and Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 27 January 2022.

Szostek, J. and Wong, M. (2022) Harms and Bias in Ai and Data on Minoritised Ethnic Communities. [Audio]

2021

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. , Smith, K., Weishaar, H., Ikegwuonu, T. and Wong, M. (2021) E-cigarettes and public health: reasons for optimism? Improving Health Blog, 2 Mar.

2020

Wong, M. , Leider, K. and Keene, S. (2020) The Future of Online Teaching in the Digital Age. U21 Online Teaching Pathways Conference for Early-Career Criminologists and Sociologists, University of Hong Kong and University of Glasgow, 7-8 Oct 2020. (Unpublished)

Alonso Curbelo, A. and Wong, M. (2020) Social Living Lab Methodology. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow. (doi: 10.36399/gla.pubs.253286).

Wong, M. (2020) Hidden youth? A new perspective on the sociality of young people 'withdrawn' in the bedroom in a digital age. New Media and Society, 22(7), pp. 1227-1244. (doi: 10.1177/1461444820912530)

Davis, J. L. et al. (2020) A crowdsourced sociology of COVID-19. Contexts, 27 Apr.

2019

Wong, M. and Leng, R. (2019) On the design of linked datasets mapping networks of collaboration in the genomic sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Homo sapiens, and Sus scrofa. F1000Research, 8, 1200. (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.18656.1)

Wong, M. (2019) Intergenerational Family Support for Marginalised Young People: The Role of Family Home for "Generation Rent" in Scotland. Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning Research Seminar, Hong Kong, 01 Apr 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Hidden Youth?: The Sociality of Young People "Withdrawn" in the Bedroom in a Digital Age. Cambridge Technology & New Media Research Cluster Series, Cambridge, UK, 04 Mar 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) “Hidden Youth”: The Importance of Online Networks and Technology (Inside the Bedroom) for Marginalised Young People in Hong Kong. Scottish Centre for China Research, Glasgow, UK, 21 Feb 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Socially ‘Withdrawn’? Examining the Sociality of Young People ‘Hidden’ in the Bedroom in the Digital Age. Understanding the Social in a Digital Age Conference, Norwich, UK, 08 Jan 2019.

Szymanski, E., Vermeulen, N. and Wong, M. (2019) Yeast: one cell, one reference sequence, many genomes? New Genetics and Society, 38(4), pp. 430-450. (doi: 10.1080/14636778.2019.1677150)

Wong, M. (2019) Precarity, Insecurity, and Marginalised Young People in the Future World of Work. HKU-Work Employment Society Journal Conference, Hong Kong, 10 Sep 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) The Role of The Family Home and Digital Interactions in The Bedroom for “Hidden Youth". Journal of Youth Studies Conference: Youth Studies and the Challenges of Late Capitalism in a Globalised World, Newcastle, Australia, 02-04 Dec 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Twitter Data in Social Sciences: A Critical Discussion of Applying Data Science and Social Network Analysis to Understand Online Social Networks. Urban Big Data Centre Workshop, Glasgow, UK, 18 Sep 2019.

Wong, M. T. O. (2019) Intergenerational family support for ‘Generation Rent’: the family home for socially disengaged young people. Housing Studies, 34(1), pp. 1-23. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1364713)

2018

Wong, M. and Leng, R. (2018) Mapping Institutional Collaboration in Genomics: Data Linkage and Social Network Analysis. European Society for the History of Science Biennial Conference, London, UK, 17 Sep 2018.

Wong, M. and Meeks, K. (2018) Inequalities, Gender and Online/Offline Networks. Researching Youth and Inequality in the Digital Age Mini-Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 27 Jul 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Using Apps and Gamification to Enhance Student Learning, Feedback, and Engagement. 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 28-29 Mar 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Using Data Science and Social Network Analysis on Twitter Data. Political Studies Association 68th Annual International Conference, Cardiff, UK, 26-28 March 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Intergenerational Family Support for Marginalised Young People: Family Home and Negotiations for Generation Rent. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow, UK, 05 Dec 2018.

2017

Wong, M. T. O. (2017) Mapping Institutional Networks in Human and Animal Genomics: A Bibliometric and ‘Big Data’ Study. 2017 International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, 16-21 July 2017. pp. 362-364.

Wong, M. T. O. (2017) Understanding Social Disengagement in the Digital Age: ‘Hidden Youth’ in Hong Kong and Scotland. Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity Conference, Edinburgh, 21 April 2017.

2016

Wong, M. T. O. (2016) Housing the Younger Generation: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Role of Intergenerational Family Support and Dependence on Family Provision. Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2016, York, United Kingdom, 6-8 April 2016. (Unpublished)

Wong, M. T. O. (2016) Understanding Socially Withdrawn Young People in Scotland and Hong Kong. European Conference on Education Research 2016, Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 Aug 2016.

This list was generated on Tue Feb 20 14:26:15 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 42.

Articles

Ikegwuonu, T., Hilton, S. , Smith, K. E., Buckton, C. H. , Wong, M. and Weishaar, H. B. (2022) Understanding commercial actors’ engagement in policy debates on proposed e-cigarette regulation in Scotland. Tobacco Control, 31(4), pp. 511-519. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056084) (PMID:33771932)

García-Sancho, M., Leng, R., Viry, G., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and Lowe, J. (2022) The Human Genome Project as a singular episode in the history of genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 320-360. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.320)

García-Sancho, M., Lowe, J., Viry, G., Leng, R., Wong, M. and Vermeulen, N. (2022) Yeast sequencing: ‘network’ genomics and institutional bridges. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 361-400. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.361)

Leng, R., Viry, G., García-Sancho, M., Lowe, J., Wong, M. and Vermeulen, N. (2022) The sequences and the sequencers: what can a mixed-methods approach reveal about the history of genomics? Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 277-319. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.277)

Lowe, J., García-Sancho, M., Leng, R., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and Viry, G. (2022) Across and within networks: thickening the history of genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 443-475. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.443)

Lowe, J., Leng, R., Viry, G., Wong, M. , Vermeulen, N. and García-Sancho, M. (2022) The bricolage of pig genomics. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 52(3), pp. 401-442. (doi: 10.1525/hsns.2022.52.3.401)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. , Smith, K., Weishaar, H., Ikegwuonu, T. and Wong, M. (2021) E-cigarettes and public health: reasons for optimism? Improving Health Blog, 2 Mar.

Wong, M. (2020) Hidden youth? A new perspective on the sociality of young people 'withdrawn' in the bedroom in a digital age. New Media and Society, 22(7), pp. 1227-1244. (doi: 10.1177/1461444820912530)

Davis, J. L. et al. (2020) A crowdsourced sociology of COVID-19. Contexts, 27 Apr.

Wong, M. and Leng, R. (2019) On the design of linked datasets mapping networks of collaboration in the genomic sequencing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Homo sapiens, and Sus scrofa. F1000Research, 8, 1200. (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.18656.1)

Szymanski, E., Vermeulen, N. and Wong, M. (2019) Yeast: one cell, one reference sequence, many genomes? New Genetics and Society, 38(4), pp. 430-450. (doi: 10.1080/14636778.2019.1677150)

Wong, M. T. O. (2019) Intergenerational family support for ‘Generation Rent’: the family home for socially disengaged young people. Housing Studies, 34(1), pp. 1-23. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1364713)

Book Sections

Rochow, T. and Wong, M. (2023) “School for Houses”: conditional housing pathways for young people in the UK. In: Wyn, J., Cahill, H. and Cuervo, H. (eds.) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9789814451963 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-4451-96-3_102-1)

Wong, M. (2022) Digital society, algorithmic harm, and the pandemic response. In: Sutoris, P., Murphy, S., Borges, A. M. and Nehushtan, Y. (eds.) Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns: Global Debates from Humanities and Social Sciences. Series: The Politics of Pandemics. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9781032193892

Research Reports or Papers

Wong, M. , Peacock, T. , Porteous, R. and Watson, L. (2023) Video Game Research Innovation Starter Toolkit: A Beginners’ Guide for Innovation and Industry and Community Engagement. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Shaw, D., Brennan, M. , McKeever, D. and Wong, M. (2022) 'Turn Up the Volume' Survey: Music Fan Attitudes towards Climate Change and Music Sustainability - Initial Report. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Alonso Curbelo, A. and Wong, M. (2020) Social Living Lab Methodology. Discussion Paper. University of Glasgow. (doi: 10.36399/gla.pubs.253286).

Conference or Workshop Item

Quyoum, A. and Wong, M. (2023) Co-producing Dialogues and Valuing Lived Experience to Counter Racial Inequality in Everyday Digital Services. 3rd International Data Justice Conference, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 June 2023.

Wong, M. and Quyoum, A. (2022) Protecting Minoritised Ethnic Communities Online [Invited Talk]. Ofcom Online Communications Seminar, 15 November 2022.

Wong, M. (2022) Safeguarding data systems from the risks and harms of scientific racism and racialisation: overview of Scotland’s data landscape and ongoing work [Invited Speaker]. Public Health Scotland, Scottish Migrant and Ethnicity Health Research Strategy Group and Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 26 April 2022.

Wong, M. (2022) Racism as a Fundamental cause of health inequality: a focus on Data [Invited Panel Talk]. Public Health Scotland, Scottish Migrant and Ethnicity Health Research Strategy Group and Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 27 January 2022.

Wong, M. , Leider, K. and Keene, S. (2020) The Future of Online Teaching in the Digital Age. U21 Online Teaching Pathways Conference for Early-Career Criminologists and Sociologists, University of Hong Kong and University of Glasgow, 7-8 Oct 2020. (Unpublished)

Wong, M. (2019) Intergenerational Family Support for Marginalised Young People: The Role of Family Home for "Generation Rent" in Scotland. Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning Research Seminar, Hong Kong, 01 Apr 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Hidden Youth?: The Sociality of Young People "Withdrawn" in the Bedroom in a Digital Age. Cambridge Technology & New Media Research Cluster Series, Cambridge, UK, 04 Mar 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) “Hidden Youth”: The Importance of Online Networks and Technology (Inside the Bedroom) for Marginalised Young People in Hong Kong. Scottish Centre for China Research, Glasgow, UK, 21 Feb 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Socially ‘Withdrawn’? Examining the Sociality of Young People ‘Hidden’ in the Bedroom in the Digital Age. Understanding the Social in a Digital Age Conference, Norwich, UK, 08 Jan 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Precarity, Insecurity, and Marginalised Young People in the Future World of Work. HKU-Work Employment Society Journal Conference, Hong Kong, 10 Sep 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) The Role of The Family Home and Digital Interactions in The Bedroom for “Hidden Youth". Journal of Youth Studies Conference: Youth Studies and the Challenges of Late Capitalism in a Globalised World, Newcastle, Australia, 02-04 Dec 2019.

Wong, M. (2019) Twitter Data in Social Sciences: A Critical Discussion of Applying Data Science and Social Network Analysis to Understand Online Social Networks. Urban Big Data Centre Workshop, Glasgow, UK, 18 Sep 2019.

Wong, M. and Leng, R. (2018) Mapping Institutional Collaboration in Genomics: Data Linkage and Social Network Analysis. European Society for the History of Science Biennial Conference, London, UK, 17 Sep 2018.

Wong, M. and Meeks, K. (2018) Inequalities, Gender and Online/Offline Networks. Researching Youth and Inequality in the Digital Age Mini-Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 27 Jul 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Using Apps and Gamification to Enhance Student Learning, Feedback, and Engagement. 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 28-29 Mar 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Using Data Science and Social Network Analysis on Twitter Data. Political Studies Association 68th Annual International Conference, Cardiff, UK, 26-28 March 2018.

Wong, M. (2018) Intergenerational Family Support for Marginalised Young People: Family Home and Negotiations for Generation Rent. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow, UK, 05 Dec 2018.

Wong, M. T. O. (2017) Mapping Institutional Networks in Human and Animal Genomics: A Bibliometric and ‘Big Data’ Study. 2017 International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) Conference, São Paulo, Brazil, 16-21 July 2017. pp. 362-364.

Wong, M. T. O. (2017) Understanding Social Disengagement in the Digital Age: ‘Hidden Youth’ in Hong Kong and Scotland. Young People’s Transitions: Dimensions, Difficulties and Diversity Conference, Edinburgh, 21 April 2017.

Wong, M. T. O. (2016) Housing the Younger Generation: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Role of Intergenerational Family Support and Dependence on Family Provision. Housing Studies Association Annual Conference 2016, York, United Kingdom, 6-8 April 2016. (Unpublished)

Wong, M. T. O. (2016) Understanding Socially Withdrawn Young People in Scotland and Hong Kong. European Conference on Education Research 2016, Dublin, Ireland, 23-26 Aug 2016.

Exhibitions

Skeldon, K. et al. (2023) Research Firsts Exhibition. [Exhibitions]

Audio

Williams, A. and Wong, M. (2023) Disrupting the Doughnut of Doom episode 2 - SEvEN: Seven Voices, One Future video game innovation amplifying Minoritised Ethnic voices in sustainable future of Scotland. [Audio]

Szostek, J. and Wong, M. (2022) Harms and Bias in Ai and Data on Minoritised Ethnic Communities. [Audio]

Website

Wong, M. et al. (2023) Education Evolved - SEvEN: Seven Voices, One Future. [Website]

This list was generated on Tue Feb 20 14:26:15 2024 GMT.

Grants

  • UKRI Strategic Priority Fund (EPSRC/ESRC/AHRC), "Protecting Minority Ethnic Community Online" (PRIME), £3.34 million, Co-Investigator / work package and UofG institutional-lead, 2022-25.
  • EPSRC Standard Grant, "Multilayer Algorithmics to Leverage Graph Structure" (MultilayerALGS), £766K, Co-Investigator, with Meeks K. (co-PI), Enright J. (co-PI), Lee D. and Guo  H. https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/T004878/1
  • RSE Research Network Grant, "Sustainable Screens Scotland", £20K, Co-Investigator, with Inge Sorensen (PI), 2021-23.
  • Research England (Aspect Network), "Innovators Assemble: Using Gaming and Game Development to Accelerate Business Engagement, Commercialisation, and Innovation in SHAPE", £10.1K, Principal Investigator, 2022-23
    ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (£3K, PI), 2022-23
  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (User Engagement) Grant, “What Data Means to You”: a short film project on public imaginings and lived realities of data futures, £5K, Principal Investigator, with Inge Sorensen (Co-I) and Bishakha Chaudhury
  • NERC Disciplinary Hopping Funds, "Decarbonising Music Industry: Survey on Music Fan Attitudes on Sustainability", £9K, Co-Investigator, with Matt Brennan (PI)
  • NERC Disciplinary Hoping Follow-on Funds, "A music sector systems map to plan for a just and green urban transition: Connecting Glasgow’s ‘UNESCO City of Music’ and ‘COP26 Legacy City’ identities through mapping and social network analysis", £19K, Co-Investigator, with Matt Brennan (PI). 
  • ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021, "SMART Climate Action: Inclusive Youth Engagement and Sensing & 5G Technology for Net Zero" (£1,000)
  • ESRC supervisor-led studentship competition (with Prof. Sharon Wright), for a doctoral project on "Young people's lived experiences of welfare conditionality over time"
  • UofG Research Reinvigoration Grant, "Project Gamestorm: Using Gaming to Address Global Challenges", £22K, Co-investigator, with Dr. Tim Peacock (PI), Dr. Matthew Barr, Kezia Dugdale
  • UofG Learning and Teaching Development Fund 2020 x 2 (£3,000 x 2, on technology and gamification (lead applicant) and feedback and assessment literacy, with Dr Craig Gurney, Prof Susan Deeley, Prof Rebecca Madgin, Dr Alasdair Stewart)
  • UofG Urban Studies Research Incentivisation Funds 2021-22 (£1000 + £630); 20-21 (£1,470); 18-19 (£780); 17-18 (£1,700, organised the "Researching Youth and Inequalities in the Digital Age" Workshop Series, and organised a mini-symposium including academics and youth practitioners/third sector organisations)

Supervision

Dissertation Supervision

PGT in Urban Studies (including Public Policy, Housing Studies, and Real Estate and Regeneration); UG Social and Public Policy

PhD/PGR Supervision

Topics interested to supervise include:

  • Digital society, social networks, and social connections in the "digital age"
  • Impact of technology, data, and algorithms on society and inequalities
    • Limitations and bias of technology, e.g. racial, gender, and class biases
    • Inclusive, equitable, and fair AI and algorithmic processes
    • Relationship between technology and social inclusion, equality and wellbeing
    • Innovation, data, and AI for "social good"
  • Social data science
  • Social Network Analysis and network visualisation
  • Young people and online social networks
  • Youth policies, welfare, wellbeing (particularly in Hong Kong and UK/Scotland)

PGR students currently supervising: 

  • Du, Haitao
    Understanding the Residential Expectations, Aspirations, and Outcomes of Skilled Migrants in China-the Case Study of Guangzhou, Foshan, and Zhongshan
  • Jordan, Daniel
    Online worker movements: are remote working tools key to the emancipation of Scotland’s game workers?
  • Wang, Dajun
    Family and state intervention in children’s gaming behaviours and its effect on family relationship

Teaching

Awards

Teaching Excellence Award 2020, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Mark won the School Teaching Excellence Award 2020, in recognition of his distinct contribution in enhancing student experience and using technology such as smartphone apps and Virtual Reality (VR) to promote active learning pedagogy. 

Experience

Mark has an extensive range of experiences in teaching social policy (particularly youth policy), social data science, quantitative methods, social network analysis, and data visualisation for various UK institutions and international academic networks.

Mark was the Undergraduate Convenor in Urban Studies in 2018-2021, and he was the Programme Director of the award-winning MA (Hons) in Social and Public Policy programme. 

Mark successfully led the UG teaching team, which won the UK-wide Social Policy Association Outstanding Teaching Award 2020, and the programme was joint-first for Social Policy in the UK in NSS 2019 and 1st in the Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2022. 

He is also one of the VR App Champions for Project Mobius, funded by Innovate UK (£1 million), in developing cutting-edge innovations in Virtual Reality (VR) in teaching and learning. He contributed in co-designing a new VR application and the co-development of a new VR platform for teaching, Edify, with industry partner Sublime and reached commericialisation in Feb 2021.

The "Data Landscape" VR lesson he co-developed allows learners to visualise data and learn about data analytics in a new immersive environment in VR. 

Semester 1

  • UG Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (Course Convenor, 2019-present)
  • Youth, Policy and Welfare: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Designed by Mark Wong, Co-Convening with Kezia Dugdale, Director of John Smith Centre, 2020-21)

Semester 2

  • Big Data, Policy, and Power (New Course Designed by Mark Wong, Convenor 2020-21)

Learning and Teaching Innovation

Mark is a co-lead in a team in Urban Studies, which won two awards from the University Learning and Teaching Development Fund 2020 (LTDF, £6000) to explore embedding technology in active and blended learning as well as promoting feedback literacy. 

He also previously served as the Deputy UG Convenor of the School of Social and Political Sciences (2019-2021) and was part of the School's Learning and Teaching Committee. 

Mark served as the Academic Lead for a project in the College of Social Sciences Learning and Teaching Framework 2020-25, in "Transforming Assessment and Feedback". The project, funded by the College Dean of Leaning and Teaching Fund, served as an exemplary case of using technology to transform assessment and feedback practices in CoSS. He led the co-design of a new app, UniCom, to improve timeliness of feedback in active learning. 

Mark was appointed to the University Learning and Teaching Committee's working group, Re-imagining Learning Encounters, and contributed to addressing challenges in learning and teaching in University of Glasgow during the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the College representatives. 

Research datasets

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2018

Wong, M. T. O. , Leng, R., Viry, G., Liscovsky Barrera, R. and Garcia-Sancho, M. (2018) Human, yeast and pig genomics: sequence submissions and first sequence descriptions in the literature (1980-2015). [Data Collection]

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Additional information

Other Awards & Experiences

  • Best paper award, housing studies association/chartered institute of housing, housing studies association conference 2017 
  • Sue grant service award, university of edinburgh (2012)
  • Kiwanis international service award (2003)

Mark was the deputy theme lead of the advanced research centre (ARC), a university strategic initiative for interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations and external engagement. he was the deputy lead of the creative economies and cultural transformations theme, contributing his expertise in inclusive and sustainable digital transformation. 

in addition, Mark has co-convened the scottish cross-institutional research network, social network analysis in scotland (SNAS) group for over 10 years. he has served as a member of the editorial advisory board of the sage doing research online. 

He has been invited to be a peer reviewer for several national funding bodies, including the mrc/gcrf, the dutch research council, and for top international academic journals, such as new media and society, journal of social policy, sociological review, social network analysis and mining, and information, communication and society.

 

he has also had success in winning funding in the esrc supervisor-led phd studentship competition (with prof. sharon wright) for a project on "young people's lived experiences of welfare conditionality over time". 

 

mark was an external collaborator for a project funded by the european research council, "medical translation in the history of genomics". he developed original applications of sna methods and data linkage and developed a large open-access dataset (using application programming interface and over 30 million automated api queries in r), to map networks of scientific collaborations from the 1980s to 2000s. 

mark was a member of the conference organising committee of the lord kelvin adam smith international symposium 2021 on inclusive digital futures. 

he led a public engagement event in the uofg cop26 programme and the esrc festival of social science 2021, "smart climate action: inclusive youth engagement and sensing & 5g technology for net zero"