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Mark Van Hoorebeek

Senior Lecturer

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailm.vanhoorebeek@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236780

Biography

Mark possesses a biotechnology and genetics background, having taken a first degree in Biotechnology and Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. After government employment in this sector (MAFF/DEFRA), he continued his studies into the field of law, studying and later teaching at the University of Sheffield. Mark achieved a PhD award in the area of intellectual property and the public private divide and has also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership in Higher Education. Mark has experience in the full range of university provision from the design, to the delivery and end stage examination at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level and has also led executive education and programme creation initiatives; most recently a new professionally accredited Masters level Architectural and Construction MBA course. He has a wide range of research interests gathered round a common theme of innovation, intellectual property and commercialisation which includes sustainability in building design, nanotechnology and open source technologies. Mark has secured a number of grants in the areas of learning and teaching, specifically in regard to the engagement with business. Mark possesses a biotechnology and genetics background, having taken a first degree in Biotechnology and Microbiology at the University of Sheffield. After government employment in this sector (MAFF/DEFRA), he continued his studies into the field of law, studying and later teaching at the University of Sheffield. Mark achieved a PhD award in the area of intellectual property and the public private divide and has also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and Leadership in Higher Education. Mark has experience in the full range of university provision from the design, to the delivery and end stage examination at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level and has also led executive education and programme creation initiatives; most recently a new professionally accredited Masters level Architectural and Construction MBA course. He has a wide range of research interests gathered round a common theme of innovation, intellectual property and commercialisation which includes sustainability in building design, nanotechnology and open source technologies. Mark has secured a number of grants in the areas of learning and teaching, specifically in regard to the engagement with business.

Teaching

Teaching highlights

Nominated for Best Lecturer and Best Project Supervisor at the 2019 Students' Union leadership awards

Teaching interests

Intellectual Property Law
Cyberlaw/Internet Law
Regulatory Theory and Practice
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Legal Sources and Institutions
Administrative Law

Research

Mark has the following research interests: Intellectual property including patents, copyright and the fixation of know how within innovation processes. Mark specifically looks at the concept of technology enhancement uptake inhibitors and has done so in a range of areas. University knowledge exchange and technology transfer. Open source systems. The regulation of the internet and cyberspace. Disability law. Technology enhanced learning (e-learning). Legal, communication and marketing impacts of web/internet applications. Further work can be accessed at: www.mvanhoor.co.uk Mark has the following research interests: Intellectual property including patents, copyright and the fixation of know how within innovation processes. Mark specifically looks at the concept of technology enhancement uptake inhibitors and has done so in a range of areas. University knowledge exchange and technology transfer. Open source systems. The regulation of the internet and cyberspace. Disability law. Technology enhanced learning (e-learning). Legal, communication and marketing impacts of web/internet applications. Further work can be accessed at: www.mvanhoor.co.uk Current Projects Mark has experience in a wide variety of funding applications to the various funding bodies including the ERSC, EPRSC, TSB, HEA and has participated in European Framework bids within a regional development agency framework. Mark is currently developing a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in line with the developing guidance provided by the government. External Funding Awards 2008-2012 Successful bids £20,920 UK Intellectual Property Office: The feasibility of using shared technology transfer protocols in regard to the patent research exemptions This project analyses the feasibility of using shared technology transfer protocols in regard to the research exemptions across different public sector institutions within the Bradford region. This project will identify best practice from the national and international sphere and subsequently investigate the potential of shared protocols in the progression of public sector innovation into the market place. This analysis will facilitate the further incorporation of intellectual property management protocols related to the research exemptions and will subsequently enable good decisions to be made from the ground upwards. £15,590 ESCalate funding: The utilisation of accreditation of prior learning (APL) in response to business and accreditation bodies requirements. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This grant award involved matched funding from the ESCalate HEA subject centre. Working in conjunction with a number of architectural and construction organisations, a combination of APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) and APCL (accreditation of prior certified learning) was utilised to provide a unique pathway to a postgraduate certificate/diploma/MBA award. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are currently marketing this provision to their national and international network of architects. £21,000 JISC Open Educational Resources: Leveraging open source in a range of environments. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project involved matched funding aimed at the promotion of open educational resources in the area of law and business. Many businesses can benefit from the use of open source software to decrease costs and improve efficiency by avoiding software lock in. The same can be said for reusable learning objects licensed in a creative commons way. This provides another method to engage with both students and the wider business community through the production of “show case” learning and teaching objects. £13,252 City Solicitors Educational Trust Award: Improving the knowledge transfer in the area of administrative law and Islamic financial instruments (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project grant dealt with the processes universities use to respond to a new opportunity withinCurrent Projects Mark has experience in a wide variety of funding applications to the various funding bodies including the ERSC, EPRSC, TSB, HEA and has participated in European Framework bids within a regional development agency framework. Mark is currently developing a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in line with the developing guidance provided by the government. External Funding Awards 2008-2012 Successful bids £20,920 UK Intellectual Property Office: The feasibility of using shared technology transfer protocols in regard to the patent research exemptions This project analyses the feasibility of using shared technology transfer protocols in regard to the research exemptions across different public sector institutions within the Bradford region. This project will identify best practice from the national and international sphere and subsequently investigate the potential of shared protocols in the progression of public sector innovation into the market place. This analysis will facilitate the further incorporation of intellectual property management protocols related to the research exemptions and will subsequently enable good decisions to be made from the ground upwards. £15,590 ESCalate funding: The utilisation of accreditation of prior learning (APL) in response to business and accreditation bodies requirements. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This grant award involved matched funding from the ESCalate HEA subject centre. Working in conjunction with a number of architectural and construction organisations, a combination of APEL (accreditation of prior experiential learning) and APCL (accreditation of prior certified learning) was utilised to provide a unique pathway to a postgraduate certificate/diploma/MBA award. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are currently marketing this provision to their national and international network of architects. £21,000 JISC Open Educational Resources: Leveraging open source in a range of environments. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project involved matched funding aimed at the promotion of open educational resources in the area of law and business. Many businesses can benefit from the use of open source software to decrease costs and improve efficiency by avoiding software lock in. The same can be said for reusable learning objects licensed in a creative commons way. This provides another method to engage with both students and the wider business community through the production of “show case” learning and teaching objects. £13,252 City Solicitors Educational Trust Award: Improving the knowledge transfer in the area of administrative law and Islamic financial instruments (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project grant dealt with the processes universities use to respond to a new opportunity within the marketplace. In this particular instance there was a need for further training in the area of Islamic financial instruments and to this end a range of modules were proposed, designed and quality assured within a short time frame. This project produced materials that were recognised nationally and also enabled the University of Bradford to further engage with the training needs of companies serving the needs of the local community. £5,350 UKCLE: Project Development Fund Grant Award: Islamic financial instruments and the application of novel intellectual property instruments within sharia financial markets. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) Due to Bradford Universitys international links there have been a number of opportunities which have opened up as sharia financial instruments have progressed. This successful grant bid enabled Bradford University to quickly respond to needs expressed by businesses to provide their staff with an understanding of Islamic financial instruments. The project also has the potential to be franchised into the various international provisions provided by Bradford University. £6,000 BLADT research award: Technology enhanced teaching. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project investigated a range of technologies that improved the student experience; not only focusing on technologies used in lectures and seminars but moreover the technologies that can be used in the workplace as part of accreditation and further executive education. Universities have the expertise to utilise research to provide perspective on business problems, this project focused on the best way to deliver this expertise to the client. This project received a further £1000 pounds funding from the business engagement enhancement fund £1,500 LERN: Legal Education Research Network: HACK ME!: Non-standard game based learning and teaching in the area of cyber law. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project involves the investigation of non-standard off-site learning formats being used within universities and external environments. Many smaller firms due to budgetary constraints are unable to provide basic security for their computer systems. By utilising off-site teaching and a game based format the basics of computer security can be taught at an appropriate level to all members of the student body and on-site staff of businesses. £1,000 JANET (the UKs education and research network) funding: The utilisation of ad hoc network provision to facilitate (1) offsite mobile teaching delivery and (2) capacity building with existing networks. (Applicant and Principal Investigator) This project focused entirely on improving network coverage of mobile phones and internet enabled tablets in regards to the delivery of on-site training in a healthcare context. The project responded to the high end training needs needs outlined by the partnering private sector provider of health care. Pending bids People, Energy Buildings EPRSC consortium bid (Pending) Embedding learning and teaching sustainability in buildings. Local Enterprise Partnership (Pending) Crowd sourcing architectural and construction markets.