Mark K. Smith teaches at the YMCA George Williams College, London (which is linked to Coventry University) and edits Mark develops programmes, learning resources and virtual learning environments for YMCA George Williams.

Mark was educated at the Cavendish School, Hemel Hempstead, the University of Lancaster, and undertook his doctorate at the University of London. He has worked in careers advice, youth and community work, and in projects. Mark has also chaired a tenants cooperative that ran two tower blocks, and been a foundation governor for a secondary school. He is is currently a Resident Friend in a Quaker meeting house.