Mark PearsonDeputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
I am a climate policy researcher with an interest in environmental economics and sustainable development. Currently, I am a fellow at a London-based think tank "Island Innovation". Before that, I worked as a guest researcher at IASS Potsdam for a year with an EU project OceanNETs. I have been a part of several UN conferences as well including COP24 by UNFCCC. I also spoke at the IUCN's first-ever Global Youth Summit in April 2021.
Vice President, International Health Policy and Practice Innovations Program, Commonwealth Fund
Scientific Associate - Ph.D. Candidate, Hellenic Parliament - University of Thessaly
Till January 2015, I have worked as a Social Worker at the National Health Operations Center, Greek Ministry of Health. In 2014 I have accomplished my MSc studies in Health Economics & Management. At the moment I'm enrolling my Ph.D on Thermal, Wellness Tourism and Rehabilitation aspiring to elaborate on the barriers and perspectives regarding the relevant industry in Fthiotida Regional Unity.
Prior to that I have worked as a Social Worker at the European Cultural & Research Center of Athens in collaboration with Municipalities of Zografos and Kessariani, while in the past I have worked either as a Social Worker, or as an Administrative officer in several private Healthcare Units/Long term care units, such as Polyclinic Group, etc.
As of 2012 and according to a Ministerial mandate I was appointed as a Board Member of Interconnected General Hospitals of Lamia - Amfissa - Karpenisi, keeping this position for approximately one and a half year.
As of October 2016 till November 2019 I have been appointed by the Minister of Labor, Social Insurance & Social Solidarity as the Head of the Board of Directors at the Social Welfare Center of the Region of Central Greece (Public Law Legal Entity - Governmental Organisation) which is the main regional-level social care provision services cluster, trying to contribute to the implementation of the Greek Government's strategic plan on social care, foster care, "DI", family care and people with special needs protection.
In parrallel, between the the same period I have been an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the first National Adoption & Foster-care Council in accordance to the relevant Ministerial Desicion.
I have also been an elected Member of the BoD at the Hellenic Healthcare Services Association, carrying duties of the Chief Communications Officer, while as of 2017 I am a Member of the European Commission’s SCHEER Committee on Rapid Risk Assessment of Healthcare and Environmental Risks, participating in annual external experts' meetings with focus on public health risks assessment.
Finally, my current professional capacity is linked to the Hellenic Parliament's function, as I'm an MP's Scientific Associate, providing assistance regarding daily institutional obligations, parliamentary control and other activities, while at the same time I'm a Member of the Opposition Party's Social Care & Solidarity Department, due to my experience derived from my tenure in office as a former Head of the BoD at the Social Welfare Center, Central Greece Region, Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs.