Dr Mark Scanlan is Tutor in Theology and Youth Ministry and Lead Undergraduate Tutor at St Mellitus College. He holds a PhD in Theology from Durham University and an MA in Youth Ministry from Kings College London. Mark's particular research interests revolve around the role that youth ministry can play in shaping the life of the church and also how the theological expression young people can be encouraged and harnessed. He is an active member of the IASYM (International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry) and regularly presents on his research at their European and International Conferences. Prior to working at St Mellitus Mark was involved in both local church and parachurch youth ministry for nearly twenty years, including a number of years leading the youth ministry and youth centre team at Stopsley Baptist Church in Luton where he also served as an Elder for eleven years. Mark still lives in Luton with his wife, Linda, and their two children. He is a keen cricket fan and captains a team in the nearby village of Lilley.
- Urban Saints: An Interweaving Ecclesiology as a Contribution toe the Fresh Expressions Debate
- Interruptions and Co-constructions: Towards a Theology of Equal Opportunity for Mission and Ministry to Young People in Anvil, A Journal of Theology and Mission
- Youth Ministry Creating Ecclesial Space in the Journal of Youth and Theology (2015)