Dr Mark Wilding

Dr Mark Wilding

  • Allerton C505
  • T: 0161 295 6632
  • E: m.a.wilding@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Monday 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Thursday 3.00pm - 4.30pm


I have been working as a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford since January 2014. Before that I spent three years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the Catholic University of Korea, and two years working at Chung-Ang University in Seoul.


I am currently module leader of:

Ideologies of Welfare

Citizenship and Welfare


I also teach on Introduction to Research Methods and Comparing Welfare Regimes

Research Interests

My recent research has focused on policy transfer, social enterprise, and social constructions in public policy and administration. I have also conducted several comparative studies of the UK and South Korea.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Labour Studies (from University of Manchester).

MA Economic and Social Studies (Labour Studies) (from University of Manchester).

BA (hons.) Politics (from Liverpool John Moores University)


Park, S & Wilding, M (2014). 'The Politics of Government Reform in Korea: From Tripartite to Bipartite Politicization', Administration & Society (ahead-of-print).


Park, C & Wilding, M (2014). 'An Exploratory Study on the Potential of Social Enterprise to Act as the Institutional Glue of Network Governance', Social Science Journal, 51(1), pp.120-129. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01442872.2013.875155#.U00aWvRwZ0E


Park, C & Wilding, M & Chung, C (2014). 'The Importance of Feedback: Policy Transfer, Translation and the Role of Communication', Policy Studies, (ahead-of-print). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soscij.2013.08.004


Park, C & Wilding, M & Myung, S (2013). 'Online Learning Patterns and Social Construction of US-beef Imports in Korea: A Comparison of Three Online Communities', Korea Journal, 53(4), pp.107-140. http://www.ekoreajournal.net/issue/view_pop.htm?Idx=3653


Park, C & Wilding, M (2013). 'Social Enterprise Policy Design: Constructing Social Enterprise in the UK and Korea', International Journal of Social Welfare, 22(3), pp.236-247. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00900.x/abstract