Mark Douglas

Research, Artificial Turf and Equipment Manager
World Rugby

Marc is Research, Turf and Coordinator at World Rugby. His responsibilities are within World Rugby’s Technical Services Department, where he has worked for over 6 years, include all internal and external research projects related to medical, turf and rugby specific equipment. He is also responsible for managing the approval process for turf and equipment and for updating the regulations using an evidence-based approach. Marc is a contributor to both CEN and ASTM Working Groups for Artificial Turf and Equipment related standards as well as contributing to a number of other sports’ committees.

Living in Dublin, Ireland, Marc graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University College Dublin and has a Masters in Sports Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.