Mark Holmes BSc, RMN, SPMH has worked within the alcohol misuse field for nearly two decades developing services in community treatment, hospital alcohol liaison, IBA, alcohol related long term conditions and end of life care. Mark was awarded the Nursing Times Mental Health Nurse of the Year in 2012 for his work on preventing alcohol related hospital admissions by increasing levels of care.

Publications include the Blue Light Project and over 20 further others highlighting the need for greater professional and public awareness of the impact of alcohol on the public health. He is currently employed by HAGA, the action on alcohol charity, as their Digital Health coordinator and is a team leader in the NHS for Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions nurses.