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Mark Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer within the College of Health and Social Care, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. Throughout his 30 years experience within both the clinical and educational setting he has developed a keen interest in psychological nursing intervention. In particular, his research has focused on the formal management of pre-operative anxiety in the adult patients undergoing surgery. As a result of the proliferation in modern, elective day-case surgery over the last 20 years this interest has become sharply focused on nursing knowledge in minimal stay surgery. During his doctoral study, anxiety management and the adult patients undergoing elective, day-case surgery therefore became his focus. Mark’s first book, published in 2005, ‘Anxiety Management in Adult Day Surgery: A Nursing Perspective’ details this work and recommends future directions for surgical nursing. More recently, his Chapter ‘Contemporary Pre-operative and Post-operative Care’ in Companion to Nursing (2011) provides a detailed approach to psychological management of the surgical patient. Mark is one of the most prolific single-author publishers in the School of Nursing and the highest cited nurse academic in the University. He is currently actively involved in studies relating to patient experiences of minimal stay elective surgery, prisoner-patient experience of hospital stay and nurse/ midwife experience of caring for prisoner-patients.