Mark Duncan is a co-founder of InQuest Research Group. Working across the spectrum of media, publishing, education, public service and private industry, he has written several major research reports and research books for clients such as RTE, the Department of Education & Science, the National Archives of Ireland and the National College of Ireland.
Mark has vast experience in researching content for television programmes and documentaries. He has acted as Head of Research for RTE Current Affairs on a broad array of political and state events. In addition, he has acted as the sole researcher on numerous programmes in the Primetime Investigates series, most recently the IFTA-nominated ‘Buyer Beware’, which told the story of sharp practice by estate agents, and ‘Bitter Pills’, which highlighted concerns about the regulation of pharmaceutical products.
His involvement in television documentaries has extended to sports-related topics: he has acted as an advisor and interviewer for an RTE TV documentary on the history of Kerry football, as well for a TG4 documentary on the Tailteann Games, Aonach Tailteann: Olympiad na nGael. In addition, he acted as an advisor, scriptwriter and researcher for a Diageo sponsored DVD celebrating 10 years of Guinness sponsorship of the All-Ireland Championship.
Prior to founding InQuest in 2005, he spent a decade as a freelance researcher and writer working mostly with RTE Current Affairs, exhibition design companies and various universities. A former History tutor at University College Dublin, he acted as Research Co-ordinator for the GAA Museum in the mid-1990s, developing storylines for graphic panels and audio-visual presentations. Later, he acted as an advisor to the fit-out of the Premium levels at Croke Park.