Martin leads research within the Population Health Interventions Programme aimed at generating greater understanding of commercial food systems, including how they relate to consumers, and whether and how they can be changed to promote healthier diets at a population level. He evaluates population level interventions to promote dietary public health. Martin welcomes enquiries from prospective MPhil and PhD students wishing to undertake research in these areas of interest.
Martin is a clinical academic, trained in medicine and public health, with broad experience of public health research and practice, and a national and international reputation for his research and leadership. He is Professor of Population Health Research and an Honorary Consultant in Public Health with Public Health England.
Martin is a principal investigator in the Public Health Research Consortium, a Department of Health Policy Research Unit, established in 2005. He is also a principal investigator in the NIHR School for Public Health Research, established in 2012. Martin is Director of NIHR’s Public Health Research funding programme (2014-20). He was President of the Society for Social Medicine (2011-12) and President/Vice-President of the UK Society for Behaviour Medicine (2015-19).
Prior to joining CEDAR in 2014, Martin was Director of Fuse, UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, based at Newcastle University.
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