Professor Martin is Professor of Rehabilitation in the Health and Social care Institute at Teesside University. He graduated from the University of Ulster in 1988 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and a DPhil in1993. In 2000 he received an MSc Applied Statistics from Napier University.
Before coming to Teesside in 2006 he was a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University. Before that, Professor Martin was a Director of the Scottish Network for Chronic Pain Research and Award Coordinator of the MSc Pain at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Professor Martin is an experienced researcher in the area of pain and rehabilitation with an extensive history of funded projects, publications and post-graduate supervision. For over 10 years was Chair of Pain Association Scotland, a not-for-profit organisation that provides training and support of self-managing of chronic pain.