Martin spent the first part of his military career as a flight medical officer where he developed special interests in prehospital care, aviation medicine and medical leadership. His roles included control of UK Defence strategic aeromedical evacuations during the Iraq campaign, multiple operational deployments across the Middle East and the introduction of the Eurofighter Typhoon into operational service as its first senior medical officer. He graduated from the UK Defence Advanced Command and Staff Course before commanding the unit responsible for providing advanced medical care and damage control surgery to the United Kingdom’s most elite military units. During this time he was involved in the execution of multiple complex Afghanistan operations and counter-terrorism contingency planning for the 2012 London Olympics.
Martin is an Honorary Professor at the University of Central Lancashire where his roles include the development of robotic and autonomous system (drone) aeromedical evacuation and the design and delivery of MSc programmes in remote and rural medicine, urgent medical care and disaster medicine. He was a finalist in the 2017 Healthcare Leader awards and works as a general practitioner, primary care network clinical director, urgent care and global specialist providing healthcare and evacuation support to individuals working in remote and hostile locations across the world.
Martin is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, a member of the East Midlands Clinical Senate, an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the author of one of the first textbooks in urgent medical care published in March 2023.