Martin is a Researcher in Human Enhancement Drugs, based at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University and has been studying the use of Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs for nearly ten years. Previously, he managed the IAD, at the Centre for Public Health; monitoring service activity in needle exchanges across Cheshire & Merseyside and providing consultation around injecting drug use. He was also Co-Chair of the National Needle Exchange Forum (NNEF) from 2009-2012 and Chair from 2012-2013.
He has presented at both national and international conferences on a range of issues around injecting drug use, especially the use of Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs. Martin is also involved in training for frontline needle exchange staff and provides consultancy on data collection and performance monitoring systems for local treatment and harm reduction services.
He provides training around anabolic steroid use to health professionals with a focus on service provision for this client group. Prior to joining the Centre for Public Health Martin held research positions with the Royal Free Hospital in London and the Centre for Investigative Psychology at Liverpool University as well as teaching positions in an East London College of Further Education and Birkbeck College, University of London. Martin's educational background is in Psychology, with a special emphasis on Forensic Psychology. Martin currently holds an MSc, a BSc and a PGCE.