Dr. Martin is a Lecturer in Biomedical and Medical Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK., and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leicester, UK.
Dr. Martin gained her undergraduate degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Sheffield. She worked as a researcher at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital before returning to Sheffield to complete a PhD in neonatal Immunology. Dr Martin then went on to research the responses of the immune system to bacterial and parasitic infections, and then taught in Higher and Further Education. Dr Martin worked as a scientific researcher in industry before returning to academia.
Dr. Martin’s research focuses on the role of microparticles in the development and progression of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She investigates the role of ethnicity on these novel markers of inflammation and the effects of interventions such as dietary supplementation and exercise as potential anti-inflammatory therapies. Dr Martin also collaborates with clinicians at Leicester General Hospital investigating the effects of chemotherapy supplementation on the metabolomics and metastasis in pancreatic cancer.