Martin works in Plymouth University Cognition Institute on computer models of learning and development in cortex, musical perception, and auditory scene analysis.
He has recently been appointed to a newly created post of "Public Engagement Fellow" with an explicit remit to continue his research but also expand his work in schools and in the wider community and to encourage others to do the same.
Before his PhD in Neuroscience he gained a masters degree in Computational Intelligence, and a long time ago (ancient history) he did a degree in Chemistry which was, scientifically, his first love.
Apart from his research he spends some time spreading the word about LaTeX (which is a cult dedicated to the overthrow of word processors) and playing Ultimate. If you have never heard of Ultimate (a team game played with a frisbee) there is no room to explain it here, but this arcane pursuit keeps Martin relatively sane outside the office.
Since Famelab Martin has been recruited to SCANDLE - but he is still active in the science communication appearing at science festivals, food festivals, in the media, and at primary school maths days, among many others!