Dr Rick Martin
Richard Martin came to the College as a Fellow in 1981. He was an undergraduate and PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol from 1965 to 1971 and then spent a year as an assistant professor in the Institute of Physiology, University of Aarhus in Denmark and a year as a Research Fellow with Dr Martin Rodbell at The National Institute of Health in the U.S. He was appointed as a University Demonstrator in the Department of Biochemistry in 1973 and later became a University Lecturer.
He is the Director of Studies for Biological Sciences and at present the assistant graduate tutor: an attractive job since having three children between 15 and 18 he gets enough of the undergraduate type of problem at home.
His main spare time activity used to be sailing, but is now confined to towing boats around the country and helping to mend them after unfortunate incidents. These days he concentrates on music and the theatre.