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(formerly University of South Wales)
Welsh Crucible 2011
Martin is Reader in English at the University of South Wales, and has previously worked at the Universities of Worcester and Edinburgh. He received his doctorate from Edinburgh in 1997, and since then has focussed his research on the interconnections between literature and science; publishing a series of books and articles individually and collaboratively. Although predominantly working on late nineteenth-century science and fiction, Martin has also undertaken work on contemporary medicine (on illness narratives) and he is particularly interested in applying interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives to current issues in the sciences and medicine.
2016 Update: Martin relocated to the University of Westminster where he was promoted to Professor in English Literature. Since then, Martin has moved back to Wales and is now Professor of English Literature in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. Martin is now Head of the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University and is the Academic Lead for Welsh Crucible.