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Professor Richard Martin

Professor Richard Martin

Professor Richard Martin
BMedSci, BM,BS(Nott), MSc(Lond), MRCGP, PhD

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

Office Room 4.12
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7321

Research summary

My current principal areas of research are: i) prostate cancer aetiology (with a focus on metabolic factors such as the IGF system), predicting its progression and secondary and tertiary prevention of the disease via population-based screening and low-toxicity nutritional and lifestyle interventions; ii) the short- and long-term child and adult health effects of breastfeeding and early growth; and iii) uncovering unexpected beneficial and adverse effects of commonly prescribed drugs through pharmaco-epidemiological studies based on automated clinical databases such as the UK GPRD. I am lead principal investigator (with Jenny Donovan, Freddie Hamdy and David Neal) on a population-based cluster randomised ...

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Biography

I am currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. I qualified in Medicine from the University of Nottingham, trained and worked as a GP, and then built on an interest in epidemiology (that was first sparked during my intercalated BMedSci at Nottingham) by doing the MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I subsequently moved to Bristol to take up a Lecturer post and then a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology, and have worked at the School of Social and Community Medicine ever since.

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Recent publications

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