Professor Ben Martin studied physics as an undergraduate at Cambridge and science policy as a postgraduate at Manchester. He has carried out research for 30 years in the field of science policy, serving as the Principal Investigator or Project Leader on over 50 research projects and commissioned studies. These have been mostly concerned with the development of techniques for generating systematic information to aid decision-making in relation to science, engineering and technology.
Since 1996, he has been Professor in Science and Technology Policy Studies at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit, the University of Sussex), one of the world’s leading institutions in the area of science policy and innovation studies. He served as Director of SPRU from 1997-2004. In addition, he is currently Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), University of Cambridge. He is also Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.