Dr Martin Turner
Senior Policy Officer, Association of Medical Research Charities
Martin joined AMRC in October 2011 after finishing his PhD. AMRC represents 125 UK medical research charities, including the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and works with the government and others to ensure charities can fund world-leading science to benefit patients. Martin's work spans much of AMRC's activities but is focused on policy and public affairs. Recently he has been making the case for greater public investment in science, promoting research within the NHS and working to allow a more open public conversation about animal research. As part of AMRC's public affairs work, Martin coordinates the APPG on Medical Research, a group of MPs and peers with an interest in medical research that hold events in Parliament to discuss and promote topics important to the research community.
He has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Sheffield and gained his undergraduate degree from Manchester University. He has also worked in pathology for the NHS and founded a science communication charity called Science Brainwaves, which is now the South Yorkshire branch of the British Science Association. He also writes on a freelance basis for Understanding Animal Research, Research Fortnight and other publications.