Martin trained as an environmental microbiologist before spending 20 years teaching and researching at Reading University. His work covered a wide range of topics including the microbiology of groundwater and degradation of organic compounds in water.
Martin was a founder of Pool Sentry in 2004. Pool Sentry works with the operators of commercial swimming pools to support the delivery of excellent water quality whilst also reducing the carbon footprint through saving energy and water. In addition to supporting commercial clients, Pool Sentry has an active programme of research and development, focusing on understanding the role of filtration and pool hydraulics in managing risk to bathers from pathogens such as Cryptosporidium. Martin currently manages research projects with Cranfield University and Loughborough University and has recently written a review paper on Cryptosporidium and filtration in pools with Cranfield University and Professor Rachel Chalmers of the Cryptosporidium Reference Unit.
Martin is a member of the PWTAG industry Forum, and the Luxembourg Government research-funding panel for innovation and industry partnerships.