Martin is an experimental physicist with research publications relevant to Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Bioacoustics, and automated condition monitoring. He has pioneered the use of accelerometers in the long term monitoring of honeybees. He also enjoys collaborating with artist Wolfgang Buttress and has contributed to his major piece ‘The Hive’ presently exhibited at the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, UK. Martin’s wife Deirdre is a professional cellist who regularly plays on stage during his academic seminars. His son Sebastian helps him every year to extract the honey that their bees produce in Nottingham, UK.