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Professor Martin White is Director of the Public Health Research Programme.
Martin is Director of Research at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research in the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, where he leads a programme of research on food systems and public health. Martin moved to Cambridge in 2014 from Newcastle University, where he was Professor of Public Health and Director of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health at Newcastle University, one of the five UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence co-funded by NIHR.
Martin trained in Medicine at Birmingham University, from which he was also awarded an MD. He undertook specialist training in public health in the north east of England, gaining and MSc from Newcastle University, and Membership and Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health. From 2012-14, Martin was President of the UK Society for Social Medicine and from 2017-18 President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. He has been a member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research since 2012 and a co-investigator in the Department of Health’s Public Health Research Consortium, and more recently Policy Research Unit for Public Health since 2005.
Martin is also a member of the NIHR Strategy Board and an NIHR Senior Investigator.