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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Joanne Martin

Professor Jo Martin - Director of Academic Health Sciences

Deputy VP (Health) 

Professor Martin qualified Cambridge University and London Hospital Medical College, has a University of London PhD and a Masters in Leadership. She has over 130 published papers including Nature group and Science journals and is Deputy Vice Principal (Health) and Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary University London. Her clinical specialist expertise is in the pathology of gastrointestinal motility disorders.

She is an award winning eCPD app designer and co-founder of Biomoti, a drug delivery development company. She developed and leads an innovative multi-professional international digital adaptive learning programme for RCPath and Health Education England.

She served as a director on the Board of Barts Health NHS Trust for 5 years. She has very broad experience in healthcare management including responsibility for local and regional research and for the training and education of over 17,500 staff.

National Clinical Director of Pathology for NHS England April 2013-16, Jo was President of the Royal College of Pathologists from November 2017-2020, and is now National Specialty Advisor for Pathology for NHS England and Improvement, chairing the national Pathology Stakeholder Board and the national Pathology Workforce Board. She led the profession during the pandemic and ensuing incidents related to global and national pressures. She was awarded a CBE in 2022 for services to the NHS and Medical Education.


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