Professor Finbarr C Martin trained in London. He was a Consultant General Physician and Geriatrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, a large University Hospital Centre in London from 1984 to 2016. Over two decades, his team developed a broad range of novel acute hospital and community clinical services. These include the first post-hospital support Intermediate Care team in England, the first comprehensive geriatric-surgery liaison service and new approaches to care home medicine.
He is Professor of Medical Gerontology (Hon) and was awarded a personal chair in Medical Gerontology at King’s College London (KCL) in 2011. He remains active in academic and policy work, with particular interest in the clinical management and health services related to geriatric syndromes of frailty, falls, and delirium. He is currently supervising two PhD students, and teaches on the KCL Masters in Gerontology.
He was National Clinical Adviser on older people at the Department of Health (England) from 2008 to 2010, President of the British Geriatrics Society from 2010 to 2012, a non-executive Director of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from 2013 to 2016, and is currently President of the European Geriatric Medicine Society.