Martin is a criminologist with over 25 years' experience of working in prisons and schools. He has a Cert. Ed, a Master's degree in criminal justice policy and practice, and is currently doing his PhD at Birmingham City University where he is also a visiting lecturer. As a writer/director, Martin has gained a National and International reputation for his commissioned work in theatre, radio drama, children’s books, and performance poetry.
In Jan 2010 Martin was awarded a Winston Churchill International Travel Fellowship where he spent several weeks in the city of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University (USA) looking at issues of fatherlessness, father hunger, and father deficit amongst young black men. In Oct 2010 Martin was also awarded a prestigious local heroes award by ‘The Association of Jamaica Nationals’ (Birmingham). Martins intergenerational one-act play about the physical and emotional effects of glaucoma, Kind of Blue, will be featured in the book (Ethno theatre: Research from Page to Stage, edited by Johnny Saldana, Left Coast Press (2012).