Honorary fellowship for a lifetime of work

Recognition for scientist
Recognition for scientist

A scientist who reached the top of his field has recieved a prestigeous award from his profession’s leading organisation.

Dr Colin Martin (66), a Glasgow radiation safety expert from Lenzie, has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP).

The award is handed out in recognition of a lifetime of achievements in medical physics.

He received the honour from President Professor Pete Cole at the Society’s annual conference, held recently in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

An acknowledged international expert, Dr Martin recently retired as Head of the Health Physics Service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - where he had worked for 18 years.

He was in charge of providing physics and radiation protection services to Glasgow and seven other health boards in Scotland, working towards the safety of staff, patients and the public.

He now has an honorary position with the University of Glasgow and also serves as a member of the International Commission for Radiological Protection.

Dr Martin is using his retirement to enjoy his hobbies of hill walking, gardening, painting, singing and tennis.