Martin is Past President of the Society of Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care, and of the Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has a broad national and international teaching portfolio and is the UCL training programme director for Academic Clinical Fellows in Anaesthesia. He is Neuroscience Section Editor of Intensive Care Medicine and Reviews Section Editor of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. Martin Smith is a Consultant and Honorary Professor in Neurocritical Care. He studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London and undertook postgraduate trained in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at St Thomas and the Middlesex Hospitals. Martin is the director of Neurosurgical Critical Care Services at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals and Honorary Professor at University College London.
His key clinical and research interests are in monitoring and managing the acutely injured brain. In collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at UCL Martin has led first in man studies of novel, non-invasive (optical) monitors and cerebral oxygenation, haemodynamics and cellular energy status. Recently the focus of this work has been the identification of novel biomarkers of cerebral (dys)autoregulation and development of a mathematical model of cerebral physiology to aid interpretation of complex, multimodal monitoring data in real-time at the bedside.