Martin Sayer is the founder and Managing Director of Tritonia Scientific Ltd., that owns and manages the West Scotland Centre for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, near Oban. He graduated from the University of Wales (Bangor) in zoology with marine zoology and his doctoral thesis was in animal (fish) physiology. During a brief post-doctoral fellowship, Martin continued research into fish physiology while lecturing in animal and human physiology at Nottingham and Nottingham-Trent Universities. He moved to Scotland in 1991 to work at the government research laboratories at Dunstaffnage and joined both the diving and hyperbaric teams; he took over as head of both units in 1998. Martin has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, articles and book chapters and is currently the Editor of the journal Underwater Technology. Martin was elected a Fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology in 2002 and given the Inland/Inshore Diving Contractors Science Award in 2006, the Houlder Cup for excellence in diving operations in 2008, and the BSAC Colin MacLeod award in 2012 for furthering international co-operation in diving. He is currently the technical appraiser of hyperbaric services for NHS England and provided the same service for the National Services Division of NHS Scotland 2000-2012.  He was the technical representative on the committee of the British Hyperbaric Association 2008–2010. Martin started diving at school for a project that eventually resulted in him winning the European Young Scientist of the Year award in 1979. He has over 6,000 logged dives and has led numerous scientific expeditions to both polar regions and to locations in all the oceans of the world.




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