Martin Francis

College position:

Dr Martin Francis gained an MA and DPhil at Balliol College from 1958 to1965. He acted as Assistant Principal, Ministry of Health (Oct. 1965 – Aug. 1967); Research Scientist Unilever PLC  (Aug. 1967 – May 1969), Studying Rose Perfume Compounds and Biosynthesis; Research Fellow, Lecturer and University Lecturer in Biochemistry, Nuffield Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oxford (June 1969 – Sept 2006).  He was Fellow and Extraordinary Fellow, Wolfson College (Jan. 1979 –Sept. 2010); Secretary to Governing Body (Oct. 1986 – Sept. 1994); Vicegerent, (April 1997 – March 1999); Senior Tutor (Sept. 2001 – Sept 2010); Chairman of Senior Tutors Committee (Jan. 2005 – Sept 2008), and of Tutors for Graduates Committee (Oct. 2004 – Sept 2005 and Oct – Dec. 2007).

Francis' research focuses on Inherited Disorders of Connective Tissue and Bone Metabolism. He has published over 100 articles.