Martin, Finbarr - consultant physician and geriatrician


Consultant profiles


Sandra Gray (secretary) tel: 020 7188 8215
Academic office tel: 020 7188 6755
Pager: 868446
Fax: 020 7928 2339

  • Biography 

    • Qualified and trained in general medicine in London
    • MRC-funded research in biochemical and clinical aspects of muscle disease
    • Trained in geriatric medicine at Hammersmith Hospital
    • Appointed consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' (1984)
    • Trust clinical director for elderly medicine (1987-1992), and for acute and general medicine and elderly care (1992-2000)
    • An advisor nationally and locally to the NHS on various aspects of older peoples' services, including the NSF for Older People
    • Currently part-time specialist clinical advisor and acting national clinical director for older people at the Department of Health.
    • Soon to become president-elect of the British Geriatrics Society
    • Senior research fellow at King's College London Institute of Gerontology, co-leading the Gerontology MSc 
  • Specialist interests

    • Geriatric medicine
    • Acute inpatients
    • Falls clinics and rehabilitation care homes

    • Intermediate care
  • Research interests

    • Falls - prevention strategies to improve postural stability: exercise, total body vibration, vestibular rehabilitation
    • Psychosocial impact of this rehabiliation
    • Delirium-pathphysiology
    • Frailty