Fiona Martin

My name is Fiona Martin I have been a Biomedical Scientist since 2002. I joined the Pathology Department in Swansea as a Neuroscience graduate and completed my Biomedical Scientist training there in both Singleton and Moriston Hospitals. Whilst there, I also began my Masters Degree in Biomedical Science. In 2005 I moved to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at Llandough Hospital. Whilst there I completed my dissertation on Mesothelioma and graduated again!  In 2009 I transferred to UHW to join the Wales Cancer Bank where I am now responsible for co-ordinating the collection of samples donated across both Cardiff Hospitals.

Within the laboratory I am part of a team of Biomedical Scientists who work in diagnostic Pathology, all of whom contribute to the work of the Wales Cancer Bank. We all work closely with the team of Consultant Pathologists to facilitate the diagnosis of all patients.  I enjoy the variety and the complexity of this role and I’m proud to be part of this valuable resource. Although I may never meet the patients, I gain a lot of job satisfaction from knowing we are contributing a great deal.