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School Positions:  Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Physics, Teaching Director for Physics and Chair of examiners for Physics.

Martin is a chartered physicist and fellow of the Institute of Physics. Following a first degree in physics and chemistry, Martin gained a masters degree in research methods/management and also a PhD at UEA.

Martin joined the School of Chemistry in 2000 as a part-time research fellow and part-time teaching fellow. Alongside these roles Martin carried out consultancy work for other university departments, a government agency, TV companies and publishers.

Martin now works as a full-time Associate Professor and teaches several modules in physics. He also works with the Institute of Physics as a member of their degree accreditation assessor team. 

Selected Publications

Healthcare Professional Education & Training: How does Pharmacy in Great Britain compare?
Wright, D; Loftus, M; Christou, M; Eggleton, A & Norris, N, 2006
RPSGB, London. ISBN 0-9550029-6-6

Students’ ideas about electromagnetism.
Loftus, M.J, 1996
School Science Review Vol 77(280)

Improving students’ understanding of electromagnetism.
Loftus, M.J, 1998
Proceedings of a seminar on the Science Enhancement Programme, Gatsby ISBN 1-901351-22-X

Students’ understanding of magnetism and electromagnetism.
Loftus, M.J, 1999
Proceedings of a seminar on the Science Enhancement Programme, Gatsby ISBN 1-901351-27-O


  • 2009-Present, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Senior Lecturer
  • 2007-2009, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Lecturer & Director, Centre of Physics in Science
  • 2000-2007, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,Teaching Fellow
  • 2000-2007, Education Consultant, Norwich, UK.
  • 2002-2007, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK,PGCE Tutor
  • 2001-2007,Teacher Training Agency, London, UK, External Assessor
  • 1999-2004, Association for Science Education,Hatfield, Herts, UK, Editorial Associate
  • 1998-2000, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, London, UK, Science Enhancement Programme (p/t research fellow)
  • 1987–2000, Notre Dame High School, Norwich, UK,Head of physics & ITT co-ordinator, Staff governor (1993-1999).
  • 1998-1999, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Teacher Fellowship (part time)
  • 1985–1987,Davenant Foundation School, Essex, UK, Physics teacher


  • Chartered Physicist & Fellow of the Institute of Physics


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