Dr Ian Martin holds a Phd in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine from Manchester University, an MSc (with distinction) in Business, and a first-class honours degree in English. His Master’s thesis, ‘Long Hours and Stress for IT Professionals’ won the departmental business school prize for best dissertation in 1999.
Previously a director of management training and consultancy companies in Sheffield and Manchester, Ian started his business career with a number of wide-ranging and varied IT roles in the financial services sector before spending twelve years as a senior researcher and lecturer at three UK universities.
In 2017, following the publication of the UK government’s Thriving at Work report, Ian formed Delphis Learning with funding from the European Union and the generous support of the Springboard programme at York Science Park and the University of York. For the last three years, he has been leading Delphis as it develops and delivers evidence-based courses that provide managers with the necessary tools and techniques they need to improve corporate mental health and wellbeing.
With 35 years’ business experience, and a twelve-year academic publishing record in the fields of people, organisation and technology, Ian’s mission is to combine the latest theoretical knowledge with genuine practical insight. As an experienced educator and management coach, he is perfectly placed to equip managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need in order to improve workplace wellbeing and health.
In his spare time, Ian is a British Athletics track and field coach and competitive age group athlete.