Dr Martin Hyde is an Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing and the Research Director of the Awen Institute at Swansea University. He has been involved in research on ageing for over 20 years and my work spans several areas including quality of life, work and retirement, consumption and identity, and health inequalities.

His work has been published widely in peer reviewed journals, reports, book chapters and several books. He has been involved in several large-scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Early in my career he worked on the Whitehall II study and wrote two papers on retirement among British civil servants.

He is the President of British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Cymru, Chair of the BSG Work and Retirement Group, a Member at Large of the Sociology of Ageing (RC11) committee of the International Sociological Association and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. He also works as an advisor to Welsh Government and Swansea Council on their strategies for an ageing society.

Martin was voted on to the Board of Directors at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.