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Lisa Martin

Outreach & Communications Manager

Lisa is a science communications specialist who joined the Global Plant Council as Outreach & Communications Manager in February 2015. She has a degree in Biological Sciences, a postgraduate certificate in Science Education, and a certificate in Journalism, all from the University of Warwick, UK.

Lisa worked as a secondary school Biology and Chemistry teacher in the UK, before choosing a career path in science communications. She has previously worked in life sciences publishing, as a Senior Account Executive at a medical communications agency, and as a Knowledge Transfer Manager at AHDB Horticulture. Lisa joins the GPC having worked most recently as the Research & Engagement Officer for GARNet, the UK network for the Arabidopsis and wider plant science research community. She is also a freelance science writer and editor.

Lisa is an Associate Member of the Association of British Science Writers and a Member of the Citizen Science Association.


Martin L, Jose S, Bastow R (2017).
The Global Plant Council.
Food and Energy Security 6(1):3–4.

Gilliham M, Chapman S, Martin L, Jose S, Bastow R (2017).
The case for evidence-based policy to support stress-resilient cropping systems
Food and Energy Security 6(1):5–11.

Martin L, Cook C, Matasci N, Williams J, Bastow RM (2015).
Data mining with iPlant: a meeting report from the 2013 GARNet workshop, Data mining with iPlant.
Journal of Experimental Botany 66(1):1–6

Cook C, Martin L, Bastow RM (2014).
Opportunities in plant synthetic biology
Journal of Experimental Botany 65(8):1921–1926

Ruth Bastow

Executive Director

Sarah Jose

Communications Officer