Jamie Martin is an Associate Lecturer with Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre. Prior to this he served thirty-three years in the British Army, rising to the rank of Colonel. Trained initially as an armoured reconnaissance officer, Jamie’s appointments included operational, policy, planning and training as well as a three-year tour in Strategic Communications within the UK Ministry of Defence.
He has extensive experience of working with foreign governments, including a three-year appointment as the Military Adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone and as a sector commander in a military observer mission in Mozambique.
Jamie brings to BUDMC his extensive military experience of strategic level policy development and campaign planning. His practical leadership and management skills inform the development and delivery of BUDMC’s training and education programmes
His particular area of expertise lies in the design, scenario scripting and delivery of disaster management training exercises. Recent exercises that he has delivered with BUDMC have been held in the UK, Oman and Sierra Leone.