Martin Gonzo

Dr Martin Gonzo

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Key details

Dr Martin Gonzo

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences


Dr Martin Gonzo is a registered specialist Biomedical Scientist who has worked in many Pathology laboratories in four different countries. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK) and a Consultant Biomedical Scientist for the High Care Laboratories in Namibia. His interests are in Blood Transfusion Science, Haematology and Immunology.  His first university qualification was in Medical Laboratory Technology at the University of Zimbabwe after which he then obtained a specialist diploma in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science. He later obtained an MSc in Biomedical Science. After studying Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University, he pursued a PhD in Health at the University of Bath where he focused on Hepcidin and its utility in Iron deficiency anaemia.

Dr Gonzo joined the University of Greenwich in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science. Prior to joining the university, he was working as a Senior Lecturer at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). His teaching career started in 2011 at the London Metropolitan University where he was working as a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences. He was also the programme leader for the MSc Blood Sciences and the course leader for the undergraduate Blood Transfusion Science module.

Responsibilities within the university

Course Leader for Haematology & Blood Transfusion Science and Clinical and Advanced Immunology.

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr Gonzo's current research efforts focus on improving treatment strategies and quality of life for patients with complement deficiencies. He is currently working on improving cellular output of the C1 Esterase inhibitor protein in patients with Hereditary Angioedema.