Professor Martin Pitt is the Director of PenCHORDThe Peninsula Collaboration for Health Operational Research and Development.

PenCHORD is a research team within the National Institute of Health Research funded South-West Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR SW ARC) based at University of Exeter: Medical School. PenCHORD works in close collaboration with health and care organisations both in the south-west of the UK and nationally to improve health and care delivery using Operational Research and Data Science approaches.

Martin has wide ranging experience in healthcare modelling ranging from economic modelling in health technology assessment to discrete event simulation and operational models for service re-design. His research interests are the application of modelling techniques and data science to improve health and care with a particular interest in the implementation of these approaches to policy and decision making process. He leads the Health and Care Operational Research Network and is a director of the Modelling and Simulation Network (MASHnet). He was recently appointed as first President of the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts (AphA), the organisation which represents health service analysts across the NHS and other care service organisations.