Professor Griffin is a world leader in cytogenetics at the University of Kent. He established the first successful cytogenetic diagnosis of an IVF embryo and, more recently, a significant role in the development of a universal test for any genetic disease in IVF embryos.

He is a prolific science communicator, making every effort to make scientific research publicly accessible (both his own and others). He is an enthusiastic proponent for the benefits of interdisciplinary research endeavour.

Professor Griffin is President of the International Chromosome and Genome Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.