Dr Priya Martin

Senior Research Fellow

Medical School (Rural Clinical School)
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Priya Martin is a clinician researcher facilitating world-class research to improve the safety and quality of healthcare, enhance collaborative work, and bridge the evidence-practice gap. Following her multi-award-winning PhD (University of South Australia, 2018) on 'factors that contribute to high quality clinical supervision of allied health professionals', she completed a post-doctoral Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship on the 'impact of COVID-19 on clinical supervision of staff and students in healthcare settings' (2021-22). She moved to academia in 2021, after 18 years of industry experience in clinical, education, training, and project management roles across public and private sectors in Australia and India. Dr Martin collaborates with more than 50 researchers from over 20 universities and institutes across health and academic sectors in Australia, and several countries internationally.

Dr Martin has received 19 prestigious awards and prizes to date (12 in the last five years), in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding contributions in her field. Recent notable awards include: Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Early Career Health Professions Education Research Prize (2022), InterprofessionalResearch.Global Barbara Bradfield Award for Best Interprofessional Education Research (2021), Darling Downs Health Researcher of the Year Award (2020), Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE, UK) Post-graduate Student Scholarship Award (2018), Fresh Science Top Ten Young Scientists in Queensland (2018), IPAA Top Ten Young Leaders in the Queensland Public Service (2018), ANZAHPE Post-graduate Student Prize (for best PhD research, 2017), and Health Services Research Association Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) Best PhD Paper Award (2017).

Dr Martin's expertise is in healthcare workforce and educational research, methodology for mixed methods, qualitative designs and reviews, rural health, implementation, and program evaluation. She has supervised over 100 students and recent graduates in several healthcare settings, in clinical, project, and research areas. She currently supevises HDR students at UQ, and is an associate advisor for PhD students inter-state in UniSA and Uni Adelaide. She continues to build supervision and mentoring capacity of new supervisors across a range of professions.

Research Interests

  • Health services research
  • Educational research
  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  • Clinical supervision
  • Methodology for mixed methods and qualitative research, and reviews
  • Evidence implementation
  • Rural Health

Research Impacts

Dr Priya Martin’s research has generated significant knowledge and health impact, especially through evidence-informed training and education. Dr Martin’s PhD research was used to develop state-wide supervision training programs for staff in Queensland Health across 16 hospital and health services. She was the lead investigator on an Health Workforce Australia (HWA, 2014) Clinical Supervision Support Program Grant which funded the roll out of supervision training across Queensland public and private health sectors. Evaluation of training programs and resources developed by Dr Martin have demonstrated positive impacts on healthcare worker and organisational outcomes. Her PhD and post-doctoral work are being used to inform national and local policies, training resources, and organisational guidelines (e.g. Occupational Therapy Australia, Queensland Health, and the Rural Health Commissioner’s report).

Dr Martin’s work has been cited by authors from 24 countries in the last five years, across ten different subject areas (including Environmental Science, Computer Science, Business, Management and Accounting), demonstrating the wide reach and impact of her research beyond her subject areas of Medicine, Social (Health) Sciences, and Nursing (Scopus, May 2022). To strengthen links between the academic and healthcare sectors to facilitate rapid uptake of evidence into practice, Dr Martin serves on several committees including international (e.g., Interprofessional.Global Global Impact Working Group), national (e.g., AIPPEN steering committee), and local (e.g., Darling Downs Health Human Research Ethics Committee; 2017-20) committees. Dr Martin was the Australian representative on the CAIPE international liaison group for interprofessional education (2018-20); an invited member of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning state-wide clinical supervision training program curriculum review committee (2013-14; 2018-19); and an invited memeber of the Central Queensland University occupational therapy curriculum development advisory group (2010-13). Dr Martin is an editorial board member for the BMC Medical Education journal, and has been a peer reviewer for the NHMRC.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia
  • Masters (Coursework)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


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  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Baird, Joanne M., Copley, Jodie, Dancza, Karina, Martin, Priya, Shamala, Shamala and Ducat, Wendy H. (2022). Organising the content of supervision. Supervision for Occupational Therapy: Practical guidance for supervisors and supervisees. (pp. 5-28) edited by Karina Dancza, Anita Volkert and Stephanie Tempest. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Martin, Priya, Dancza, Karina, Volkert, Anita, Tempest, Stephanie, Taylor, Gillian M., Ducat, Wendy H. and García Rojas, Jenniffer (2022). Setting the stage for supervision. Supervision for Occupational Therapy: Practical guidance for supervisors and supervisees. (pp. 1-24) edited by Karina Dancza, Anita Volkert and Stephanie Tempest. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003092544-1

  • Martin, P. (2021). Facilitating interprofessional education and collaborative practice at the education and health system interface. Interprofessional education and collaborative practice- micro, meso, and macro approaches across the lifespan. (pp. 1-5) edited by Dawn Joosten-Hagye and Hossein Khalili. San Diego, CA, United States: Cognella Academic Publishing.

  • Martin, Priya and Forman, Dawn (2020). Recent developments in interprofessional healthcare leadership. Routledge international handbook of nurse education . (pp. 306-317) edited by Sue Dyson and Margaret McAllister. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Martin, Priya and Forman, Dawn (2019). Recent developments in interprofessional healthcare leadership. Routledge International Handbook Of Nurse Education. (pp. 306-317) edited by Sue Dyson and Margaret McAllister. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781351121675-26

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor