Robyn Martin commenced Social Work practice in 1990, and has worked in areas such as domestic and family violence, homelessness, mental health, child protection, substance misuse and women's services. Her roles have involved direct service delivery with consumers and family members, management, professional supervision, evaluation, research and policy activism. Robyn's principles for practice focus on building meaningful partnerships, inclusive approaches and collaborative practices. Her research interests include consumer and family led research approaches, homelessnessl, domestic and family violence, recovery in mental health and service delivery approaches.
BSW (Curtin), MSocSci (ECU), PhD (RMIT)
Robyn is currently leading a number of industry funded research projects in mental health recovery, family homelessness, street present substance use and service intergration.
Robyn received the Curtin Student Guild Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching Award in 2004. She was a finalist in the Australian Association of Social Workers, Social Worker of the year in 2012.
Robyn was awarded the 2014 Mental Health Good Outcomes award for Individual Excellence.
Fields Of Research
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Robyn's teaching interests are reflective of her practice experience. She dteaches mental health recovery and violence, abuse and trauma to undergraduate social work students.
- Gillieatt, S., R. Martin, K. P. Dorozenko, and A. Munro. 2018. "Evaluation of a West Australian residential mental health respite service." Health And Social Care In The Community 26 (3): e442-e450.
- Martin, R. M., S. C. Ridley, and S. J. Gillieatt. 2017. "Family inclusion in mental health services: Reality or rhetoric?." International Journal Of Social Psychiatry 63 (6): 480-487.
- Cordier, R., B. T. Milbourn, R. Martin, A. Buchanan, D. Chung, and R. Speyer. 2017. "A systematic review evaluating the psychometric properties of measures of social inclusion." PLoS ONE 12 (6): 1-37.
- Ridley, S. C., R. M. Martin, and L. Mahboub. 2017. "Learning from Mental Health Lived Experience and the Influence on Students' Practice." Australian Social Work 70 (3): 372-380.
- Dorozenko, K. P., S. Ridley, R. Martin, and L. Mahboub. 2016. "A journey of embedding mental health lived experience in social work education." Social Work Education 35 (8): 905-917.
- Gillieatt, S., C. Fernandes, A. Fielding, A. Hendrick, R. Martin, and S. Matthews. 2015. "Social Network Analysis and Social Work Inquiry." Australian Social Work 68 (3): 338-351.
- Gillieatt, S., R. Martin, T. Marchant, A. Fielding, and K. Duncanson. 2014. "Evaluation of an inter-professional training program for student clinical supervision in Australia." Human Resources for Health 12 (1)
- Martin, R. 2014. "Gender and Homelessness." In Homelessness In Australia, 100-116 Sydney, NSW 2052: NewSouth Publishing, University of New South Wales Press Ltd.
- Martin, R., and N. Kunnen. 2008. "Reinterpreting the Research Path: Using Qualititive Methods in Homelessness Research." In Qualitative Housing Analysis: An International Perspective 10., 61-89 United Kingdom: Emerald.
- Kunnen, N., and R. Martin. 2008. "Being a "big issue" Vendor-social enterprise as one response to homelessness."
- Martin, R., and N. Kunnen. 2008. "Chapter 3 Reinterpreting the research path: using qualitative methods in homelessness research.
- Martin, R., and N. Kunnen. 2005. "Self Reliance and homelessness in Australia: Challenges of definition, conceptualisation and measurement." In 4th National Housing Conference 2005 - building for diversity, Oct 27, 2005, Perth, Western Australia: AHURI.
- Martin, R., and N. Kunnen. 2005. "Getting back on my feet: describing, defining and promoting self-reliance in SAAP." PARITY: Looking for answers : Homelessness and SAAP Research 18 (10): 36-37.
- Martin, R. 2005. "Unsettling the taken for granted in homelessness research." PARITY: Looking for answers : Homelessness and SAAP Research 18 (10): 12-13.