Researcher biography

Dr Priya Martin is a clinician researcher undertaking 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 areas of research expertise include healthcare workforce and educational research, rural health, mixed methods and qualitative designs, implementation, review methodology, and program evaluation. She has supervised over 100 students and recent graduates in several healthcare settings, in clinical, project, and research areas. She continues to build supervision and mentoring capacity of new supervisors across a range of professions.