Jenny Martin

Position: Professor of Social Work and Human Services
Study area: Social Work, Community and Human Services
Location: Berwick Campus
Phone: +61 3 5327 6941
Email: jm.martin@federation.edu.au

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Qualifications

  • PhD, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.
  • MSW, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • BSW, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • BA, Latrobe University, Bundoora, Australia.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Diploma for the Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Certificate in Gender and Disaster Recovery, World Bank, Washington.
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Training, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Certificate in Developmental Child Psychiatry, Travencore/Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia.
  • Mediator and Arbitrator Accreditation, Australian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Teaching programs

  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services
  • Graduate Certificate in Social and Community Services

Biography

Jenny Martin is the Discipline Lead in Social Work, Community and Human Services in the Institute of Education, Arts and Community and joined Federation University Australia in 2021. Previously, Jenny was founding Chair of Social Work at Swinburne University and formerly Associate Professor of Social Work at RMIT University including Acting Chair of Social Work. Jenny has published 10 books including 3rd editions of Conflict Management and Mental Health Social Work and over 250 academic and media outputs. She is a regular reviewer of articles for numerous journals and is a current Editorial Board member for New Community and Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education and past Editorial Board member for Informing Science and Australian Social Work. Jenny has facilitated conflict management workshops in the Mekong River Basin for the Mekong River Commission as well as conducting research for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation on the mental health of farmers in relation to changes in climate and farming practices in Central Asia. Jenny has also led initiatives on mental health education in Australia and Malaysia. Jenny is a Victorian social work university representative on the Victorian Allied Health Research Committee and the Family Safety Victoria Mandatory Minimum Qualifications (for the family violence workforce) Advisory Group.

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise

Jenny Martin leads the Society and Heritage stream of the Future Regions Research Centre.

This research stream explores how changes in society and the natural environment interact and seeks to integrate environmental values within social practices and policy.

It explores the ethnohistoric and documentary evidence for change in socio-ecological systems to understand the legacies that operate and influence natural, built and social systems today.

By drawing upon socio-cultural evidence, this stream uses complimentary approaches that seek to integrate environmental and social values and research outcomes into economic, political, health and human services systems.

Jenny’s research is underpinned by principles of human rights and social justice aimed at sustainability, social change and development, and social cohesion and inclusion.

Research focus: Translational research

Jenny focuses on translational research that has high impact locally and internationally with an emphasis on regional and rural communities. This is underpinned by an interdisciplinary body of theory drawing largely on comparative social policy, critical theory, social development and theories on social inclusion and eco-systems. She has extensively theorised issues of place, community, social inclusion and belonging as they impact on quality of life and health and wellbeing, as well as human services practices particularly in relation to the inclusion of minority groups. Recent work is on health and human services workforce development and housing in regional and rural areas.

Research focus: Consumer led

Jenny’s research approach arises from an inductive engagement with grass roots consumer led groups and initiatives. This approach highlights contemporary issues for the most disadvantaged and marginalised and possible research projects and campaigns to address these. This enriches the student learning experience as well as strengthening partnerships and collaborations with service providers and government. Ultimately, all of Jenny’s research is driven by community needs and is developed through collaborative partnerships. Current projects are on housing affordability, interpersonal violence and gender equality.

Research focus: Quantitative and qualitative approaches

Where possible, Jenny incorporates both quantitative and qualitative approaches in her research to provide complementary data sets using controlled comparative approaches. Jenny works in partnership with inter-disciplinary colleagues, policy makers, clinicians and managers aimed at facilitating the use of evidence to inform health and human services practice and service delivery models. A current qualitative study uses the photovoice to capture women’s experiences of family violence services.

Research focus: Assessment and evaluation

Jenny has conducted numerous assessments and evaluations for mental health, cross cultural, forensic, housing, education and social work and community and human service organisations.

Research and Consultancies (past 5 years)

Martin, J. Sadowski & C. 2022. Service User Knowledge Capture Project, Research funding:  Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee.

Martin, J. & Beh, J. 2021-22. Macedon Ranges Shire Council Gender Equality Plan 2022-2025. Research funding: Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Martin, J., Earl, G., Roca, E., Liu, B., Min, B. 2021-2022. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model For The Younger Segment of The Population In Melbourne. Federation University and Griffith University. Research funding: Lord Mayors Charitable Fund LMCF FY20/21 Seed Innovation Grant.

Long, K., Haines, T., Robins, L., Jepson, M., Martin, J., Taylor, N., Morris, M. & Sarkies, M. 2020-2025. Development of a stages of healthcare implementation rating scale. Research funding: National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (APP1114210), and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services with Monash University, LaTrobe University and Macquarie University.

Chen, S-P., Shankar, J., Guptill, C., & Martin, J (international collaborator). 2020-2023. Occupational safety and workers' rights among new working age immigrants: The role of settlement organizations. Research funding: Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2020-2023, CAD # SSHRC  890-2019-0094, Partnership Development Grant.

Martin, J., Hart, B., Kooyman, T. & Sadowski, C. & Chihota, C. 2021. Sustainable Field Education Futures. Research funding: Federation University, School of Arts.

Martin, J. & Beh, J. 2021. City of Ballarat Gender Equality Plan 2021-2025. Consultancy funding: City of Ballarat.

Ahmed, A.. Martin, J. & Towl, D., 2020-2021. Social Media Analysis for the identification of online risky drinking cultures. Research funding: Access Health and Community and Swinburne University.

Haines, T., Morris, M., Taylor, N., Williams, C., O’Brien, L., Martin, J. Bardoel, A., Holland, A., Carey, L., Skinner, E., Bowles, K., Grant, K., Philip, K. & Sarkies, M. 2015-2020. A Partnership for Evidence-Based Resource Allocation and Enhanced Research Translation in Allied Health. Research funding: NHMRC Partnership Grant.

Cook, K., Martin, J., Albury, K., Savic, M., Zirakbash, F., Al Mahmud, A., Bano, M., Ahmed, A., Mackelprang, J., Schneider, J. and Fordyce, R. 2018-2019.Doing better for vulnerable young parents and their children. Research funding: Family Life and Life Without Barriers.

Martin, J. 2018, Agricultural Implications for Ecosystem Adaptation (EBA) in Steppe Ecosystem. Research funding: United Nations Food and Agriculture Office (FAO) Central Asia. Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (FAOSEC).

Martin, J., Liddell, M., Roberts, S. & Greenwood, E. 2017-22018 Best practice models for therapeutic alcohol and other drug interventions with Tasmanian adolescents: A systematic literature review.  Research funding: Salvation Army Tasmania.

Maylea, C., Makregiorgos, H., Martin, J., Alvarez-Vasquez, S., Dale, M.,Hill, N., Johnson,B., Thomas, S and Weller, P. 2017-18. Research and evaluation of Victoria Legal Aid’s Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) program. Research funding: Victorian Legal Aid.

Martin, J., Muldowney, A., Aleksandrs, G. and Butler, M., 2016-2018. Experiences of carers of LGBTIQ people diagnosed with a mental illness. Research funding: Carers Victoria.

Research Interests

  • Mental health and wellbeing including substance use and youth
  • Social inclusion and accessibility including education, employment and housing affordability
  • Violence and abuse including elder abuse, gender equality and cultural safety
  • Loss, grief and trauma including suicide
  • Conflict management and mediation, choice and decision-making, and consumer-directed care for older people

Supervision

Current:

Marcel Koper: After the fire: Understanding burnout, intervention and recovery in those who experience their work as a ‘calling’. PhD Primary supervisor with Kimberly Cooper, Associate supervisor.

Past:

Primary supervisor, 12 PhD and Masters candidates

Associate supervisor, 5 PhD candidates

Publications (past 5 years)

Books

Martin, J. 2022, Conflict management, 3rd Edition, Gininderra Press, ACT.

Martin, J. 2018, Ed. Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society, 9781522574026: Medicine & Healthcare Books, IGI Global, New York.

Martin, J. 2017, Mental health social work, 3rd Edition, Ginninderra Press, Port Adelaide.

Book chapters

Ahmed, A., Martin, J., Towl, D., Haussegger, Z, McKay, E. Social Media Analytics, Learning Analytics and the Healthcare Industry: Risky drinking In McKay E. 2022, (ed). Manage Your Own Learning Analytics. New York: Springer, pp. 113-136.

Grant, K. Martin, J., White, J. & Haines, T., 2018, Risk and mental health: What is it, who does it protect, and what happened to care?, Chapter 2 in J. Martin, (ed.), Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society. New York: IGI Global.

Lane, H., Martin, J. & Haines, T. 2018, Allied healthcare decision making: Issues of access and equity, Chapter 3 in J. Martin, (ed.), Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society. New York: IGI Global.

King, P. & Martin, J. 2018, Access to Evidence-Based Services for Individuals With Borderline Personality Disorder, Chapter 9 in J. Martin, (ed.), Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society. New York: IGI Global.

Bodzemir, F. & Martin, J. 2018, Natural Environments, Ecosystems, Conflict and Wellbeing: Access to Water, Chapter 13 in J. Martin, (ed.), Mental Health Policy, Practice, and Service Accessibility in Contemporary Society. IGI Global, New York.

Martin, J., Miller, J. and Hawkins, L. 2017, Community and human services: Past and present Chapter 3 In K. Crinall, K. and L. Berends, (eds.), Community and Human Services: New Frameworks for Practice, Federation Press, pp.27-44.

Martin, J. 2017, Working with migrants and refugees In K. Ellem, J. Wilson, and E. Chui, (eds.), Social Work and Human Services Best Practice, 2nd Ed. New South Wales: Federation Press, pp. 228-252.

Refereed journal articles

Martin, J. Ahmed, A., Towl, D., Hausegger, Z. 2021, Conversations about risky alcohol use on social media. New Community. 19(3) Issue 75: 59-65.

Grant, K., Whitwam, Martin, J., White, J. & Haines. T. 2021, Suicide and Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment and Decision-making: A Comparative Study Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education. 23(1): 134-147.

Sarkies, M., Robins, L., Jepson, M., Williams, C, Taylor, N., O’Brien, L., Martin, J….Haines, T. 2021, Effectiveness of knowledge brokering and recommendation dissemination for influencing healthcare resource allocation decisions: A cluster randomised controlled implementation trial. PLOS Medicine. 18(10):e1003833. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003833

Grant, K., Whitwam, L., Martin, J., White, J, & Haines, T. 2021, Clinician Perspectives of the Evidence Underpinning Suicide Risk Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study, Australian Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2021.1874030

Brennen, R., Frawley H., Martin, J. and Haines, T. 2021, Group based pelvic floor muscle training for all women during pregnancy is more cost-effective than postnatal training for women with urinary incontinence: cost effective analysis of a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2021.03.001 Open Access.

Martin, J. & Roberts, S. 2021, The effectiveness of mediation for older people at risk of, or experiencing abuse: A scoping review. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 38, 175-87.doi.org/10.1002/crq.21294

Martin, J., Bozdemir, F. & Ahaduzzaman, S. 2020, An eco-systems approach to climate impacts on farmer wellbeing in Konya Closed Basin. International Journal of Community and Social Development, 2(4): 394-408.

Grant, K., White, J., Martin & Haines, T. 2020, Perceptions of risk in allied health resource allocation decision-making. New Community, 8(3)71: 10-15.    

Martin, J., Liddel, M., Roberts, S and Greenwood, E. 2020, Effective therapeutic interventions for Australian adolescents using alcohol and/or other drugs.  International Journal of Mental Health Systems Open Access https://rdcu.be/cbP09

Wenzel, L., White, J., Sarkies, M., Morris, M., Carey, L., Williams, C., Taylor, N., Martin, J.,Bardoel, A. and Haines, T. 2020, How do health professionals prioritise clinical areas for implementation of evidence into practice?: A cross sectional qualitative study. International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare. June 2020, published online ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000217

Martin, J, Butler, M., Muldowney, A. and Aleksandrs, G. 2020, Using integrated experience-based co-design to promote mental health service design improvements with informal/family carers of adults from LGBTQ communities. SAGE Research Methods Cases Medicine and Health. doi: 10.4135/9781529731194

Maylea, C., Makregiorgos, H., Martin, J., Alvarez-Vasquez, S., Dale, M.,Hill, N., Johnson,B., Thomas, S and Weller, P. 2020, Independent mental health advocacy: A model of social work. Australian Social Work, 73(3), 334-346. DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2020.1725076

Weller, P., Alvarez-Vasquez, S., Dale, M.,Hill, N., Johnson, B., Martin, J., Maylea, C. and Thomas, S., 2019, The need for independent advocacy for people subject to mental health community treatment orders. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 66, Sept-Oct, 101452 doi: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2019101452

Grant, K., White, J., Martin, J. & Haines, T. 2019. The costs of risk and fear: a qualitative study of risk conceptualisations in allied health resource allocation decision-making, Health, Risk & Society, 21:7-8, 373-389, DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2019.1667962

Sarkies, M., Skinner, E., Bowles, K., Morris, M., Williams, C., O’Brien, L., Bardoel, A., Martin, J., Holland, A., Carey, L., White, J. and Haines, T. 2019. A novel counterbalanced implementation study design: methodological description and application to implementation research. Implementation Science, 14(45), 2-11, doi:10.1186/s13012-019-0896-0

Martin, J, Butler, M., Muldowney, A. and Aleksandrs, G. 2019, Impacts of Regulatory Processes on the Experiences of Carers of People in LGBTQ Communities Living with Mental Illness or Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, Social Science and Medicine, 230, 30-36.

Martin, J, Butler, M., Muldowney, A. and Aleksandrs, G. 2019, Carers of people from LGBTQ communities interactions with mental health service providers: Conflict and safety, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(3), 766-775. doi: 10.1111/inm.12581.

Martin, J., Paul, L. and Robertson, M. 2018, Continuing Education for Mental Health Social Workers in Australia. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 20(2): 129-143.

Sarkies, M., White, J., Morris, M., Taylor, N., Williams, C., O’Brien, L., Martin, J. Bardoel, A., Holland, A., Carey, L., Skinner, E., Bowles, K., Grant, K., Philip, K. & Haines, T. 2018, Implementation of evidence-based weekend service recommendations for allied health managers: A cluster randomized controlled trial protocol. Implementation Science, 13(60), 1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-018-0752-7

Martin, J. 2018, Universities as legal entities and community dispute resolution: An Australian case study. Journal of Education, Philosophy and Theory,1273-1282, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1427577.

Lane, H., Sturgess, T., Phillip, K., Markham, D., Walsh, J., Hubbard, W., Martin, J. and Haines, T. 2018, How do allied health professionals define and apply equity when making resource allocation decisions? International Journal of Health Services, 48(2), 349-368. doi: 10.1177/0020731418762721

Martin, J. 2017, Embedding mental health literacy on depression and suicidal ideation in social work education. Current Neurobiology, 8(3), 68-75.

Martin, J. 2017, Mental health literacy and stigma of Australian social work students: Depression and suicidal ideation. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 19(2): 125-138.

Lane, H., Sturgess, T., Phillip, K., Markham, D., Martin, J., Walsh, J., Hubbard, W., Haines, T. 2017, What Factors do Allied Health Take into Account When Making resource Allocation Decisions? International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6(x), 1-9. DOI: 10.15171/ijhpm.2017.105

Lane, H., Sarkis, M. Martin, J. and Haines, T. 2017, Equity in healthcare resource allocation decision-making: A systematic review. Social Science and Medicine, 175: 11-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.012

Martin, J. 2017, Use of a virtual clinic in social work education to develop mental health literacy. Australian Social Work, 70(2),197-208. DOI:10.1080/0312407X.2016.1238953

Refereed conference proceedings (past 5 years)

Martin, J. 2020, Conservation agriculture, sustainable development and strong communities. In FAO, Strategies for the promotion of conservation agriculture in Central Asia. Proceedings of the International Conference, 5–7 September 2018, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tashkent pages 278-287. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8659en

Reports (past 5 years)

Earl, G., Martin, J., Liu, B., Roca, E., Min, B., Beh, J., Morawakage, P. 2022. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model for the Younger Segment of the Population in Melbourne: Report No. 5: Financial Analysis and Sensitivities. Federation University Australia ad Griffith University.

Earl, G., Martin, J., Liu, B., Roca, E., Min, B., Beh, J., Morawakage, P. 2021. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model for the Younger Segment of the Population in Melbourne: Report No. 1: Formulation, Testing and Simulation. Federation University Australia and Griffith University.

Earl, G., Martin, J., Liu, B., Roca, E., Min, B., Beh, J., Morawakage, P. 2021. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model for the Younger Segment of the Population in Melbourne: Report No. 2: Latest Shared Equity Models in Australia and the World: Literature Review. Federation University Australia and Griffith University.

Earl, G., Martin, J., Liu, B., Roca, E., Min, B., Beh, J., Morawakage, P. 2021. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model for the Younger Segment of the Population in Melbourne: Report No. 3: Housing Needs and Aspirations of Melbourne Youth: Literature Review. Federation University Australia ad Griffith University.

Earl, G., Martin, J., Liu, B., Roca, E., Min, B., Beh, J., Morawakage, P. 2021. Optimal Shared Home Equity Model for the Younger Segment of the Population in Melbourne: Report No. 4: Externalities of Housing Schemes. Federation University Australia ad Griffith University.

Ahmed, A., Martin, J., Towl, D, Haussegger, Z. 2021. Risky Drinking Social Worlds in Victoria: A Social Media Analysis. Hawthorn: Access Health and Community and Swinburne University.

Haines, T., Morris, M., Taylor, N., Holland, A., Carey, L, Obrien, L., Williams, C., Bardoel, A., Martin, J., Downie, S., Sarkies, M. and Robins, L. 2019. Evidence-based policy recommendation: Pelvic floor muscle training in pregnancy. Evidence Translation in Allied Health, Caulfield: Monash University.

Haines, T., Morris, M., Taylor, N., Holland, A., Carey, L, Obrien, L., Williams, C., Bardoel, A., Martin, J., Downie, S., White, J., Sarkies, M. and Robins, L. 2019. Evidence-based policy recommendation: Delegation of Allied Health Assistants. Evidence Translation in Allied Health, Caulfield: Monash University.

Cook, K., Albury, K., Savic, M., Zirakbash, F., Al Mahmud, A., Bano, M., Ahmed, A., Martin, J., Mackelprang, J., Schneider, J. and Fordyce, R. 2019. Doing better for vulnerable young parents and their children: an exploration of how technology could catalyse system transformation. Hawthorn: Swinburne University.

Maylea, C., Alvarez-Vasquez, S., Dale, M., Hill, N., Johnson, B., Martin, J., Thomas, S and Weller, P., 2019. Evaluation of the Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service (IMHA), Melbourne: Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University.

Martin, J. 2018. Climate Related Stress: Findings from the Konya Ecosystems and Farmer Wellbeing Study. Melbourne, Australia:  Social Innovation Research Institute Swinburne University: Melbourne Australia. Report prepared for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Turkey under Agricultural Implications for Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) to Climate Change in Steppe Ecosystems: DOGER/AIEBA/TR2012/0740.14-2/GRA/024 GCP/TUR/063-EC. This Programme is co-funded by the European Union and Republic of Turkey.

Martin, J., Liddell, M., Roberts, S & Greenwood, E. 2018. Evidence-based therapeutic interventions with Australian adolescents with alcohol and other drug issues: A systematic literature review. Hawthorn: Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University. Report prepared for Salvation Army Tasmania.

Haines, T., Morris, M., Taylor, N., Holland, A., Carey, L., O’Brien, L., Skinner, E., Williams, C., Bardoel, A., Martin., J., Philip, K., White, J., Sarkies, M. and Grant, K. 2017. Evidence Translation in Allied Health (EVITAH): Weekend allied health services on acute and sub-acute hospital wards. Kingston: Allied Health Research Centre, Monash University.

Keynote and Invited speaker (past 5 years)

Martin, 2022, Invited speaker: Family Violence Workforce Development and Sustainability, Victorian Branch of Australian Association of Social Workers, Online Forum, Melbourne.

Martin, J. 2021, Guest panel member: Inclusive Design and Wellbeing. Design Week, Wednesday 31st of March, Online Forum, Melbourne.

Martin, J. 2020, Guest presenter on mental health and Wellbeing: Change Management and Conflict Management presented at Work, Wellbeing and Productivity Incubator, Social Innovation Research Institute and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, 19th of March, level 4, Innovation Precinct.

Martin, J. 2020. Invited presenter: Learning and teaching online innovations Methodist College. Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, Online Forum, 17th June.

Martin, J. 2018, Invited Speaker and Chair, World Education Day Conference WED 2018, Session 6-7 Humanities and Social Science Education. Universities as Legal Entities and Community Dispute Resolution: An Australian Case Study. The Regency Hyatt, Jinan, China, September 29.

Martin, J. 2018, Invited speaker, Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Strong Communities. International Conference on Strategies for the Promotion of Conservation Agriculture in Central Asia, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, September 6.

Associations

Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work

Australian Association of Social Workers: Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Australian Research Management Society (ARMS)

Borderlands Cooperative

Resolution Institute (previously Australian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators)