Dr Fiona Martin

Dr Fiona MartinDr. Fiona Martin
B.A (Psych), Grad Dip Sci (Psych), Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Founder/Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Dr. Martin is the founder of the Sydney Psychology Centre. Dr Martin is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and endorsed in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology. She holds multiple degrees in psychology and has received intensive training from The Centre for Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, the University of Sydney and The School of Medicine, University of North Carolina.

Dr. Martin has worked with young children, adolescents and adults for many years in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings including hospitals, universities, non-government organisations, schools, and preschools. Dr. Martin has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of difficulties including developmental, learning, emotional, behavioural and attention difficulties and is skilled in a range of therapeutic techniques and parenting programs.

Dr. Martin’s Ph.D. focused on improving the social functioning of young people with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and she has been involved in a number of research studies including early intervention techniques for children with autism spectrum disorder and effective interview techniques for children’s eye witness testimony.

Dr. Martin has consulted to a variety of organisations including not for profit, government and private sector organisations. Dr. Martin worked closely with Camp Quality to develop a resilience program for children with parents diagnosed with cancer and she has contributed towards the SafeWork NSW Young Worker eToolkit.

Dr. Fiona Martin has contributed to national radio, newspaper and television programs on issues relating to mental health. She is a special advisor for Little Blue Dinosaur a road safety charity and appointed Ambassador/ Expert for Life Education.

Papers written by Dr Martin

Efficacy of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in treating individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Published Articles

Hayes, S.C, Atkins, J. and Barbouttis, F. (2002). Consumers with Intellectual Disabilities: Interactions with Banks other Financial Service Providers. Report to the Consumer Education Trust Fund.

Hayes, S. C and Martin, F. (2002). Consumers with intellectual disabilities and perceptions of interactions with banks. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Vol 11, Issue 9

Howie, P., Barbouttis, F., Schmidhofer, K., Bjelosovic, D., and McInnes, K. (2002). “Draw me what happened!” The effects of drawing and social support on young children’s memory for past events.  The Australian Journal of Psychology, Vol 54, Supplement:  Combined Abstracts.

Hayes, S., Barbouttis, F., and Hayes, S.C. (2003). Anti-libidinal medication and people with disabilities – long term follow up of outcomes following third party consent to medication for problematic sexual behaviour. Report to the Criminology Research Council.

Hayes, S.C, Barbouttis, F., and Hayes, .C. (2003). Problematic sexual behaviour, cognitive disability and use of medication. The Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

Martin, F and Hayes, S. (2004). Interpersonal self-efficacy and problematic behaviour in high-functioning autism and asperger’s disorder. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Vol 48, Issue 4-5, p.337.

Martin, F. (2017). A psychological intervention for children who have a parent with cancer: Impact of internal locus of control and parental stress. Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 20, Issue 4 (Suppl). p.30

Poster Presentations

Howie, P., Barbouttis, F., Schmidhofer, K., Bjelosovic, D., and McInnes, K. (2002). “Draw me what happened!” The effects of drawing and social support on young children’s memory for past eventsAustralian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference Gold Coast, QLD.

Martin, F. (2004).  Self Concept in Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Disorder. International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID) Conference Montpellier, France