Martin has extensive experience in research, evaluation and data analysis in the disability sector.
He completed a PhD in Psychology in 2016, and has since worked in the Victorian Public Service, and the not-for-profit sector. He is a strong believer that good quality research and data is vital to underpin social programs and projects, in order to ensure the best outcomes for disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
Prior to working at Lirata, Martin worked at National Disability Services (NDS), the national peak body for non-government disability service providers. At NDS, Martin contributed to a number of projects. These included the final evaluation of the Sector Development Project, a multi-year government funded project to prepare disability service providers for the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and adjust to the new regulatory and business environment; and the Zero Tolerance project, an NDS led initiative aiming to embed improved practices within organisations leading to safer and higher quality services for people with disability.
Martin also helped with NDS’s regular national surveys of disability service providers, the Annual Market Survey, tracking provider sentiment, and the Workforce Census, tracking workforce numbers and demographics in the sector.