Dr Lisa Martin (nee Fraser)

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Dr Lisa Martin (nee Fraser)

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Teaching areas

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (Course Coordinator)
  • Advanced Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Course Coordinator)
  • Introduction to Behavioural Health
  • Principles of Individual and Group Management (Course Coordinator)
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Exercise Management in Chronic Disease
  • Contemporary Issues in Nutrition

Research areas

  • elite athlete career decision making and development
  • the impact of career transition on identity and psychological well-being on elite athletes
  • enhancing athletic performance
  • psychological health in older populations
  • psychological impact of unemployment
  • the psychological characteristics of Paralympic athletes

Dr Lisa Martin is a registered sport and exercise psychologist with the Psychologists Board of Queensland, and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists (CoSEP). Originally from Newcastle, Lisa has completed a Masters of Sport and Exercise Psychology and is currently a Lecturer in Sport Psychology at USC. Lisa’s PhD research focused on exploring the self-identity characteristics of elite athletes and the impact of transitional events, such as retirement from sport, upon how athletes view themselves, and upon what they consider to be important in their lives.

Apart from coordinating the second and third year Sport and Exercise Psychology courses within the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Lisa also teaches the psychological elements of the Nutrition and Dietetics degree, coordinating a third year course (Principles of Individual and Group Management) and teaching into a first year course (Introduction to Behavioural Health). The first year course seeks to acquaint students who intend to pursue a career in a health-related field with an understanding of public health specifically related to risk factors associated with the prevention of disease and illness, while the third year course is designed specifically to prepare Nutrition and Dietetics students for their first practicums experiences, developing their interviewing and counselling skills, and teaching them about health-related behaviour change, among other topics.

Lisa is also a practicing sport and exercise psychologist who has experience providing both clinical and sport-related psychological assessment and counselling. She has extensive experience in her field, having provided performance-related information and strategies to both individuals and groups of all levels for the past 10 years. She has worked with both elite and recreation level athletes and coaches from sports such as kayaking, sailing, golf, athletics, swimming, rowing, and tennis, and is currently the Lead Psychologist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team. Having played competitive basketball herself for 15 years, both in Australia and the USA, Lisa is particularly passionate about her work.

Publications

Key publications of Dr Lisa Martin (nee Fraser) are available from the USC Research Bank under:

Research grants

Project name Investigators Funding body Year Amount
Improving reemployment opportunities among mature age men: A pilot health intervention. Pelly F, Fraser L, Askew C. University of the Sunshine Coast Internal Seed Grant 2005 A$5,000

Improving reemployment opportunities among mature age men: A pilot health intervention.

Fraser L, Pelly F, Askew C. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2006  A$4,900

Improving reemployment opportunities among mature age men: A pilot health intervention.

Fraser L, Pelly F, Askew C. WorkDirections Australia 2006 A$5,000
Mature Age Health Program: Promoting Reemployment through Rediscovering Health. Fraser L, Pelly F, Askew C. University of the Sunshine Coast Internal Seed Grant. Queensland Community Partnerships Grants Program 2007 A$48,700

Mature Age Health Program: Promoting Reemployment through Rediscovering Health

Fraser, L., Pelly, F., Askew, C. University of the Sunshine Coast, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Faculty of Science, Health and Education 2007 A$30,000
Evaluation of the contribution of clinical placement learning and teaching exposures to nutrition and dietetics competency development. Hughes, R., Sutakowsky, L., Maher, J., Pelly, F., Baillie, L., Slater, G. Fraser, L., and Walker, M. University of the Sunshine Coast, Teaching Research and Development Grant Scheme 2009 A$5,000
The relationship between physiological and psychological responses of normal and overweight women to increasing exercise intensity and their effect on fat oxidation. Lovell, D., Fraser, L., and Pelly, F. University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Health and Sport Sciences Internal Grants 2010 A$10,000

The dietary intake, eating behaviours, and body image of students undertaking tertiary training in nutrition and dietetics.

Martin, L, Slater, G. & Pelly, F University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Health and Sport Sciences Internal Grants  2012 A$5,000

Effect of Prolonged Exercise on Brain Activity, Mood and Effort.

Solomon, C., Schneider, S., & Martin, L University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Health and Sport Sciences Internal Grants  2012 A$5,000

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