Dr Lisa Martin

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Dr Lisa Martin

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Teaching areas

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (Course Coordinator)
  • Advanced Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Course Coordinator)
  • Counselling and Communication Skills for Dietetics (Course Coordinator)
  • Introduction to Behavioural Health
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

Research areas

  • The impact of career transition or change on the identity and psychological well-being of elite athletes
  • Psychological health and athletic performance
  • Mindfulness in sport
  • Elite athlete career decision making and development
  • Psychological health in older populations
  • Psychological impact of unemployment

Dr Lisa Martin is a registered sport and exercise psychologist with AHPRA, 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 their psychological wellbeing.

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 (Counselling and Communication Skills for Dietetics) and teaching into a number of other courses across the School.

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 15 years. She has worked with both elite and recreation level athletes and coaches from sports such as swimming, golf, football, judo, athletics, sailing, rowing, and tennis, and was the Lead Psychologist for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team for three years. 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

The study of the impact of a major competition on the self-view and well-being of elite athletes.

Martin, L. A. & Ridler, G.

 Sport Psych QLD  2013  A$6,300

Psychological and metabolic profile of Australian female swimmers with relation to body composition focus

Shaw, G., Burke, L., Ridler, G., Pyne, D., Shepard, M., Martin, L. A., Slater, G, Lovell, G., & Mitchell, L.

High Performance Sports Research Fund  2014 A$20,900

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