Martin is the Clinical Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and co-Director of the Bruce Lefroy Centre at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Martin studied medicine at University of Melbourne and trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He subsequently trained in clinical genetics at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and then obtained his PhD for work on Friedreich ataxia through the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. His research and clinical interests are neurogenetics and community genetics. Martin has over 250 publications and has obtained over $5 million in research funding.