Martin is a Research Professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at QUT. He was previously the inaugural Director of the Centre for Teachers and Teaching Research at the Institute of Education, University College London. Prior to that he had been at The University of Queensland for 23 years, where he was Head of School before taking up the position in London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a former President of the Australian Association for Research in Education. He has held multiple ARC research grants, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2012-2016). His work has principally focused on social justice issues in education. These areas have included: teachers’ work and pedagogical practice, alternative education, and gender and education. He is an editor in chief of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. He is a former high school teacher.