Prof Graeme Martin
Graeme Martin gained his degree in Agricultural Science in 1975 and his PhD in 1983, both from The University of Western Australia (UWA). He then worked for 2 years at the Station de Physiologie de la Reproduction of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Tours, France), followed by 3 years at the Reproductive Biology Unit, Medical Research Council (Edinburgh, Scotland) before returning to Australia for a joint position in CSIRO and UWA. After moving full-time to the University, he was promoted to Professor (Chair) in 2001. He has spent major periods of sabbatical leave in Queensland, France, Mexico and the UK (the most recent being 14 months in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oxford). Over 4 decades, his research has focused on brain pathways through which environmental factors influence the reproductive system. He has worked mostly with the sheep, as a model and as an industrial animal, depending on the funding source! However, his biological interests are broad and he has also studied reproduction in birds (especially the emu), marsupials, dogs, cattle, rodents, and, more recently, large endangered African mammals. He has published about 310 refereed papers, has been cited over 6400 times (h-index 45) and has won more than $5m in competitive funding. He has trained around 40 PhD students to completion. In addition, Graeme is committed to science communication (peer-to-peer, and to industry and community). He teaches the discipline at undergraduate level and runs postgraduate workshops, locally and internationally. His work has been featured at least 250 times in mass media.