Martina is interested in carrying out user-focussed research that promotes better natural resource management decision-making, prioritising the conservation of biodiversity whilst recognising the constraints of limited funding and necessity for economic development.
Since December 2015, Martina has been an Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland, Australia.
She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland from October 2012 to December 2015, during which time she focussed on developing decision frameworks for the optimal allocation of financial resources across threatened wildlife species. Martina completed her PhD on wildlife population declines at Imperial College London and the Institute of Zoology with Dame Professor Georgina Mace and Dr. Ben Collen (who have since moved to University College London). She has an MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from Imperial College and a BSc in Biology with French from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.