• The University of Western Australia (M510), 35 Stirling Highway, School of Biomedical Sciences, M Block, QEII Health Campus, Nedlands 6009 Australia

    6009 Perth


  • 6 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
1994 …2020
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Personal profile


Previous positions

2008-2017 Communications and Research Officer, Clinical Research Centre, North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health

2011-2016 Editorial Board, Connor Court Quarterly

2008-2016 Book Reviews Editor, Health and History

Editor or peer reviewer since 2008:

Australasian Psychiatry

Health and History

International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

Journal of Australian Studies

Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability

Law and History



ReCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia

Teaching overview

2018 - Semester 1 - SCIE2100 Social Responsibility in Action
2018 - Semester 1 - IMED2208 Issues in Women's Reproductive Health
2012-present - Semester 2 - PHAR1101 Drugs That Changed the World


Mental health history, history of medicine, women's history and health, history of Indigenous mental health


English (fluent)
Bad (fluent).

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Graduate Diploma, Monash University

History and English, Bachelor of Arts with Honours, The University of Western Australia

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Research Output 1994 2020

James Dunk, Bedlam at Botany Bay, Sydney: NewSouth Publishing/UNSW Press, 2019.

Martyr, P., 20 Jan 2020, In : Social History of Medicine. hkz138.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


The Shawcross Affair: Sex, Politics, and Madness in Western Australia, 1937-39

Martyr, P., 2018, In : Health and History. 20, 1, p. 52-71 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘A matter for conjecture’: leucotomy in Western Australia, 1947–70

Martyr, P. & Janca, A., Jun 2018, In : History of Psychiatry. 29, 2, p. 199-215

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Electroconvulsive Therapy

Aboriginal people in Western Australian mental hospitals, 1903-1966

Martyr, P. & Davison, S., 2017, In : Social History of Medicine. 23 p., hkx006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health Services
Psychiatric Hospitals
Mental Health
United States Public Health Service