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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Born Perth, WA.
BA (Hons), Joint First Class Honours (History/English), 1991
PhD (History), UWA, 1995
'The professional development of rehabilitation in Australia, 1880-1981'
Supervisor: Professor Norman Etherington

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:

Health and History
Journal of Australian Studies
ReCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia
Australasian Psychiatry
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Law and History
Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability

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)
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychotic Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1994 2018

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

A brief history of forensic mental health services in Western Australia

Martyr, P., 31 Jan 2017, In : Australasian Psychiatry. 25, 3, p. 297-299 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Mental Health Services

Dr Digby Moynagh (1911–1963) and the Graylands Day Hospital, 1959–1965

Martyr, P., 1 Oct 2017, In : Australasian Psychiatry. 25, 5, p. 501-503 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Psychiatric Hospitals

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