Andrew Martin, BA (Hons), MEd (Hons), PhD, is Scientia Professor, Professor of Educational Psychology, and Co-Chair of the Educational Psychology Research Group in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia specializing in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the (Australian) College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, Distinguished Scholar for the NSW Institute of Educational Research, and Immediate Past-President of the International Association of Applied Psychology’s Division 5 Educational and School Psychology.
Andrew is a Registered Psychologist (Psychology Board of Australia). He is recognized for psychological and educational research in achievement motivation and for the quantitative methods he brings to the study of applied phenomena. Although the bulk of his research focuses on motivation, engagement, and achievement, Andrew is also published in important cognate areas such as Aboriginal/Indigenous education, ADHD, gifted and talented, academic resilience and academic buoyancy, adaptability, goal setting, pedagogy, and teacher-student relationships. Andrew’s research also bridges other disciplines through assessing motivation and engagement in sport, music, and work.
In 2020, The Australian newspaper identified Andrew as 1 of only 9 Australian researchers leading the world in their discipline based on citations to papers they published in the past 5 years in their field's top 20 journals. Based on lead authorships, Andrew placed 1st in the most recent International 5-Yearly Rankings of the Most Published Educational Psychologists (Source: Table 2, Greenbaum et al., Educational Psychology Review, 2016; and 8th in absolute output, Table 1). He is frequently UNSW’s “Most Read” scholar on ResearchGate with >600,000 reads, and his Research Interest Score (12,000+) is in the top 1% of all researchers on ResearchGate. His Google Scholar h-index is > 75 (i10-index > 235). He has written over 250 peer reviewed journal articles, 65 peer-reviewed chapters, 3 books for parents and teachers (published in 5 languages), 2 Edited Handbooks, 1 Monograph for the British Psychological Society, 12 commissioned government reports, and over 90 publications for professional and lay audiences (e.g., teachers, parents, psychologists, counsellors). Andrew has delivered over 200 invited/keynote presentations and his work has been featured in over 400 radio, television, newspaper, newsletter, and web outlets.
Andrew has won 15 Australian Research Council (ARC; 12 grants) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 3 grants) grants as well as international funding (e.g., European Commission, US Spencer Foundation, EARLI/Jacobs Foundation) and 15 government and non-government research tenders. In total, he has secured over $6 million in nationally and internationally competitive grants, government tenders, and corporate/commercial funds. He has supervised over 15 PhD students and in three separate years has won the Outstanding/Exemplary Research Supervisor Award from his university’s Postgraduate Council.
He is Associate Editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology and School Psychology International, Consulting Editor for Psychological Review, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Educational Psychology, serves on numerous international and national Editorial Boards (Educational Psychologist; Contemporary Educational Psychology; Learning and Individual Differences; Educational and Developmental Psychologist; Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools), and Guest Edits numerous journal Special Issues (e.g., in Contemporary Educational Psychology, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology).
In 2018, 2019, and 2020 he was listed as National Research Field Leader in “Educational Psychology and Counselling” by The Australian newspaper. Beginning 2019, Andrew is the Inaugural Distinguished Scholar (2019-2021) of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. In 2017-2018, Andrew was appointed Fellow of the (Australian) College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and also received the College’s Award of Distinction. In 2016, Andrew was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In 2013, he was elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Prior to that, in 2008 Andrew received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Raymond B. Cattell Early Career Award, “To recognize a scholar who has conducted a distinguished program of cumulative educational research in any field of educational inquiry within the first decade following receipt of their doctoral degree” (AERA, 2008). Before that, Andrew was listed in The Bulletin magazine’s ‘SMART 100 Australians’ (2003) and one of only three academics judged to be in the Top 10 in the field of Education in Australia. His PhD was judged the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Psychology by Division 15 of the American Psychological Association and also judged the Most Outstanding PhD in Education in Australia by the Australian Association for Research in Education.