Martin completed his studies at the University of Queensland and has subsequently worked on several projects focused on aspects of public health, including physical activity in middle aged Queenslanders, adolescent substance use and use of allied health care. He is also interested in applied statistical methods for the social sciences.

Martin has extensive high level experience in quantitative analysis and data collection and substantial experience managing large projects, including diverse stakeholder groups.

PhD topic:

For richer or poorer, in sickness and in health: the role of life course family processes in health equality


  • Prof. Janeen Baxter
  • Dr Gavin Turrell
  • Prof Michele Haynes
  • Research Interests
    • Research methods in social science
    • Allied health care usage
    • Adolescent substance use
  • Publications

    Kelly, A., Chan, G., and O’Flaherty, M. (2012). How important is the context of an adolescent’s first alcoholic drink? Evidence that parental provision may reduce later heavy episodic drinking. European Addiction Research, 18 (3): 140-148

    Kelly, A., O’Flaherty, M. et al (2012). The influence of families on early adolescent school connectedness: Evidence that this association varies with adolescent involvement in peer drinking networks. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40 (3): 437-447

    Kelly, A., O’Flaherty, M. et al (2011). Gender differences in the impact of families on alcohol use: A lagged longitudinal study of early adolescents, Addiction, 106 (8): 1427-1436

    Kelly, A., O’Flaherty, M. et al (2011). The influence of parents, siblings and peers on pre- and early-teen smoking: A multilevel model, Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 (4): 381-387

    Turrell, G., Haynes, M., O’Flaherty, M., Burton, N., Giskes, K., Giles-Corti, B., and Wilson, L. (2011). Test-retest reliability of perceptions of the neighbourhood environment for physical activity by socioeconomic status. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 8:829-840.

    O’Flaherty, M., Skrbis, Z., & Tranter, B. (2007). Home visits: Transnationalism among Australian migrants, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30 (5): 817-844

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Research Fellow

  • B.Arts (Hons. - Sociology)