Martina is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. Her current research focusses on advancing understanding of the response of algae to human-induced environmental change and the cascading impacts to ecosystem services. Martina is the former leader of NSW-IMOS, and has been the chief scientist on multiple oceanographic voyages in waters around Australia. Since joining AMSA in the 1990s, she been actively involved in the marine science community, helping to organise past AMSA conferences, and more recently contributing to national marine science planning and infrastructure road mapping processes. She currently sits on the ARC College of Experts and is leading a citizen science project on visualising how microbial plankton experience the ocean along their drift trajectories.