• 1159 Citations
  • 20 h-Index

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Dr. Sean Martin (BSc(Hons), PhD) is an epidemiologist and current NHMRC ECR Fellow whose principal research interests centre on the intersection between urological disorders and other chronic diseases, including mental health. He is the Research Lead within the Urological Research Group at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Male Health & Wellbeing (University of Adelaide). Dr. Martin also holds affiliate positions with the South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the New England Research Institutes (Boston).

Dr. Martin recently returned from a Fulbright fellowship where he completed his postdoctoral training, including work on NIH-funded projects examining health disparities in urological care. His doctoral studies focussed on modifiable predictors of sexual and urinary dysfunction, receiving a Dean’s Commendation. Prior to his academic career he served as a project manager for the Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS). He has also collaborated extensively across a range of topics. As an ECR, he has published 68 peer-reviewed journal articles and given over 80 presentations, including plenaries, at local, national, and international conferences, receiving multiple awards.

Dr. Martin has been a named investigator on $1.1 million in competitive research funding, providing >$800,000 as CIA from a variety of sources including industry and is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and fellowships (Fulbright Scholar, Endeavour Fellowship, NHMRC ECR, Heart Foundation Fellowship). Dr. Martin also has extensive policy experience with SA Health, serving on 3 scientific advisory boards. He has refereed for over 30 scientific journals, and currently acts as an associate editor for BMC Public Health.

Education/Academic qualification

Masters, The University of Sydney

PhD, University of Adelaide


  • Epidemiology
  • Urology
  • Men's Health
  • Sexual Health
  • sleep disorders

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Research Output

  • 1159 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 54 Article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Androgens in men study (AIMS): Protocol for meta-analyses of individual participant data investigating associations of androgens with health outcomes in men

Yeap, B. B., Marriott, R. J., Adams, R. J., Antonio, L., Ballantyne, C. M., Bhasin, S., Cawthon, P. M., Couper, D. J., Dobs, A. S., Flicker, L., Karlsson, M., Martin, S. A., Matsumoto, A. M., Mellström, D., Norman, P. E., Ohlsson, C., Orwoll, E. S., O'Neill, T. W., Shores, M. M., Travison, T. G. & 4 others, Vanderschueren, D., Wittert, G. A., Wu, F. C. W. & Murray, K., 11 May 2020, In : BMJ open. 10, 5, e034777.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obstructive sleep apnea is not an independent determinant of testosterone in men

Clarke, B. M., Vincent, A. D., Martin, S., Adams, R., Appleton, S., Vakulin, A., Jesudason, D. & Wittert, G. A., Jun 2020, In : European journal of endocrinology. 183, 1, p. 31-39 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association of endogenous testosterone concentration with depression in men: A systematic review protocol

See, C. K., Turnbull, D., Ritson, F., Martin, S., Tully, P. & Wittert, G., 1 Sep 2019, In : JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports. 17, 9, p. 1894-1900 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Higher serum sex hormone-binding globulin levels are associated with incident cardiovascular disease in men

Gyawali, P., Martin, S., Heilbronn, L., Vincent, A., Jenkins, A. J., Januszewski, A. S., Adams, R. J. T., O'Loughlin, P. D. & Wittert, G., 7 Aug 2019, In : The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 104, 12, p. 6301-6315 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Higher Serum Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Levels Are Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Men

Gyawali, P., Martin, S. A., Heilbronn, L. K., Vincent, A. D., Jenkins, A. J., Januszewski, A. S., Adams, R. J. T., O'Loughlin, P. D. & Wittert, G. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 104, 12, p. 6301-6315 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)