Dr. Krystle Martin

Krystle Martin

Dr. Krystle Martin

Advance Practice Psychologist and Research Scientist

905.430.5033 ext. 6846

I received my PhD. in Counselling Psychology from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with competencies in clinical and forensic psychology. As a research scientist, I am charged with advancing the Research and Academic Plan of  the hospital by expanding my own program of research and supporting research across the hospital. More specifically, I plan and carry out experiments and investigations in a range of areas, including risk assessment and management, bias in forensic assessment, trauma, mental health of public safety personnel, and police interactions with people in mental distress. I also have adjunct faculty status within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and recently taught a graduate course in their Forensic Psychology program.

Research Practice Areas

Forensic Psychology, Risk, Trauma, Police Psychology, De-escalation, Resiliency and Recovery

Areas of Research

I have two current areas of research. In one, I am interested in issues that impact mental health patients’ sense of empowerment, control, and those which affect their rights. For example, I am conducting an investigation into the presence of protective factors by review tribunals and recommendation reports made for forensic patients. In another study, I am exploring how staff cognitive biases are translated into how they document about their patients.

My other area of research is the intersection between mental health and police. I am currently supporting research that aims to improve the training provided to police officers for managing and communication with people in mental distress. Conversely, I am also leading a large project that plans to leverage technology to support the mental health of police members, both sworn and civilian.

Research Team/Collaborators

Dr. Rose Ricciardelli
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Memorial University
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Recent Publications

Martin, K., Arora, V., & Fishcler, I., & Tremblay, R. (2018). Analysis of non-pharmacological interventions attempted prior to pro re nata medication use. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(1), 296-302

Martin, K., Stevens, A., & Arbour, S. (2017). The Process of Developing a Co-design and Co-delivery Initiative for Mental Health Programming. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

Martin, K. (2017). Employment and Criminal Offenders with Mental Illness. In Ricciardelli, R., Peters, A.M.F. (eds). After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration. Wilfred Laurier University Press. ISBN 9781771123167.

Martin, K., Arora, V., Fischler, I., & Tremblay, R. (2017). Analysis of non-pharmacological interventions attempted prior to pro re nata medication date. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, doi:10.1111/inm.12320
Martin, K., Arora, V., Fischler, I., & Tremblay, R. (2016). Descriptive analysis of pro re nata medication use at a Canadian psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12265
Martin, K., & Martin, E. (2016). Factors influencing treatment team recommendations to review tribunals for forensic psychiatric patients. Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Online.
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