Martine has a strong armed forces background, having several family members in the armed forces. She was in the Royal Navy for six years until she had her daughter in 2001, she then decided to return to her studies to read Physiotherapy.
Martine has also been a care assistant and a support worker both professionally and privately. She is a proud mum, her daughter graduated in 2023 from Strathclyde university with a BA (Hons) Psychology.
Martine enjoys keeping fit and she helps SSAFA in her spare time and is a big animal lover, she has always had dogs and cats. Her most recent dog a border collie called Finley.
Martine can speak basic Arabic and Spanish. She is incredibly passionate about helping her clients and uses her own experiences to motivate people. She strongly believes in continue self-reflection both personally and professionally to better yourself and to better yourself to help others.
Martine has experienced the trauma of family catastrophe herself, which makes her stand out and drives her relentless passion in getting the best care/rehabilitation for her clients.
She has had first hand experience of caring for a family member with a brain injury and this has enabled her to empathise with both the individuals she works with and their families.