Dr Martins is a Medical Doctor and Psychologist, published researcher and speaker with 20 years professional experience in the health sector.
Dr Martins worked for 10 years on human rights projects in South Africa and the UK alongside the Department of Health, Save the Children, Changing Faces and collaborations with World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Martins recognises the importance of working within a multidisciplinary team to work holistically with the patient to achieve results.
Dr Martins has an interest in the biochemistry and pathophysiological basis of disease, as well as the psychosocial aspects of health, weight loss and ageing. She is the Academic Director of the Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIM), that aims to educate and train doctors in the next generation of practicing medicine.
She continued working in partnership with a non-profit on USAID funded research investigating new treatments for the prevention of HIV in women, that were submitted for FDA approval. As a University lecturer and Clinical Teacher, Dr Martins presented at various conferences and won awards for her research and teaching. Throughout her medical career, Dr Martins was also an editor for Blackwell Publishing in the medical division and believes in advancing medicine through collaborations and research.
Dr Martins is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of public Health, and the American Society of Pathology. She is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (A4M), Aesthetic & Anti-ageing Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA); the South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM), and the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr Martins is a Medical Doctor and Psychologist, published researcher and speaker with 20 years professional experience in the health sector. She has a background in Chemical Pathology having worked at the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in South Africa, University of Pretoria. She completed a phd and post-doc at the university of oxford in public health and the oxford centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism in the UK, investigating the effects of nutrition on cardiovascular disease diabetes and cholesterol.
Dr Martins further trained as an Aesthetic & Integrative Doctor focusing on anti-ageing, nutrition, women’s health, chronic diseases, with skills in aesthetics non-surgical treatments, mind-mapping, acupuncture and lifestyle management. This culminated on the combination of her earlier training as a Psychologist and Clinical Social worker,