Luke Martin

Trainer and Consultant

Luke Martin has over a decade’s experience working in the domestic and sexual abuse sector. With both an academic and practical background in the field, Luke has established himself as one of the leading professionals on working with male victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Luke is currently the Domestic and Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women and Girls Training Lead for Brighton and Hove City Council, building and delivering over 20 training packages across the city. He is also an associate for SafeLives, training Independent Domestic Violence Advisors to an OCN Level 3 accreditation standard. Luke is also a Respect Approved Trainer, and leads on a majority of Respect’s ‘Working with Male Victims’ training. Historically Luke has been brought in to several services to create and establish support services for male victims of domestic abuse, including Arch North Staffs and Solace Women’s Aid as well as deliver the frontline service as a SafeLives accredited Independent Domestic Violence Advisor. After stepping away from frontline work in 2014 Luke’s main focus has been working alongside charities and Local Authorities to establish male support services, this includes the London Boroughs of Islington, Barnet, Southwark and Newham, Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. Luke has provided 6 months consultancy for the Home office on the ‘This is Abuse’ campaign, as well as 6 months building the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor role in to SurvivorsUK, the national charity supporting male victims of rape and sexual violence. Academically, Luke continues to lecture on men’s experiences of abuse, and is a guest lecturer for Goldsmith’s University on MA Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. With an academic background in Law, he also lectures on several law and criminology courses. 2016 also saw the publication of ‘Debates of Difference: Male Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse’ in Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention, published by Palgrave Macmillan.