Dr Martin Toye, CPsychol, FRSA

Lecturer

  • Moray House School of Education and Sport, IETL
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Moray House School of Education and Sport, CH 3.14

City
University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
Post code
EH8 8AQ

Availability

  • Office hours for drop-in/PT appointments are as below.

    Semester 1
    Wednesdays: 1200-1300
    Thursdays: 1430-1530

    Semester 2
    Tuesdays: 1200-1400
    Wednesdays: 1300-1500

    Please note, due to a range of teaching, research and external commitments, office hours frequently change. If your query is urgent, please get in touch via email to arrange an appointment in advance.

Background

I graduated with a first class honours degree in psychology before undertaking my primary school teaching qualification (PGDE) and MEd between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow.  I then began a PhD in developmental psychology (University of Strathclyde).  I was chief investigator on a National Research Ethics Service registered project as part of my PhD which examined the impact of stimulant medication on the cognitive functioning and safety of children with ADHD and held honorary contracts with two NHS Health Boards.

I was appointed by the Scottish Ministers as a member (then chair) of the National Children's Panel and am an elected member of the Developmental Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.  I hold public appointment with the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, the Scottish Legal Aid Board, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland and with the Home Office as an IMB member.  Before moving to the University of Edinburgh, I worked in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde.

Undergraduate teaching

I teach across years on both the Primary and PE undergraduate initial teacher education programmes. I’m course organiser for the year 3 (ES3) course and supervise final year honours dissertations.

Postgraduate teaching

I teach on various modules on the PGDE(P) and MSc TLT programmes. I also teach on the postgraduate MSc Inclusive Education as leader of the the specific learning difficulties, dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties modules.

I supervise postgraduate MEd, MSc and PhD research (often in the fields of specific learning difficulties, inclusion and health & wellbeing).  Key interests are in the areas of inclusive education, cognitive development, developmental disorders and child protection.

I am also course organiser for the new post graduate Collaborative Working in Children’s Services and ADHD MSc modules.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

I would be delighted to hear from prospective PhD candidates who are interested in undertaking their doctoral research in the fields of education and/or psychology at the University of Edinburgh.  I currently supervise doctoral research projects in the fields of child protection and inclusive education.

Research summary

  • Inclusive education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive development (particularly executive function)
  • Developmental disorders (especially ADHD & ASD)
  • Teacher attitudes, perspectives and views
  • Inclusive practice
  • STEM (particularly mathematics education & computational thinking)

Project activity

I currently work with Dr Gale Macleod on a funded project that aims to identify what factors, beyond behaviour, influence whether children with developmental disorders are referred from education to health for specialist assessment and support.  The project aims to investigating pathways to the diagnosis of disruptive/behaviour disorders amongst Scottish secondary school pupils.

I have also been involved with recent research investigating knowledge and attitudes of education professionals (teachers, school managers, educational psychologists & support staff) in relation to the inclusion of children with ADHD in mainstream classrooms (in collaboration with Dr Georgina Wardle [Education; University of Glasgow] and Dr Claire Wilson [Psychology; UWS]).

I continue to work with Prof. Jimmie Thomson (Psychology; Strathclyde) and Dr Sinead Rhodes (SMC Research Centre/Clinical Brain Sciences; University of Edinburgh) investigating the safety of children with ADHD.

Publications and Published Abstracts:

Toye M. K. (2015), Recruiting a Clinical Population In E. Norris (Ed.).  A Guide for Psychology Postgraduates: Surviving postgraduate study (pp.23-29).  Leicester, UK: BPS.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (2015), Executive Functions & Pedestrian Safety in Children with ADHD, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 7(1), 1000101.

Toye M. K. (2014), The ADHD PhD, PsyPAG Quarterly, 91, 24-27.

Toye, M. K. (2013), Human Learning & Memory In Review, Psychology Learning & Teaching, 12(2), 207-208.

Toye, M. K. (2013), BPS Developmental Section Conference In Review: Local Organisers, Developmental Psychology Forum, 76, 8-9.

 

Conference Presentations:

Toye, M. K. (September, 2017), The Ability to Predict Road-user Intentions in Children with ADHD: the role of cognitive functions, BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

Toye, M.K., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (October, 2016), Methylphenidate, Dexamphetamine and Lisdexamphetamine improve cognition and pedestrian safety in children with ADHD, EUNETHYDIS 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Toye, M.K. (September, 2016), Dose-Optimal Stimulant Medication improves cognition and safety in children with ADHD, BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Belfast, UK.

Toye, M.K. (September, 2016), Neuropsychological Functioning & Pedestrian Skill Level in Medication Naïve Children with ADHD, BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Belfast, UK.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (September, 2015), Developmental Differences in the Pedestrian Behaviour of Children with and without ADHD, BPS Developmental & Social Sections Joint Conference, Manchester, England.

Toye, M. K. (July, 2015), The Development of Pedestrian Safety in Children with and without ADHD, PsyPAG 30th Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (May, 2015), Executive Functions & Pedestrian Safety in Children with ADHD, 5th World Congress on ADHD, SECC Glasgow, Scotland.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (December 2014), Developmental Differences in the Pedestrian Safety of Children with ADHD, SMHRN Annual Conference, Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Scotland.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (September 2014), Executive Functioning and Pedestrian Safety in Children with ADHD, BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M (July, 2014), Executive Functions & Pedestrian Decision Making in Stimulant-naïve Children with ADHD, 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University London, England.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A. & Rhodes, S. M. (July 2014), Cognitive Predictors of Child Pedestrian Behaviour, International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M (June, 2014), Neuropsychological Functioning, Stimulant Medication & Pedestrian Safety in Children with ADHD, 1st Annual Conference on Cognition and Behaviour in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Durham University, England.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (December 2013), Neuropsychological Functioning, Methylphenidate & Pedestrian Safety in Children with ADHD, SMHRN Annual Conference, Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Scotland.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A. & Rhodes, S. M. (September 2013), Executive Functions & Child Pedestrian Behaviour, BPS Cognitive & Developmental Section Joint Conference, University of Reading, England.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (July 2013), Executive Function and Child Pedestrian Safety, PsyPAG 2013 Annual Conference, University of Lancaster, England.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A., Coghill, D. R. & Rhodes, S. M. (June 2013), Brain Function & Child Pedestrian Behaviour, University of Strathclyde's Research Open Day, Glasgow, Scotland.

Toye, M. K., Thomson, J. A. & Rhodes, S. M. (April 2013), Executive Functions & Child Pedestrian Behaviour, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

Toye, M. K. (February, 2013), Does Executive Functioning predict the safety of Child Pedestrian Behaviour?, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.