Martin is a Senior Researcher within the Society and Change
team. He first joined the NatCen in the Qualitative Research Unit
in April 2005. Since then he has worked on a number of qualitative
studies involving the use of in-depth interviews, face-to-face and
online focus groups, observations and deliberative methods. He has
conducted research in many areas including equalities and
discrimination, bullying and harassment, same sex relationships,
sexual orientation, gender identity, benefit reforms, drug
treatment services, drug prevention and a number of programmes
targeted at children and young people. He has also taught widely on
in-depth interviewing skills, managing challenging interviews,
research ethics and research governance and supports the work of
other qualitative researchers through his involvement NatCen's
Qualitative Methods Group. He is a member of the Equality and
Before working at NatCen Martin worked for five years as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health Services Research, University of Bedfordshire. He conducted qualitative and survey research with a wide range of health/ social service users and professionals across the primary care, acute and voluntary sectors. He also worked for five years as Lecturer in Sociology teaching research methods and gender and sexuality modules for Sociology, Social Policy and Women's Studies undergraduates.
Martin holds a doctorate examining the implications of gay men's household patterns for the provision of health and social care at London South Bank University. He also completed a MA in Sociology and Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
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