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Geography and Environment
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Professor David Martin 

Professor of Geography, Deputy Director of the ADRC-E, Research Group Leader

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Professor David Martin is Professor of Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

Dave Martin is currently Professor of Geography. He has been a member of staff in Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton since 1992.  He is the leader of the Population, Health and Wellbeing research group and served as Head of Department from 2000 - 03.  He was Coordinator of ESRC's Census Programme from 2002 - 12 and is currently involved in the leadership of three major ESRC initiatives:  the UK Data Service, the Administrative Data Research Centre for England and the National Centre for Research Methods.  He is also a member of ESRC Council.

Qualifications
B.Sc. (Geography) Bristol 1986
Ph.D. (GIS/Planning) Wales 1989
FRGS 1995
FAcSS 2012


Employment
1989 - 1991 University of Wales, Cardiff
1992 - present University of Southampton (Professor since 2000)

Research

Responsibilities

Publications

Teaching

Contact

Research interests

David's core research interests concern the modelling of population in geographical information  systems, particularly with regard to census and health applications.  He has long standing interests in gridded population mapping, automated zone design, health care accessibility and, more recently, time-space population modelling.  He is an expert in georeferencing and modelling small area ppulation data and devised the current system of Output Areas used for the publication of 2001 and 2011 census output data in England and Wales, subsequently developed into 2001-based Super Output Areas and 2011 Workplace Zones.  Most recently, he has been involved in work on future population data collection systems, particularly the use of administrative data both as a means of estimating population characteristics and as a research resource.  Several of his projects have yielded new software tools and web resources which are linked from the various specific project sites. 

Research Projects
Deputy Director of the UK Data Service
http://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Co-Director ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
http://www.ncrm.ac.uk

Deputy Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England
http://www.adrn.ac.uk/centres/england

PI of ESRC ReStore repository project
http://www.restore.ac.uk

Population 24/7 modelling project
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-062-23-1811/read

AZTool automated zone design software
http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/softward/AZTool/

Research group(s)

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Affiliate research group(s)

Administrative Data Research Centre for England

Research project(s)

Census2011Geog

Population Health theme

Spatial Population Analysis and Modelling theme

Geo-Refer

ReStore-Sustaining Online Resources

Workplace Zones

The output areas used to publish data from the UK Census have traditionally been designed based on the locations of residential addresses. The geographical distributions of residential and workplace locations are, however, very different: in city centres, for example, there are often few residential properties but many workplaces, whereas in suburban areas there may be many residential properties but few workplaces. The publication of workplace data by residential geographies therefore presents significant challenges to researchers and practitioners for two key reasons: (i) it can cause some workplace-related data to not be released at all due to confidentiality concerns (as happened for the 2001 Census) and (ii) the residence-based zones are often not an appropriate statistical or geographical base for mapping or analysing workplace-related data.

Leader of the Population, Health and Wellbeing Research theme.

Director of the MSc in Geographical Information Systems (online)

Roles 
David is Deputy Director of both the ESRC UK Data Service and Administrative Data Research Centre for England and a Co-Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods.  In August 2010, he was appointed as a member of ESRC Council.

Article(s)

Book(s)

Book Section(s)

  • Comparison of small area output geographies between countries - Martin, David. In Geodemographics for Marketers: Using Location Analysis for Research and Marketing - Leventhal, Barry (ed.)
    Published:
    2016
    Published by:
    London, GB, Philadelphia, US
    Page Range:
    157-161
  • Can interviewer personality, attitudes and experience explain the design effect in face-to-face surveys? - Turner, Malgorzata, Sturgis, Patrick, Martin, David and Skinner, Chris. In Improving Survey Methods: Lessons from Recent Research - Engel, Uwe, Jann, Benn, Lynn, Peter, Scherpenzeel, Annette and Sturgis, Patrick (eds.)
    Published:
    2014
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    European Association of Methodology Series
  • Population 24/7: building space-time specific population surface models - Cockings, Samantha, Martin, David and Leung, Samuel. In Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 18th Annual Conference GISRUK 2010 - Hakley, M., Morley, J. and Rahemtulla, H. (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    London
    Page Range:
    41-48
  • Census mapping - Martin, David. In International Encyclopedia of Human Geography - Kitchin, Rob and Thrift, Nigel (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Kidlington, UK
    Volume:
    1
    Page Range:
    12-17
    doi:
    10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00013-4
  • The role of GIS - Martin, David. In The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis - Fotheringham, A. Stewart and Rogerson, Peter A. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, UK
    Page Range:
    25-40
  • Simple geography-related multimedia - Treves, Richard and Martin, David. In E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories - Rees, Philip, MacKay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Hershey, USA
    Page Range:
    204-221
  • Developing e-learning in geography - Rees, Philip, Mackay, Louise, Martin, David, Conole, Graínne and Davis, Hugh. In E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories - Rees, Philip, MacKay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Hershey, USA
    Page Range:
    1-19
  • Reflections, lessons learnt and conclusions - Mackay, Louise, Martin, David, Rees, Philip and Durham, Helen. In E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories - Rees, Philip, MacKay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Hershey, USA
    Page Range:
    236-243
  • Exchanging e-learning materials, modules and students - Leung, Samuel, Martin, David, Treves, Richard and Duke-Williams, Oliver. In E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories - Rees, Philip, Mackay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Hershey, USA
    Page Range:
    20-37
  • Census and population analysis - Martin, David, Rees, Philip, Durham, Helen and Matthews, Stephen A.. In E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories - Rees, Philip, MacKay, Louise, Martin, David and Durham, Helen (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Hershey, USA
    Page Range:
    53-75
  • Finding and investigating geographical data online - Martin, David, Cockings, Samantha and Leung, Samuel. In The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods - Fielding, Nigel, Lee, Raymond M. and Blank, Grant (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    London, UK
    Page Range:
    403-418
  • Social data - Martin, David J.. In The Handbook of Geographical Information Science - Wilson, John and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (eds.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    Oxford, UK
    Series:
    Blackwell Companions to Geography
    Page Range:
    35-48
  • Geographic information systems and surfaces - Tate, Nicholas J., Fisher, Peter F. and Martin, David J.. In The Handbook of Geographic Information Science - Wilson, John and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (eds.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    Oxford, UK
    Series:
    Blackwell Companions to Geography
    Page Range:
    239-258

Conference(s)

Monograph(s)

David is the convenor of a Masters-level module:
GEOG6091 Census and Neighbourhood Analysis

Professor David Martin
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/2099

Telephone: (023) 8059 3808
Facsimile: (023) 8059 3295
Email: D.J.Martin@soton.ac.uk


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