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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.

 

Web of Science ResearcherID: J-7192-2012

Twitter: @GeogDave

 

 

 

David has been a member of staff in Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton since 1992. He has served as Head of Department and leader of the Population, Health and Wellbeing research group. 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. From 2010 - 2016 he was 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

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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.researchcatalogue.esrc.ac.uk/grants/RES-062-23-1811/read

 

 

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

 

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Affiliate research group

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.

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. 

Articles

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Book Chapters

    Martin, D., Cockings, S., & Leung, S. (2017). Finding and investigating geographical data online. In N. Fielding, R. Lee, & G. Blank (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. (2 ed., pp. 525-541). London: SAGE.
    Martin, D. (2016). Comparison of small area output geographies between countries. In B. Leventhal (Ed.), Geodemographics for Marketers: Using Location Analysis for Research and Marketing. (pp. 157-161). Philadelphia, US: Kogan Page.
    Turner, M., Sturgis, P., Martin, D., & Skinner, C. (2014). Can interviewer personality, attitudes and experience explain the design effect in face-to-face surveys? In U. Engel, B. Jann, P. Lynn, A. Scherpenzeel, & P. Sturgis (Eds.), Improving Survey Methods: Lessons from Recent Research. (European Association of Methodology Series). Abingdon, GB: Routledge.
    Martin, D. (2009). Census mapping. In R. Kitchin, & N. Thrift (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. (pp. 12-17). Kidlington, UK: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-008044910-4.00013-4
    Martin, D. (2009). The role of GIS. In A. S. Fotheringham, & P. A. Rogerson (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis. (pp. 25-40). London, UK: SAGE.
    Martin, D., Rees, P., Durham, H., & Matthews, S. A. (2008). Census and population analysis. In P. Rees, L. MacKay, D. Martin, & H. Durham (Eds.), E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. (pp. 53-75). Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference.
    Rees, P., Mackay, L., Martin, D., Conole, G., & Davis, H. (2008). Developing e-learning in geography. In P. Rees, L. MacKay, D. Martin, & H. Durham (Eds.), E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. (pp. 1-19). Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference.
    Leung, S., Martin, D., Treves, R., & Duke-Williams, O. (2008). Exchanging e-learning materials, modules and students. In P. Rees, L. Mackay, D. Martin, & H. Durham (Eds.), E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. (pp. 20-37). Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference.
    Martin, D., Cockings, S., & Leung, S. (2008). Finding and investigating geographical data online. In N. Fielding, R. M. Lee, & G. Blank (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods. (pp. 403-418). London, UK: SAGE.
    Mackay, L., Martin, D., Rees, P., & Durham, H. (2008). Reflections, lessons learnt and conclusions. In P. Rees, L. MacKay, D. Martin, & H. Durham (Eds.), E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. (pp. 236-243). Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference.
    Treves, R., & Martin, D. (2008). Simple geography-related multimedia. In P. Rees, L. MacKay, D. Martin, & H. Durham (Eds.), E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories. (pp. 204-221). Hershey, USA: Information Science Reference.
    Tate, N. J., Fisher, P. F., & Martin, D. J. (2007). Geographic information systems and surfaces. In J. Wilson, & A. S. Fotheringham (Eds.), The Handbook of Geographic Information Science. (pp. 239-258). (Blackwell Companions to Geography). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
    Martin, D. J. (2007). Social data. In J. Wilson, & A. S. Fotheringham (Eds.), The Handbook of Geographical Information Science. (pp. 35-48). (Blackwell Companions to Geography). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

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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

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