- Lifelong Learning and Work-related Learning
- Experiential Learning
- Technology Enhanced Learning
- Educational transitions and Widening Participation in Education
- Educational partnership and employer engagement
Martin’s research includes learning and participation; primarily focused on how to engage people in lifelong learning. The approach to learning is illustrated in his own framework for experiential or reflexive learning and he has published widely in this area (Dyke 2001, 2006, 2009, 2012). Research on participation has focused on transitions such as those from school to college, or from college or work to higher education.
- Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching (2008)
- Asako Okukubo Prize for Excellence in Doctoral Thesis. (2001)