Martin joined the School of Psychology at UEL in September 2015 where he teaches research methods and social psychology for BSc Psychology and MSc Psychology. He also supervises student research for these programmes, Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology, Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology, and PhD.
Martin's main research interests fall within the area of social psychology. He is particularly interested in how experience and subjectivity involve relationships between our bodies and social and material contexts and the role of these relationships in shaping how people experience and manage their lives and act in contemporary society. Particular topics of interest include feelings and emotions, morality, identities, conspiracy beliefs, and the social psychology of social class. He has also worked on projects exploring shared decision-making in mental health care and occupational health psychology (specifically, workplace stress and distress).
Martin is also keenly interested in research methodologies and methods (particularly qualitative), including ontological, epistemological, and axiological issues. He has recently been working in the area of analytical pluralism in qualitative research. Martin is also interested in the history and philosophy of psychology, including a concern for the contexts, applications and consequences of psychological knowledge and techniques. He is also interested in process philosophy (particularly that of Alfred North Whitehead), critical realism, and enactivist approaches to mind and cognition and how these ideas can be utilized and developed in (social and applied) psychological theory and methodology.