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School of Health and Society

Philip Martin

Research Assistant


Phil Martin has worked at SHUSU for over two years. He has substantial experience of qualitative research, having completed over one hundred fieldwork interviews across ten EU nations for the Roma MATRIX project alone. He previously worked in both public and third sectors, focusing on equalities issues for over a decade, undertaking many specific projects directly engaging with a wide range of BME and other communities of interest. He is currently working on a number of large scale initiatives including Supporting Roma Voice, a multi-agency project promoting Roma advocacy in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and London.

Research Interests

Qualitative research and analysis, community engagement (specific reference on migrants, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller and BME communities); demographic change data (particularly collection and analysis), public sector delivery (with specific reference to human rights, equality and cohesion)

Qualifications and Memberships

Awarding Institution: Imperial College, University of London Degree: MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine Award: distinction Year of Award: 1998

Awarding Institution: The University of Lancaster Degree: BA History Award: First Class Year of Award: 1995


Ahmed, A., Brown, P., Duda-Mikulin, E.A., Martin, P. and Scullion, L (2015), Destination integration: Third Country Nationals in the north of England (summary report), Project Report, University of Salford.

Brown, P., Dwyer, P., Martin, P., Scullion, L. and Turley, H. (2015) Rights, responsibilities and redress? Research on policy and practices for Roma inclusion in ten Member States. Final research report. University of Salford.

Brown, P., Martin, P. and Scullion, L., (2014), 'Migrant Roma in the United Kingdom and the need to estimate population size', People, Place and Policy Online, 8 (1), pp. 19-33.

Book reviews:

Philip Martin (2015). Journal of Social Policy, 44, pp 200-202 doi:10.1017/S0047279414000725. Review of David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields (2013), Gypsies and Travellers in Housing: The Decline of Nomadism. Bristol: Policy Press. £70, 260 pp., hbk.