Alan joined the University in 2004. His PhD research (UEL, 2005) was in children’s understanding of science, particularly astronomy. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He teaches the undergraduate modules in Statistics and Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology and supervises undergraduate Research projects. In addition, he supervises both MSc and DPhil postgraduate students within the department.
Alan’s research interests are in children’s understanding of and learning about scientific concepts, human emotion and cognition and the experiences of adult dyslexics.
Selected publications and conference papers:
Frède, V., G. Nobes, G. Panagiotaki & A.E. Martin. The acquisition of scientific understanding: French children’s views of the Earth. Manuscript submitted for publication (2009).
Martin, A.E. & D. McLoughlin. Employment experiences of adults with dyslexia. Paper presented to British Dyslexia Association (BDA) International Conference. Harrogate, 2008.
Nobes, G., A. E. Martin & G. Panagiotaki. The development of scientific knowledge of the earth. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 23.1 (2005), 47-64.
Nobes, G., D. Moore, A.E. Martin, B. Clifford, G. Butterworth, G. Panagiotaki, & M. Siegal. Children’s understanding of the earth in a multicultural community: mental models or fragments of knowledge? Developmental Science 6.1 (2003), 72-85.
Martin, A.E., G. Nobes & D.G. Moore. Consistency of children’s knowledge of the earth. Paper presented to the 18th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD). Ghent, Belgium, July 2004.
Martin, A. E., G. Nobes, D. Moore, B. Clifford & G. Panagiotaki. Children’s representations of the world. Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Developmental Section. Coventry, September 2003.
Martin, A. E., B. R. Clifford, D. G. Moore & G. Nobes. Theories or fragments of knowledge? The coherence of children’s explanations of the earth’s properties. Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Developmental Section. Brighton, September 2002.
Martin, A. E., B. R. Clifford, D. G. Moore & G. Nobes. Testing the consistency of children’s understanding of the earth. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction conference, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2001.
See also: Psychology Department
- Alan Martin & David McLoughlin, “Disclosing dyslexia: an exercise in self-advocacy”