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Dr. Gina Martin

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Western University

Gina Martin is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geography at Western University. Her current research focuses on understanding how the physical and social neighborhoods where young people live, play and learn influences their well-being. Much of Gina’s research involves using quantitative techniques with both primary and secondary data to examine health inequalities. Previously, she has worked extensively on projects studying patterns of adolescent health and substance use in both the Canadian and Scottish context.

  1. 2018

    PhD Medicine

    University of St Andrews
  2. 2010

    MSc Geography

    University of Victoria
  3. 2006

    BSc Geography

    University of Victoria

Thesis-Related Publications

  1. Martin, G., Inchley, J. & Currie, C. Do drinking motives mediate the relationship between neighbourhood characteristics and adolescent alcohol use? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019; 16(5).
  2. Martin, G., Inchley, J., Marshall, A., Shortt, N. & Currie, C. The neighbourhood social environment and alcohol use among urban and rural Scottish adolescents. International Journal of Public Health 2019; 64 (1), 95-105.
  3. Martin, G., Inchley, J., Humphris, G. & Currie, C. Assessing the psychometric and ecometric properties of neighbourhood scales using adolescent survey data from urban and rural Scotland. Population Health Metrics 2017; 15(11).

Certifications & Awards

  • Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis
    University of Victoria
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Master’s Scholarship
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council
  • 600th Anniversary PhD Scholarship
    University of St. Andrews