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Dr Martin Higginson

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Professional biography

Martin is the Director of the Social Sciences Student Support Team integrating academic support with wider support in the university.

Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Staff Tutor in Social Sciences at the Open University. He has edited and authored chapters in undergraduate Economics and Personal Finance textbooks and led on the development of digital learning on courses in Economics.

His main research interests are in issues of equity and inequality in Healthcare and more recently in scholarship in widening access and reducing inequalities in Higher Education.

 He is also the lead for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Widening Access group and on the University's Widening Access Steering Group.

BA Hons (Leicester), MSc Econ (UWE), PhD (Open University)

Research interests

A particular interest in equity and ineqalities in health care and more recently scholarship in reducing inequalities in Higher Education

Teaching interests

Martin was Co-Chair of the innovative undergraduate Personal Finance module and was co-editor of the core textbook Personal Finance. He also authored two chapters in the book. He was also the academic lead for the interactive VLE material for the same module.

He was a co-editor of the second level undergraduate textbook Running the Economy and authored a chapter as well as developing digital learning material for the same module

Martin authored a chapter in the second level undergraduate textbook and led on the on the digital learning material on statistics for the same module.