DR Aaron Martin

DR Aaron Martin


  • Policy agendas in Australia
  • Public opinion and political participation
  • Quantitative methods
  • Young people and politics



  • Aaron Martin was educated at the ANU, the Institute of Political Studies (Paris), Stanford University and the University of Melbourne. He returned to Melbourne University as Lecturer in Political Science Research Methods in 2010. Aaron’s research focuses on young people and politics, public opinion and policy and citizens' agendas. He is the author of Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies (Routledge). He is currently wording on an ARC-funded project, ‘Policy Agendas in the Australian Commonwealth' with Keith Dowding (ANU) and another on behavioural economics applications to policy making.  Aaron sits on the Australian Electoral Commissioner’s Advisory Board on Electoral Research, is a member of the Steering Committee for Vote Compass and in 2014 was a Visiting Researcher at McGill and Princeton.   


Member of

  • Australian Electoral Commissioner's Advisory Board on Electoral Research. Advisory Board Member 2011 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Australian National University 2010
  • BA(HONS), University of Melbourne 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I will consider supervision applications in the following topic areas, in particular those applying quantitative methods: young people and politics; political participation; public opinion; comparative politics.