Dr John Martin
Head of Research Strategy and Governance
Research Strategy and Governance (Research & Innovation)
MSc(Distinction), University of Durham
PhD University of Durham
Roles on external bodies
Vice Chair of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee
Member of Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Steering Group
Member of the International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture Program Committee, Wuyishan City, China 18th - 20th August 2007.
Technical Program Committee Member of International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Pollution Technology（ICEEPT2015), Phuket Island, Thailand 01-03 October 2015.
ENV5208 Environmental Impact Assessment
ENV5209 Work Placement
SCI5301 Masters Research Project
Module leader for:ENV 5111 Professional Practice for Environmental Consultants
Landscape Character Assessment.
Green Spaces in Urban Planning
The application of Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) in Landscape Character Assessment.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
2012 Davey, F. "A Critical Review of the Application of Geospatial Techniques to Landscape Character Assessment in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" HEIF 3 Studentship, Director of studies
2011 Bello-Dambatta, A. "Development of a Decision Support System for Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land" GWR Studentship, Second supervisor
Grants & contracts
2016 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, ‘Revealing,measuring, and communicating the ‘value’ of water quality to the viability ofagricultural landscapes and estuary seascapes of South Devon’, with Dr Katharine Willis. Award: £6,500
2016 HeritageLottery Fund (HLF), ' Blackdown Hills Natural Futures, (Development of GIStools)', led by Blackdown Hills AONB. Award: £85,000 (UOP £4,000)
2014 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Plymouth Urban Fringe (Wembury area) Habitat and Landscape Opportunity Mapping', with Dr F Davey.
2013 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Cornwall AONB Landscape Monitoring Phase 2', with Land Use Consultants and Dr F Davey.
2013 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Wadebridge Biofuel Survey', with Silvanus Trust.
2013 Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' Landscape Monitoring', with Dr F Davey.
2012 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 'Creation of an App to capture landscape views perception' http://ratemyview.co.uk/ .
2012 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, 'Ecosystem services in protected landscapes ', £4,527, with Mr William Dommett.
2011 Cornwall Council, 'Creation of a Toolkit to assess Seascape Character and Sensitivity to Offshore Developments', with Miss E Bowes.
2011 Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' State of the AONB Atlas', with Mrs F Davey.
2011 Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ' Establishing good practice guidelines for the use of GIS in AONB management', with Mrs F Davey.
2011 South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ‘Digital Atlases for Devon's Outstanding Landscapes', with Mrs F Davey.
2010 RDA/ERDF Proof of Concept Fund, – “ Application of Geospatial Techniques to Landscape Character Assessment” , £12,100, with Mrs F Davey.
2010 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, ' Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) through contemporary moving image practice', £4,300. PI: Heidi Morstang
2008 Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ‘ Landscape Change in the Cornwall AONB ’, with Mrs F Davey.
2008 Seale-Hayne Educational Trust, ‘Monitoring Landscape Change in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, £4,950, with Mrs F Davey and Dr S Lavender.
2008 Vice-Chancellor's Community Research Award, ' Geo-environmental Assessment of Brentor Commons', £6,700, with Dr M Donkin.
2005 Tamar Valley AONB Service, 'Development of a Tamar Valley GIS', with Dr S Lavender.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Liang, X.; Lu, Y.; Martin, J. C. (2021) A review of the role of social media for the cultural heritage sustainability. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1055. DOI: 10.3390/su13031055
Horswill E., MartinJ.C, Guy J. A, Establishing a functional framework for monitoring protected landscapes; with a case study of English Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Ecological Indicators 119 , DOI: /doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106806
Martin J.C., Williamson D. and Putt R. (under review), Thinking Outside the Box: A Visual and Sensory Landscape Journey to Capture Perceptual Values, Landscape and Urban Planning
Shaw B, Draux H., Garcia M., Martin J.C. and Bieling C.,(2017), Contributions of Citizen Science to Landscape Democracy, Landscape Research. Vol. 42, Iss.8, pp. 831-844. DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2017.1385750.Martin J.C., Waterworth M., English R.& Weise L.(2016), Development of ubiquitous technology tools to support awareness of protected landscapes, Proceedings of Landscape Characterisation: Methods & Applications in Landscape Ecology. IALE UK Conference, University of Reading, 7- 9 September 2016.
Alboabidallah A., Martin J.C., Lavender S. and Abbott V. (2017), Using Landsat-8 and Sentinel-1 data for Above Ground Biomass assessment in the Tamar valley and Dartmoor, Proceedings of 9th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images (MultiTemp), Brugge, Belgium, 27 – 29 June 2017.Martin J.C., Waterworth M., English R. & Weise L.(2016), Development of ubiquitous technology tools to support awareness of protected landscapes, Proceedings of Landscape Characterisation: Methods & Applications in Landscape Ecology. IALE UK Conference, University of Reading, 7- 9 September 2016.
Martin J.C. and Cooper D., (2014), The Role of Landscape Character Assessment and the Managment Planning of Protected Landscapes in England.
Palmer H., Hughes V., Norris S and Martin J.C. (2010), The Illegal Tipping of Waste: Geoenvironmental Issues Facing Rural Areas, Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, New Delhi, India, 8 – 12 November, 2010.
Davey, F., Lavender, S., Martin, J.C. and Teverson R. (2008), A Critical Review of Geospatial Techniques for Landscape Character Assessment, Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference, University of Exeter, 15th 17th September 2008.
Martin J.C., (In preparation), Representing Desk Study Data in the Context of XML/GML, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering.
Martin J.C., Javadi A.A., and Bello-Dambatta A. (2008), A Framework for Decision Support System for Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land, Proceedings of the Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, GeoCongress, New Orleans, 9th – 6th March 2008.
Javadi A.A., Martin J.C. and Bello-Dambatta A. (2008), Artificial Intelligence Systems for Geo-Environmental Engineering with Specific Reference to Contaminated Land Investigation , Proceedings of the 12th IACMAG Conference, Goa, 1st- 6th October, 2008.
Martin J.C. & Toll D.G. (2006), The Development of a Knowledge-Based System for the Preliminary Investigation of ContaminatedLand, Computers and Geotechnics, 33/2, pp. 93-107.
Martin J.C. & Tregaskis C. (abstract accepted 2006), Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Contaminated Land, Proceedings of the Environment: Survival and Sustainability International Conference, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, 19th -24th February 2007.
Martin J.C. & Toll D.G. (2006), The Development of a Data Structure for the Storage of Preliminary Site Investigation Data, Proceedings of the IAEG 10th International Congress, Nottingham, 6th -10th September 2006.
Nasir-Habeeb R., Martin J.C., and Lavender S. (abstract accepted), The Use of GIS Techniques in the Landscape Character Assessment of an Area Contaminated by Historical Mining Activity, Proceedings of the Geo-Environment & Landscape Evolution International Conference, 6th – 8th June 2006.
Martin J.C., Hatipoglu B., Incecik M. and Toll D.G. (2003), Recent Integrated Knowledge Based Systems Developed for Geotechnical Engineering Purpose, Proceedings of the International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Near East University, Lefkosa, Turkey, 29th -31st May 2003 pp. 119 - 126.
George I. and Martin J.C. (2001), Falmouth Harbour Feasibility Study, Report to Cornwall Enterprise and Regional Development Agency, March 2001.
Reed MS, Kenter JO, Hansda R, Martin J, Curtis T, Saxby H, Mills L, Post J, Garrod G, Proctor A, Collins O, Guy JA, Stewart G, Whittingham M (2020) Social barriers and opportunities to the implementation of the England Peat Strategy. Final Report to Natural England and Defra, Newcastle University.
Reports & invited lectures
International Summer School on LEARNING BY GAME CREATION: Cultural Heritage, Cities and Digital Humanitie, Politecnico di Torino, Castello del Valentino, Turin (Italy). 1st - 8th September 2019. Organized by a joint initiative by Politecnico di Torino (POLITO-Italy) and Department of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning - and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA-US). (invited speaker).
The Mobile Apps in Research Summit, University of Birmingham, December 4th 2013. (invited speaker, panel member) www.appsinresearchsummit.com/
Representing Desk Study Data, Geo-Engineering Data: Representation and Standardisation Workshop, Joint Technical Committee of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, University of Nottingham (invited speaker).
Geotechnical Databases, Meeting of Case Based Reasoning Systems for Landslides Project, University of Istanbul (invited speaker).