Mr Martyn Atkins

Mr Martyn Atkins

Senior Technician

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)



Senior Technician / Programmer (Psychology)


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry (BSc Hons), University of Exeter (1991)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in IT with Distinction, University of Liverpool (2006)
Key Skills
  • Desktop application programming / coding using Microsoft and other technologies
    • Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code
    • Psychology Experiment Builders - PsychoPy, OpenSesame (+Python programming)
  • Full web-stack development - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, C#, ASP.NET, SQL, Entity Framework
  • Statistics - R / R-Studio
  • Database development using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Academic collaborations and research project delivery
  • Eye-Tracking for Psychological research

Professional membership

Member of the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP)

Roles on external bodies

Plymouth Universities Branch of UNISON: Treasurer, Membership Officer, Communications Officer



Research interests

  • Use of AI & Machine Learning in Psychology
  • Eye-Tracking
  • Emerging technologies in computer science




Bolam SG, Rees HL, Somerfield P, Smith R, Clarke KR, Warwick RM, Atkins M, Garnacho E.
Ecological consequences of dredged material disposal in the marine environment: a holistic assessment of activities around the England and Wales coastline.
Mar. Pollut. Bull. 2006 Apr; 52(4):415-26. Epub 2005 Oct 26

P.J. Somerfield, M. Atkins, S.G. Bolam, K.R. Clarke, E. Garnacho, H.L. Rees, R. Smith, R.M. Warwick
Relative impacts at sites of dredged-material relocation in the coastal environment: a phylum-level meta-analysis approach
Marine Biology (2006) 148: 1231–1240 DOI 10.1007/s00227-005-0168-1

M.J. Atkins, D.J. Harwood & R.B. Lowry
Synthesis and characterisation of a novel ruthenium organometallic cis-[Ru(bpy)2(npp)(Cl)].BF4 where bpy=2,2'-bipyridyl and npp=4-(N-pyrrolyl)pyridine
Inorg. Chim. Acta 244, (1996), 277-280

M.J. Atkins, A.C. Legon, H.E. Warner
The angular geometry of thiirane…HF and the nonlinearity of the hydrogen bond from rotational spectroscopy
Chemical Physics Letters, 229, Issue 3, 28 October 1994, Pages 267-272

Atkins, M. J., Legon, A. C., Wallwork, A. L.
The pairwise interaction of methane and hydrogen bromide: properties of the weakly bound dimer CH4…HBr from microwave spectroscopy
Chemical Physics Letters, 192, Issue 4, p.368-374