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 (now Senior Lecturer) in Political Science in 2010. Aaron’s research focuses on political trust, young people and politics, public opinion and policy agendas. He is the author of Young People and Politics: Political Engagement in the Anglo-American Democracies (Routledge) and, with Keith Dowding (ANU), Policy Agendas in Australia (Palgrave). He is currently working on an ARC-funded project ‘Understanding the Causes of Political Trust.’ Aaron is a member of the Steering Committee for Vote Compass and has been a Visiting Researcher at McGill, Princeton and Vanderbilt. He also sat on the Australian Electoral Commissioner’s Advisory Board on Electoral Research.   


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.