Dr. Gina Martin

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gina Martin


Research Interests

Gina’s research focuses on understanding how the physical and social neighborhoods where young people live, play, and learn influences their well-being. Much of her research involves using quantitative techniques and mixed methods to examine health inequalities. Recently, she has worked extensively on projects studying patterns of adolescent wellbeing and substance use in both the Canadian and Scottish context.

Teaching and Learning Interests

  • Quantitative methods
  • Facilitating inquiry


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2021) Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) Department of Geography and Environment, Western University, London, ON
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2019) Population and Behavioural Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK
  • Professional Certification in Population Health Data Analysis (2013) University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Master of Science (2010) Geography, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography (2007) University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Associate of Arts Degree (2005) Geography, Camosun College, Victoria, BC

Recent Publications

List of Publications (External)

Recent Funding

Geospatial analyses of vape retailer accessibility pre- and post-COVID19: examining youth environments and socioeconomic determinants (2020). Children’s Health Research Institute: CDN $10,000/ 1 year (Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator Jamie Seabrook).

Geospatial analyses of vape retailer accessibility: examining socioeconomic and environmental determinants (2020). Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant: CDN $100,000 (Co-Investigator; Principal Investigators Jamie Seabrook and Jason Gilliland).

Social Science and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021)

Western University Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019)