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Nicholas Martindale

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology

Nick's current research projects focus on access to managerial roles, and regulation in the online platform economy.

Nick completed a DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford, in 2020. Prior to this, he completed an MSc in Political Sociology at LSE in 2016, a PGCE in Mathematics Education at UCL Institute of Education in 2013, and an undergraduate degree in Politics with French and Spanish at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, in 2010.

Nicholas Martindale


Martindale, N., Wood, A., & Burchell, B. (2024) “What do platform workers in the UK gig economy want?”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, DOI: 10.1111/bjir.12797

Martindale, N. & Lehdonvirta, V. (2023) “Labour market digitalization and social class: Evidence of mobility and reproduction from a European survey of online platform workers”, Socio-Economic Review, 21:4, 1945-1965, DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwad049

Wood, A., Martindale, N. & Lehdonvirta, V. (2023) “Dynamics of Contention in the Gig Economy: Rage Against the Client, the Platform or the State?”, New Technology, Work and Employment, 38:2, 330-350, DOI: 10.1111/ntwe.12216

Thomson, P., Greany, T., Cousin, S. & Martindale, N. (2023) "Vox poetica: Bringing an arts-based research methods to school leaders’ lockdown experiences", Journal of Educational Administration and History,  55:2, 215-230, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2022.2071849

Martindale, N. (2022) “Austerity, Outsourcing and the State School Workforce: Trends from 20,000 English Schools”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 43:3, 451-474, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2021.2018650 (Winner of Best Early Career Article)

Thomson, P., Greany, T. & Martindale, N. (2021) “The Trust Deficit in England: Emerging Research Evidence about School Leaders and the Pandemic”, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 53:3-4, 296-300, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2021.1975366

Martindale, N. (2019) “Does Outsourcing School Systems Degrade Education Workforces? Evidence from 18,000 English State Schools”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40:8, 1015-1036, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2019.1647092 (Shortlisted for Best Early Career Article)