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Nicholas Martindale

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology

Nick's main research interests include the sociology of education, employment and social stratification. His current research projects focus on school segregation, gig worker preferences for rights and social protections, and intergenerational reproduction in elite occupations.

Nick completed his DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield in 2020. Before coming to Oxford, Nick completed an MSc in Political Sociology at LSE, a PGCE in Mathematics Education at UCL Institute of Education, and an undergraduate degree in Politics with French and Spanish at Cambridge.

Nicholas Martindale


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, 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)