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Dr Martin Higginson

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Professional biography


Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Staff Tutor in Social Sciences at the Open University. He has edited and authored chapters in undergraduate Economics and Personal Finance textbooks and led on the development of digital learning on courses in Economics.

His main research interests are on developing financial capability especially among young adults and is currently co-lead on an Open Society Challenges funded project; Financial 5 A Day. He also has interest in issues of equity and inequality in Healthcare.

BA Hons (Leicester), MSc Econ (UWE), PhD (Open University)

Research interests

A particular interest in developing new ways of improving financial capability and money confidence among young adults.

Teaching interests

Martin was Co-Chair of the innovative undergraduate Personal Finance module and was co-editor of the core textbook Personal Finance. He also authored two chapters in the book. He was also the academic lead for the interactive VLE material for the same module.

He was a co-editor of the second level undergraduate textbook Running the Economy and authored a chapter as well as developing digital learning material for the same module

Martin authored a chapter in the second level undergraduate textbook and led on the on the digital learning material on statistics for the same module.