Frederick Martin

Biography of Frederick Martin

Frederick Morris Martin (1923-1985) was Professor of Social Administration from 1972 until his death. He had been educated in London where he spent much of his early career.

Martin's University obituary in the College Courant states:

"Professor Frederick Martin was Professor of Social Administration and Social Work from 1972. He was the first Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, thus playing a crucial role in the history of the Faculty. His wisdom and good humour were splendid assets in what was an innovating but difficult period for the Faculty.

He chaired the North Sea Oil Panel which made possible social science research into the social implications of the oil industry for many parts of Scotland.

His work on Children's Hearings was a significant example of good action research. It was a constructive attempt to follow through research findings by developing practical forms of training for members of the children's panels.

Social Class and Educational Opportunity of which he was co-author was a landmark in the development of the sociology of education. It was an important early example of how to look empirically at the role of education as it affects patterns of social mobility."


Frederick Martin
Social Administrator

Born 2 October 1923.
Died 1 February 1985.
University Link: Faculty Dean, Professor
Occupation categories: social administrators
Record last updated: 15th Aug 2008

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  • Faculty Dean, 1978-1979
  • Professor

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