Dr Alvaro Martinez-Perez

PhD (ISER, University of Essex), MA (IC3JM), BA (Hons) (UCM)

Department of Sociological Studies

Lecturer in International and Comparative Social Research Methods

Dr Alvaro Martinez-Perez
a.martinez-perez@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6489

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Dr Alvaro Martinez-Perez
Department of Sociological Studies
Room G40
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield
S10 2TU
Profile

Alvaro joined the department in September 2015 having previously worked in research positions for the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Management School in the University. Prior to coming to the University of Sheffield, he  worked as Postdoctoral Fellow (research and teaching) at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat de Barcelona between 2011 and 2012 and as Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies (IRVAPP, Fondazione Bruno Kessler) in Trento between 2009 and 2011.

He has extensive experience of working in international, interdisciplinary teams and advising policy makers (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Regional Government of the Province of Trento).

Research interests

Alvaro's current research interests are:

  • Social stratification and inequality;
  • Labour markets;
  • Education;
  • Family and gender;
  • Migration;
  • Electoral behaviour;
  • Advanced multivariate methods (such as panel regression, event history analysis, multilevel analysis, multiple imputation).

Alvaro has a strong methodological focus centred in a wide range of quantitative methods used across the social sciences (sociology, political sciences and economics).

For instance, in his PhD Alvaro investigated the impact of educational homogamy in the patterns and evolution of gender inequalities in couple relationships over the course of marriage using panel methods, simultaneous equation modelling and event history analysis.

Publications

Books

  • Martinez A & Calvo K (2017) Un análisis del efecto de la Ley de igualdad en la representación electoral, parlamentaria y el comportamiento electoral de las mujeres en las elecciones generales de 2008. Madrid: Fundacion Alternativas. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Martinez-Perez A & Williams C (2016) Tackling the informal economy: a critical evaluation of the neo-liberal policy de-regulatory perspective In Routh S & Borghi V (Ed.), Workers and the Global Informal Economy. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 29-50). Oxford and New York: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martínez-Pérez Á (2016) Can Work-Life Balance Policies Foster Happiness Within the Family? A Comparison of Traditional Versus New Family Arrangements, Advances in Happiness Research (pp. 275-296). Springer Japan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Calvo K & Montero JR (2010) Devotos y votantes: el peso del factor religioso en las elecciones generales españolas In eds JRMEIL (Ed.), Elecciones Generales 2008 Madrid: Cis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Brynin M & Longhi S (2009) How Close are Couples? In Brynin M & Ermisch J (Ed.), Changing Relationships (pp. 91-110). London & New York: Taylor & Francis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Brynin M & Longhi S (2009) The Social Significance of Homogamy In Brynin M & Ermisch J (Ed.), Changing Relationships (pp. 73-90). London & New York: Taylor & Francis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Montero JR & Calvo K (2008) Religiosidad y voto en España y Portugal (2002-2004) In Landwerlin GM & Torres C (Ed.), Sociología y Realidad Social. Libro Homenaje a Miguel Beltrán Villalva Madrid: Cis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A (2007) Voto religioso em Portugal e em Espanha In Freire A, Lobo MC & Magalhães P (Ed.), Eleições e Cultura Política. Portugal no Contexto Europeu Lisbon: Imprensa de Ciencias Sociais. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A (2007) Ideología, gestión gubernamental y voto en las elecciones españolas In Montero JR, Lago I & Torcal M (Ed.), Elecciones generales 2004 Cis RIS download Bibtex download

Book reviews

Reports

  • Kilkey M, Lunt N & Martinez-Perez A (2017) British Medical Association's Cohort Study of 2006 Medical Graduates: Longitudinal Analysis of Career Trajectories View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A & Orriols L (2011) ¿Cómo votan los que no tienen ideología? RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A (2009) Family structure and work satisfaction. Can work-life balance policies foster happiness at the workplace? RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Martinez A (2010) Couple Relationships: The Effect of Education on Gender Equality. Universite of Essex. RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Martinez-Perez A, Calvo K & Montero JR (2010) A difficult friendship: religiosity, ideology, and vote in Spain. IPSA International Conference. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Brynin S & Longhi S (2008) The Social Significance of Homogamy. ISER Working Papers Series, 2008/32, 1-31. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez-Perez A, Calvo K & Montero JR (2007) From Religious Cleavage to Religious Voting: Contrasting Cases in Portugal and Spain. Seminario de Investigacion, 7/2007. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez-Perez A, Calvo K & Montero JR (2006) Eadem sed Aliter : Religious Voting in Portugal and Spain. Working Papers del Di part iment o di st udi sociali e politici, 1/2006. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Martinez A, Orriols L & de la Calle L (2006) How do voters vote when they have no ideology? Evidence from Spain. CEACS Estudio/Working Paper, 2006/227, 1-42. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Alvaro has co-supervised several dissertations at PhD level. He is particularly interested in supervising students who undertake quantitative work in his substantive areas of interest. Alvaro has a broad range of experience with primary data collection, secondary data analysis and advanced statistical methods.

Teaching interests

Alvaro currently delivers teaching on:

  • SSCS2002 Varieties of Welfare (Level 2)
  • SCS2000 Doing Quantitative Social Research (Level 2)
  • SCS2007 Social Policy in Global Context (Level 2)

He has taught and supervised students at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Alvaro's approach to teaching is evidence- based seeking to establish linkages between his research and teaching and also using his experience on policy impact working with policy makers.

He tries to make students aware that through doing research in social sciences, while keeping a critical view on how our society works, we can make a significant contribution to the understanding and improvement of key societal challenges.