Dr Martin Poulter

Dr Martin Poulter

Dr Martin Poulter
Web Site Editor and Technical Developer

G.01 (25-27 Belgrave Road),
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 42 82443

Centre for Market and Public Organisation

Department of Accounting and Finance

Department of Economics

Department of Management

School of Economics, Finance and Management

Personal profile

In the Economics Network, I am the ICT Manager, responsible for content, programming and design for the Network's suite of web sites and social media. I have worked in this role, and its predecessors, since January 1997.

My content contributions to the Economics Network site include the Handbook guide "Using the Web to Teach Economics" and co-editing the Handbook for Economics Teaching Assistants. I have also been involved in bidding, delivering and advising Open Educational Resource projects including TRUE (Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics) and DeSTRESS (Depository of Statistical Resources for Social Sciences). I co-wrote the Internet Economist tutorial and have created interactive tutorials on utility theory and the law of demand and the Prisoner's Dilemma, and later a set of remixable interactive graphs to help in the teaching of statistics.

My PhD was done at the Philosophy Department of the University of Bristol and involves applying decision theory to the choice of opinion, and also defending the descriptive role of decision theory as a framework for explaining and predicting behaviour.

While based at Bristol I have also been the Wikimedia Ambassador for Jisc, on a project that explored co-working between academia and open content projects such as Wikipedia. This involved writing a chapter-length guide to crowdsourcing.





I am on the committee of Bristol Skeptics and give talks around the country on cults and critical thinking.

I have delivered a one-day workshop on Writing for the Web, and have co-ordinated and delivered training in contributing to Wikipedia. I have also given one-to-one training to academics on how to share teaching materials through wikis.

Latest publications

  1. Ayres, P, Poulter, M & Vaitilingam, R, 2006, ‘Economics in Action’.
  2. Poulter, M & Chalmers, D, 2005, ‘Using the Web to Teach Economics’. The Economics Network, University of Bristol
  3. Pomorina, I, Sloman, J & Poulter, M, 2005, ‘2004 National Students Survey’. Higher Education Academy
  4. Poulter, M, 2003, ‘Register of External Examiners in Economics’.
  5. Poulter, M, 2003, ‘Lessons from the Prisoner's Dilemma: An Interactive Tutorial’. Economics Network, University of Bristol
  6. Poulter, M, 2002, ‘Bringing Maths to Life the Easy Way’. in: Richard G Milter, Valerie S Perotti, Mien SR Segers (eds) EDiNEB 9: Educational innovation in economics and business (Annual conference) (9th : 2002 Jun : Guadalajara, Mexico). Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 76 - 76
  7. Poulter, M, 2001, ‘Utility, Substitution and Demand: an interactive tutorial’.
  8. Poulter, M & Mitchell, C, 2001, ‘Net efficiency: Internet information skills for economists and business managers’. in: Developments in Economics and Business Education 2001., pp. 0 - 0
  9. Mitchell, C, Poulter, M & Sharp, K, 2001, ‘Net Efficiency: Internet Information Skills for Economists and Business Managers’. in: EDINEB 8: Technology, Pedagogy and Innovation., pp. 0 - 0
  10. Poulter, M, 2001, ‘Setting up an Economics Web Site: A Beginner's Guide’. Computers in Higher Education Economics Review (CHEER), vol 15 n1., pp. 22 - 26
  11. Poulter, M, 2001, ‘Designing for Disabled Users: Principles and Pitfalls of Web Site Accessibility’. interact, vol 22., pp. 10 - 11
  12. Poulter, M & Sloman, J, 2000, ‘Catalogue of Online Learning and Teaching Material in Economics’. Economics LTSN, ILRT, University of Bristol
  13. Poulter, M & Miller, E, 2000, ‘The Internet Economist’. Economics LTSN, ILRT, University of Bristol
  14. Poulter, M, 2000, ‘PDF files: A Quick Guide for Economists’. Economics LTSN, ILRT, University of Bristol
  15. Poulter, M, Miller, E & Place, E, 2000, ‘Announcing the Internet Economist’. Computers in Higher Education Economics Review (CHEER), vol 14 (Issue 1)., pp. 23 - 24
  16. Poulter, M, Miller, E & Place, E, 2000, ‘Announcing the Internet Economist’. interact, vol 21., pp. 10 - 10
  17. Poulter, M, 2000, ‘Acronym Buster’. Computers in Higher Education Economics Review (CHEER), vol 14 (Issue 1)., pp. 14 - 17
  18. Mitchell, C, Sloman, J, Sachania, B & Poulter, M, 2000, ‘Economics Newsletter’. Economics LTSN Newsletter, August 2000, vol Issue 1.
  19. Mitchell, C & Poulter, M, 1999, ‘What do you want to know? Introducing the Advice and Answers section of the CTI Economics website’. UK Office for Library and Information Networking
  20. Poulter, M, Garland, K & O'Leary, R, 1999, ‘CTI Economics: Final Report’. Computers in Teaching Initiative
  21. Poulter, M, 1999, ‘What are Bookmarklets and how are they useful?’. CTI Economics, ILRT, University of Bristol
  22. Poulter, M & Meyer, P, 1999, ‘Integrating an Economics Glossary into any Website’. Computers in Higher Education Economics Review (CHEER), vol 13 (Issue 2)., pp. 19 - 20
  23. Poulter, M, 1999, ‘Philosophy on the Internet: A SOSIG Subject Guide’. SOSIG, ILRT, University of Bristol
  24. Poulter, M, 1999, ‘How do I put mathematical symbols and expressions into web pages?’. CTI Economics, ILRT, University of Bristol

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