Dr Martin Hyde is an Associate Professor in Gerontology at Swansea University. His main research interests are on ageing and later life and he has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and consumption in later life. His recent book ‘Ageing and Globalization’ with Prof Paul Higgs is published by Policy Press. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH). 


  1. Hyde, M., , M., , M., Henkens, K., Platts, L., Pritchard, K., & Reed, C.
  2. Hyde, M., Singh Chungkham , H., & Ladusingh, L. Policy Press
  3. Hyde, M. Ageing and spatial equality. Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives (pp. 293-310). Routledge
  4. Hyde, M. & Dingemans, E. Hidden in Plain Sight? Does Stricter Employment Protection Legislation Lead to an Increased Risk of Hidden Unemployment in Later Life?. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(3), 231-242.

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  • ASPM01 Ageing in a Global Context

    This module provides students with an introduction to population ageing as a national, regional and global phenomenon. It will help them gain an appreciation of its implications for the health, social care and social policy sectors in areas such as retirement, intergenerational relations and family. The module will also help students develop a critical appreciation of some of the key debates raised by population ageing in the wider global context.


  • The Development of an Indoor Environmental Assessment Tool for People with Mild to Moderate Dementia living in nursing homes, residential homes, sheltered housing and extra care housing. (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Nash
    Other supervisor: Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby
  • Assessing the Relationship of Concessionary Bus Pass Use and Health for Older People in Wales (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Charles Musselwhite
  • The role of social support networks in the dementia literacy of older adults in Wales. (awarded 2019)

    Other supervisor: Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby
    Other supervisor: Prof Vanessa Burholt
    Other supervisor: Prof Norah Keating

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Nya förväntningar - ny balans? Om balans och konflikt mellan arbete och privatliv i Sverige 2013 - 2015

    , with Baltzer M & Leineweber C. , AFA #120130: 2,870,000 SEK