Martin Lee-Gosselin is Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of Planning at Université Laval, Québec, Canada, where he taught from 1990 to 2007. Since 2006, he is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London, and in 2007-2008 was Chercheur CNRS invité at the Université de Strasbourg.
From 1970 until joining Université Laval in 1990, Martin held positions in university research, state government and the private sector in Canada, USA, and the UK, including seven years as Research Director for the Office of the Secretary of State of Michigan. He specialises in survey, analysis and evaluation methods to investigate activity/travel behaviour, both as it exists now, and in response to future changes in policy or the availability of alternative energy, vehicle and telecommunications technologies.
From 2000-2006, Martin was the principal investigator of PROCESSUS, a major international network research programme on the behavioural foundations of integrated land-use, transport and environment models, funded principally by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Ministry of Transport of Québec. He has published extensively on the behavioural, energy efficiency, environmental and safety aspects of transport, and has served on various national and international commissions and working groups, including for the Canadian government, OECD and the Japanese institute IATSS. Martin was a member of the US Surface Transportation Environmental Cooperative Research Program Advisory Board, its only non-US appointee (1999-2002). He was also a thematic co-chair in the field of transport impacts for STELLA, the transatlantic network on sustainable transport research funded by the European Commission, the US National Science Foundation and Transport Canada (2003-2007), and was elected as co-chair of the triennial International Conferences on Transport Survey Methods in France (2008) and Chile (2011).
Martin continues to act as an advisor to interdisciplinary research organisations, among which is the External Advisory Board (since 2015) of the European Union project Congestion Reduction in Europe: Advancing Transport Efficiency (CREATE) hosted by University College London, as well as the coordinating group charged since 2014 with developing a radical redesign of the Transportation Tomorrow Survey, the primary source of household travel data in the Greater Toronto region since 1986.