Dr Matthew Hanchard

  • Research Associate (Sociology)

Biography

  • PhD Newcastle University
  • MA Goldsmiths, University of London
  • BA (Hons) University of Derby

Matthew sits at the intersection of digital sociology, data science, and urban studies. He is currently focussed on two projects: (1) as a Research Associate for the AHRC (AH/P005780/1) ‘BeyondtheMultiplex’ digital humanities project he works with an interdisciplinary team to expand regional audiences for specialised film. This entails developing a computational ontology and graph database inductively (ground-up) from mixed-methods research, and writing both to inform policy and generate theory; (2) Matthew is also Co-Investigator for a collaborative project between the Universities of Glasgow and Sydney called ‘SmartPublics’. The project focusses on the policy, governance, and socio-cultural implications of converting existing street furniture (e.g. benches and telephone boxes) into 5G enabled smart technologies (e.g. StrawberryEnergy smartbenches and BT InLink kiosks).

Prior to joining Glasgow, Matthew worked as a Research Assistant for Newcastle University, where he completed his PhD on digital maps (Geography, Politics, and Sociology). He previously taught in sociological studies and management studies at the University of Sheffield, and has conducting interdisciplinary research for the EU as part of COST-funded project (TU1305) on ‘Social Networks and Travel Behaviour.’ Prior to joining academia, Matthew accrued over 15 years of experience working in social housing policy, IT software development, and railway infrastructure maintenance planning, and shopfitting.

Matthew is open to speak, collaborate, or network on matters surrounding any of his research interests:  

  • Audience and audience reception studies (media studies)
  • Cartography, GIS, and cartographic theory (map studies)
  • Data science and data politics
  • Digital sociology and digital geography
  • Practice theory (from Bourdieu/Giddens to Reckwitz/Schatzki/Shove)  
  • Research methodologies
  • Transport studies and mobilities paradigm research
  • Urban sociology
  • Visual sociology, visual studies, and photography

Publications

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Number of items: 28.

2020

Wessels, B. et al. (2020) Smart Publics: Public Perceptions of Smart Street Furniture in London and Glasgow: Insights for Policy and Practice. Project Report. The University of Sydney and The University of Glasgow.

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. and Wessels, B. (2020) Being part of an audience: patterns of contemporary film audience experience. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Hanchard, M. (2020) Exploring the socio-demographics of screen choice for film-viewing. [Website]

Merrington, P. , Hanchard, M. and Wessels, B. (2020) Inequalities in regional film exhibition: policy, place and audiences. Journal of British Cinema and Television, (In Press)

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. , Wessels, B. , Rogers, K. , Pidd, M. , Yates, S. , Forrest, D. , Higson, A. , Townsend, N. and Smiths, R. (2020) Developing a computational ontology to understand the relational aspects of audience formation. Emerald Open Research, 1, 5. (doi: 10.35241/emeraldopenres.13465.1)

2019

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. , Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2019) Exploring contemporary patterns of cultural consumption: offline and online film watching in the UK. Emerald Open Research, 1, 16. (doi: 10.35241/emeraldopenres.13196.1)

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. and Wessels, B. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex: Interim Findings Report - October 2019. Project Report. Beyond The Multiplex.

Julsrud, T. and Hanchard, M. (2019) Social networks in transit: exploring the development of new network-based travel practices. In: Plaut, P. O. and Shach-Pinsly, D. (eds.) Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments. Series: Transport and society. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138594630 (In Press)

Forrest, D. , Hanchard, M. , Higson, A. , Merrington, P. , Pidd, M. , Rogers, K. , Smits, R. , Townsend, N. , Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2019) Using a Computational Ontology and Mixed-Methods in Conceptualising Film Audiences. International Association of Media and Communications Research Conference (IAMCR 2019), Madrid, Spain, 7-11 July 2019.

Hanchard, M. (2019) Engaging Digital Maps: Citizens’ Uneven Potential to Effect Change vs. the Legitimation of an Error-prone Image of the World. International Association of Media and Communications Research Conference (IAMCR 2019), Madrid, Spain, 7-11 July 2019.

Forrest, D. and Hanchard, M. (2019) "Through Falling in Love It’s Like He’s Seeing This Landscape, Seeing That Beauty": The Film Worlds of 'God’s Own Country'. British Association of Film, Television, and Screen Studies Annual Conference (BAFTSS 2019), Birmingham, UK, 25-27 April 2019.

Yates, S. and Hanchard, M. (2019) Modelling Socio-Cultural Factors in Film Genre Preferences: Empirically Comparing Bourdieu, Bauman and Goldthorpe. Liverpool Film Seminar Series, Liverpool, UK, 4th March 2019.

Hanchard, M. (2019) Using NVivo to structure a computational ontology. [Website]

Hanchard, M. and Merrington, P. (2019) Developing a Computational Ontology from Mixed-Methods Research: A Workflow and Its Challenges. In: Digital Humanities Congress 2018, Sheffield, UK, 6-8 Sep 2018,

Merrington, P. , Hanchard, M. , Wessels, B. , Pidd, M. , Rogers, K. , Forrest, D. , Higson, A. , Smits, R. , Townsend, N. and Yates, S. (2019) Using mixed-methods, a data model and a computational ontology in film audience research. Cultural Trends, 28(2-3), pp. 118-131. (doi: 10.1080/09548963.2019.1617934)

2018

Hanchard, M. and Merrington, P. (2018) Using Data Ontology to Understand the Relational Dynamics of Film Audiences. Digital Humanities Congress 2018, Sheffield, UK, 6-8 Sep 2018.

Hanchard, M. (2018) Digital maps and anchored time: the case for practice theory. In: Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Gekker, A., Hind, S., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D. (eds.) Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 154-172. ISBN 9781526122537

2017

Hanchard, M. (2017) Digital Citizens and their Use of Maps: How Digital Technologies Increase and Restrict Individual Agency in Everyday Life. Citizenship in an Era of Fragility, Newcastle, UK, 15 Mar 2017.

2016

Hanchard, M. (2016) Practice Hacks: Exploring the Centrality of Materials in Social Change. EASST 2016: Science and Technology by Other Means – Exploring Collectives, Spaces and Futures, Barcelona, Spain, 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Practised Curation: How Power Distributed Through Digital Maps Anchors Everyday Life. 2016 London School of Economics Media and Communications PhD Symposium, London, UK, 30 Jun 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Location-based Services and Urban Navigation: a Qualitative Investigation of Transport Use in Oslo. Annual Meeting of the COST Action Members on TU1305, Bucharest, Romania, 18-19 May 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Rough Guides: Does Situated Deferral to Defaults Anchor Action? Science and Technology Studies (STS) Symposium and Workshop, Sheffield, UK, Jan 2016.

2015

Hanchard, M. (2015) Location-based Services and Urban Navigation: a Qualitative Investigation of Transport Use in Oslo. Project Report. COST Office, Brussels.

Hanchard, M. (2015) PhD Overview. Empathy and Trust in Online Communication (EMoTICON) Workshop, Leeds, UK, 09 Sep 2015.

Hanchard, M. (2015) How NVivo can help you conquer writer’s block. [Website]

Hanchard, M. (2015) Towards a Digital Sociology of Cartography. ECI & Young Researchers' Session at the Annual Meeting of the COST Action TU1305, Budapest, Hungary, 01 Jun 2015.

2012

Hanchard, M. (2012) Digital Cartography and Users. Representation and Participation Postgraduate Conference, Sheffield, UK, 30 May 2012.

2010

Hanchard, M. (2010) Google Street-View: shaping the identity of spaces. Street Signs, 2010(Spring), pp. 26-27.

This list was generated on Wed Sep 23 22:26:20 2020 BST.
Number of items: 28.

Articles

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. and Wessels, B. (2020) Being part of an audience: patterns of contemporary film audience experience. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, (Accepted for Publication)

Merrington, P. , Hanchard, M. and Wessels, B. (2020) Inequalities in regional film exhibition: policy, place and audiences. Journal of British Cinema and Television, (In Press)

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. , Wessels, B. , Rogers, K. , Pidd, M. , Yates, S. , Forrest, D. , Higson, A. , Townsend, N. and Smiths, R. (2020) Developing a computational ontology to understand the relational aspects of audience formation. Emerald Open Research, 1, 5. (doi: 10.35241/emeraldopenres.13465.1)

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. , Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2019) Exploring contemporary patterns of cultural consumption: offline and online film watching in the UK. Emerald Open Research, 1, 16. (doi: 10.35241/emeraldopenres.13196.1)

Merrington, P. , Hanchard, M. , Wessels, B. , Pidd, M. , Rogers, K. , Forrest, D. , Higson, A. , Smits, R. , Townsend, N. and Yates, S. (2019) Using mixed-methods, a data model and a computational ontology in film audience research. Cultural Trends, 28(2-3), pp. 118-131. (doi: 10.1080/09548963.2019.1617934)

Hanchard, M. (2010) Google Street-View: shaping the identity of spaces. Street Signs, 2010(Spring), pp. 26-27.

Book Sections

Julsrud, T. and Hanchard, M. (2019) Social networks in transit: exploring the development of new network-based travel practices. In: Plaut, P. O. and Shach-Pinsly, D. (eds.) Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments. Series: Transport and society. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138594630 (In Press)

Hanchard, M. (2018) Digital maps and anchored time: the case for practice theory. In: Lammes, S., Perkins, C., Gekker, A., Hind, S., Wilmott, C. and Evans, D. (eds.) Time for Mapping: Cartographic Temporalities. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 154-172. ISBN 9781526122537

Research Reports or Papers

Wessels, B. et al. (2020) Smart Publics: Public Perceptions of Smart Street Furniture in London and Glasgow: Insights for Policy and Practice. Project Report. The University of Sydney and The University of Glasgow.

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. and Wessels, B. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex: Interim Findings Report - October 2019. Project Report. Beyond The Multiplex.

Hanchard, M. (2015) Location-based Services and Urban Navigation: a Qualitative Investigation of Transport Use in Oslo. Project Report. COST Office, Brussels.

Conference or Workshop Item

Forrest, D. , Hanchard, M. , Higson, A. , Merrington, P. , Pidd, M. , Rogers, K. , Smits, R. , Townsend, N. , Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2019) Using a Computational Ontology and Mixed-Methods in Conceptualising Film Audiences. International Association of Media and Communications Research Conference (IAMCR 2019), Madrid, Spain, 7-11 July 2019.

Hanchard, M. (2019) Engaging Digital Maps: Citizens’ Uneven Potential to Effect Change vs. the Legitimation of an Error-prone Image of the World. International Association of Media and Communications Research Conference (IAMCR 2019), Madrid, Spain, 7-11 July 2019.

Forrest, D. and Hanchard, M. (2019) "Through Falling in Love It’s Like He’s Seeing This Landscape, Seeing That Beauty": The Film Worlds of 'God’s Own Country'. British Association of Film, Television, and Screen Studies Annual Conference (BAFTSS 2019), Birmingham, UK, 25-27 April 2019.

Yates, S. and Hanchard, M. (2019) Modelling Socio-Cultural Factors in Film Genre Preferences: Empirically Comparing Bourdieu, Bauman and Goldthorpe. Liverpool Film Seminar Series, Liverpool, UK, 4th March 2019.

Hanchard, M. and Merrington, P. (2018) Using Data Ontology to Understand the Relational Dynamics of Film Audiences. Digital Humanities Congress 2018, Sheffield, UK, 6-8 Sep 2018.

Hanchard, M. (2017) Digital Citizens and their Use of Maps: How Digital Technologies Increase and Restrict Individual Agency in Everyday Life. Citizenship in an Era of Fragility, Newcastle, UK, 15 Mar 2017.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Practice Hacks: Exploring the Centrality of Materials in Social Change. EASST 2016: Science and Technology by Other Means – Exploring Collectives, Spaces and Futures, Barcelona, Spain, 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Practised Curation: How Power Distributed Through Digital Maps Anchors Everyday Life. 2016 London School of Economics Media and Communications PhD Symposium, London, UK, 30 Jun 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Location-based Services and Urban Navigation: a Qualitative Investigation of Transport Use in Oslo. Annual Meeting of the COST Action Members on TU1305, Bucharest, Romania, 18-19 May 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2016) Rough Guides: Does Situated Deferral to Defaults Anchor Action? Science and Technology Studies (STS) Symposium and Workshop, Sheffield, UK, Jan 2016.

Hanchard, M. (2015) PhD Overview. Empathy and Trust in Online Communication (EMoTICON) Workshop, Leeds, UK, 09 Sep 2015.

Hanchard, M. (2015) Towards a Digital Sociology of Cartography. ECI & Young Researchers' Session at the Annual Meeting of the COST Action TU1305, Budapest, Hungary, 01 Jun 2015.

Hanchard, M. (2012) Digital Cartography and Users. Representation and Participation Postgraduate Conference, Sheffield, UK, 30 May 2012.

Conference Proceedings

Hanchard, M. and Merrington, P. (2019) Developing a Computational Ontology from Mixed-Methods Research: A Workflow and Its Challenges. In: Digital Humanities Congress 2018, Sheffield, UK, 6-8 Sep 2018,

Website

Hanchard, M. (2020) Exploring the socio-demographics of screen choice for film-viewing. [Website]

Hanchard, M. (2019) Using NVivo to structure a computational ontology. [Website]

Hanchard, M. (2015) How NVivo can help you conquer writer’s block. [Website]

This list was generated on Wed Sep 23 22:26:20 2020 BST.

Research datasets

Jump to: 2020 | 2019
Number of items: 9.

2020

Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. and Wessels, B. (2020) Beyond the Multiplex - Interim Findings Report - October 2019. [Data Collection]

Pidd, M. , Rogers, K. , Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P. , Forrest, D. , Higson, A. , Smits, R. , Townsend, N., Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2020) Beyond the Multiplex: Ontology. [Data Collection]

Higson, A., Townsend, N., Smits, R., Merrington, P., Hanchard, M. , Forrest, D., Pidd, M., Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2020) Beyond the Multiplex - Expert interview. [Data Collection]

Higson, A., Townsend, N., Smits, R., Merrington, P., Hanchard, M. , Forrest, D., Pidd, M., Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2020) Beyond the Multiplex - Policy and Industry document analysis. [Data Collection]

2019

Forrest, D., Merrington, P., Hanchard, M. , Higson, A., Pidd, M., Townsend, N., Smits, R., Wessels, B. and Yates, S. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex - Film Elicitation. [Data Collection]

Wessels, B. , Merrington, P., Hanchard, M. , Higson, A., Forrest, D., Pidd, M., Smits, R., Townsend, N. and Yates, S. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex - Audience Member Interview. [Data Collection]

Yates, S., Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P., Higson, A., Forrest, D., Pidd, M., Smits, R., Townsend, N. and Wessels, B. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex - Three-wave Survey. [Data Collection]

Yates, S., Wessels, B. , Higson, A., Forrest, D., Pidd, M., Hanchard, M. , Merrington, P., Townend, N. and Smits, R. (2019) Beyond the Multiplex: R script for Latent Class Analyses. [Data Collection]

Hanchard, M. (2019) Opening our eyes: how film contributes to the culture of the UK - Appendix 4: Cultural consumption survey data. [Data Collection]

This list was generated on Wed Sep 23 22:25:57 2020 BST.