Dr Matthew Hanchard

Department of Sociological Studies

Research Associate

Matthew Hanchard
m.s.hanchard@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Matthew Hanchard
Department of Sociological Studies
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield
S10 2TU
Profile

Matthew joined Sociological Studies (working within the iHuman institute ) in 2021 as a Research Associate on the Wellcome Trust funded 'Orphan drugs: high prices, access to medicines and the transformation of biopharmaceutical innovation’ project (219875/Z/19/Z).

Before joining the University of Sheffield, Matthew worked as a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow on an AHRC funded mixed methods digital humanities project ‘Beyond the Multiplex: audience for specialised film in the English regions’ (AH/P005780/2). Whilst there, He also lectured/taught on ‘Digital society’ and ‘Quantitative research methods in the social sciences’ and acted as co-investigator for a University of Glasgow-Sydney partnership collaboration award (PCA) project called ‘Smart publics: Public perceptions of smart street furniture in London and Glasgow.’

Prior to working at the University of Glasgow, Matthew gained a PhD in Human Geography at Newcastle University, an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures (Visual Sociology) at Goldsmiths, and a BA (hons) in Photography at the University of Derby. Throughout his MA and PhD, Matthew worked full-time in housing policy, software development and implementation, railway infrastructure maintenance planning, and as a graduate teaching assistant (in both the University of Sheffield school of sociological studies and in management studies). He also carried out research as a ‘young researcher’ for the EU COST funded action ‘Social Networks and Travel Behaviour’ (TU1305).

Research interests

Matthew is interested in the social consequences of technology, and in particular how digital technologies feature within our everyday lives. This ranges from examining how people conceive and make urban space meaningful through their use of different technologies, ranging from digital maps (e.g., Google Maps, Bing Maps, OpenStreetMap), mundane engagements with everyday technology such as smart-enabled street furniture or blockchain transactions and eCommerce – right through to understanding the politics and ethics of social media discourse surrounding critical topics like pharmaceutical intervention pricing. Matthew has a secondary interest in the creative industries, including screen cultures and media audiences, as well as visual sociology. Alongside these two areas of interest, Matthew has experience in developing novel methodologies, and enjoys debates around digital methods and data in particular. 

Matthew is open to collaborate, network, speak and/or review papers on any of his research interests:  

  • Cartography, GIS, and cartographic theory (map studies)
  • Critical data studies and data science 
  • Digital sociology / Digital geography 
  • Practice theory (from Bourdieu/Giddens to Reckwitz/Schatzki/Shove)  
  • Media audiences
  • Research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed, and novel) 
  • Science and technology studies
  • Screen cultures
  • Social network analysis (using Gephi, NodeXL, and/or R)
  • Transport studies and mobilities
  • Visual sociology
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Hanchard DMS (2019) Engaging digital maps: citizens’ uneven potential to effect change vs. the legitimation of an error-prone image of the world RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2019) Through falling in love it’s like he’s seeing this landscape, seeing that beauty RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2018) Developing a Computational Ontology from Mixed-Methods Research: A workflow and It’s challenges RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2015) Towards a digital sociology of cartography RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2015) STSM Scientific Report Presentation RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2012) Digital Cartography and users RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS () ’Modelling socio-cultural factors in film genre RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS () Digital Citizens and their use of Maps RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Wessels B, Humphy J, Gangneux J, Hanchard M, Chesher C, Joss S, Maalsen S, Merrington P, Dowling R, Goggin G & Horst H (2020) Public Perceptions of Smart Street Furniture in London and Glasgow: insights for Policy and Practice RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS, Hanchard M, Merrington P & Wessels B (2020) Beyond the Multiplex - Interim Findings Report - October 2019 RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Hanchard M (2020) Exploring the socio-demographics of screen choice for film-viewing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M (2019) Using NVivo to structure a computational ontology. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M (2015) How NVivo can help you conquer writer’s block. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M (2013) Towards a Digital Sociology of Cartography. RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Hanchard DMS Anchoring digital maps as rough guides. RIS download Bibtex download

Datasets

  • Higson A, Townsend N, Smits R, Merrington P, Hanchard M, Forrest D, Pidd M, Wessels B & Yates S (2020) Beyond the Multiplex-Policy and Industry document analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M (2020) Anchoring digital maps. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2019) Beyond the Multiplex - Audience Member Interview. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard DMS (2019) Beyond the Multiplex: R script for Latent Class Analyses. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Forrest D, Merrington P, Hanchard M, Higson A, Pidd M, Townsend N, Smits R, Wessels B & Yates S (2019) Beyond the Multiplex-Film Elicitation. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yates S, Hanchard M, Merrington P, Higson A, Forrest D, Pidd M, Smits R, Townsend N & Wessels B (2019) Beyond the Multiplex-Three-wave Survey. RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Forrest D & Hanchard M " Through Falling in Love It’s Like He’s Seeing This Landscape, Seeing That Beauty": The Film Worlds of’God’s Own Country’. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Forrest D, Hanchard M, Higson A, Merrington P, Pidd M, Rogers K, Smits R, Townsend N, Wessels B & Yates S Using a Computational Ontology and Mixed-Methods in Conceptualising Film Audiences. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yates S & Hanchard M Modelling Socio-Cultural Factors in Film Genre Preferences: Empirically Comparing Bourdieu, Bauman and Goldthorpe. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M & Merrington P Developing a Computational Ontology from Mixed-Methods Research: A Workflow and Its Challenges. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Engaging Digital Maps: Citizens’ Uneven Potential to Effect Change vs. the Legitimation of an Error-prone Image of the World. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M & Merrington P Using Data Ontology to Understand the Relational Dynamics of Film Audiences. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Digital Citizens and their Use of Maps: How Digital Technologies Increase and Restrict Individual Agency in Everyday Life. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Rough Guides: Does Situated Deferral to Defaults Anchor Action?. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Location-based Services and Urban Navigation: a Qualitative Investigation of Transport Use in Oslo. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Practice Hacks: Exploring the Centrality of Materials in Social Change. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M Practised Curation: How Power Distributed Through Digital Maps Anchors Everyday Life. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hanchard M PhD Overview. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Hanchard DMS, Pidd M, Rogers K, Hanchard M, Merrington P, Forrest D, Higson A, Smits R, Townsend N, Wessels B & Yates S (2020) Beyond the Multiplex: Ontology. University of Glasgow. RIS download Bibtex download