Chris Hastie

Chris Hastie
Coventry University | CU · Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)


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My PhD research investigates engagement and equality in the delivery of community fire safety interventions by a fire service. Using mixed methods I aim to identify which communities experience poorer outcomes and investigate the mechanism by which inequality arises.
September 2012 - September 2013
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • Public Management


Publications (4)
In the aftermath of the disaster at Grenfell Tower there have been allegations that the local council failed to listen to warnings from residents about the potential fire risk in the building, along with other examples of attempts by the council to avoid dialogue. While these apparent failings of the council may be extreme examples, they are not is...
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Abstract: The relationship between public services and those whom they serve has huge capacity to affect the way in which social change occurs and the efficacy of policy interventions. Born originally in a desire to better understand marked inequalities in the way that accidental fire is distributed through society, and conceptualising this as an i...
Despite the considerable reduction in rates of fire that have been seen in the UK in recent years analysis of three years of service data from a large UK fire service reveals that there continue to be striking inequalities in the way in which fire is distributed through society. The use of principal component analysis (PCA) and ordinary least squar...
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This poster summarises the barriers to community engagement that I found during 8 months of ethnographic fieldwork in one disadvantaged area in Coventry


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