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About Dr Chris Hart

Chris Hart is an experienced doctorate and master’s supervisor. He has made contributions to the UKGrad network and the Society for Research into Higher Education.

Chris Hart is an experienced research bid writer. He has obtained funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Board for Master students, the Economic & Social Research Council for PhD students and funding for international research projects with commercial and charity organisations. Chris has also been active assisting charities and faith groups to obtain grants to support their work in local communities.

Chris Hart has been an active research director on the international stage. In 2011 Chris with colleagues from the University of Brighton was one of the research directors and principal researchers investigating the economic and cultural impact of historic vehicle communities on the UK (market study). Questionnaire survey to was undertaken to 260,000 individual club members, 350 clubs and 4,000 businesses. The presentation of finding was given at the House of Parliament on the 6th December, 2011 and AGM of the FBHVC. Total value of this project £120,000 from private sources.

In 2006 Chris was Research Director and Project Co-ordinator: (Mr Geoff Smith: Project Manager and driver) on the international research project undertaken for FIVA - 2004-2007. This was a Pan-European research project investigating the historic vehicle markets in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungry, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. With the team I designed the research, constructed the questionnaires (four) - 800,000 questionnaires. I undertook all the statistical data aggregation and analysis. Along with colleagues I wrote the research reports for each country, a meta-report and presented the results at an international meeting in Brussels, guests included members of the EC Transport Commission, Environment, etc. Funding for this research came from non-governmental bodies and industry (value approx. €1.3 million) including VW, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz and the University of Brighton (Dr Paul Frost). I was part of a small team of three which obtained the necessary funding and support from the motor manufacturers. Other non-governmental organisations also gave support.

Chris Hart is a prodigious researcher and writer. Chris has written books on research such as Literature Reviewing, Doing a Masters Dissertation and Literature Searching. He has also written books on Englishness and Identity, The Chicago School of Sociology, Talcott Parsons, Heroines and Heroes, World War 2 and the Media and World War 1 and Entertainments.

The next major publication by Chris and his colleague Simon Morrison, to be published in 2021, is Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave.

Research

Chris Hart’s research and publishing activities are broad-based rather than singular. Current research projects include: examining the influence of Pink Floyd from an international perspective, researching the role of the car radio/audio in the consumption of popular music, looking into the place of popular entertainments during the First World War and at the technical and social aspects of detective dramas broadcast on British television between 1950 and 1983.

Forthcoming publications include:

Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave. Due 2021.

Doing Your Production Dissertation: Research into practice. London: Sage. Due 2022.

Detective Dramas 1960s-80s: The surreal, supernatural and gentlemen and gentlewomen righter of wrongs. Due 2023.

Published Work

Hart, C.  and Morrison, S. A. (Editors) (2021). Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave.

Hart, C. and Morrison, S A. (2021). ‘Introduction. "What Happened to the Post-War Dream?" The Story behind the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd’. In, Hart, C. and Morrison, S. A. (Eds.). Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave.

Hart, C. (2019). ‘Nostalgia, Lament and Trauma in Successive Pink Floyd Albums’. In, Hart, C. and Morrison, S. A. (Eds.). (2019). Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave. Chapter 22.

Seker, C. and Hart, C. (2021). ‘Visual Coverscapes: Why Pink Floyd album covers don’t have types’. In Hart, C. and Morrison, S. A. (eds.). Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave. Chapter 19.

Sarenius, V-M, Tumanyan, M. and Hart, C. (2021). ‘Temporal Structuration’, In Hart, C. and Morrison, S. A. (Eds.) Pink Floyd’s The Wall’. Pink Floyd: Tear Down The Wall: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation of the Music and Significance of Pink Floyd. London: Palgrave. Chapter 24

Hart, C. (2018). Doing Your Literature Review. Releasing the research imagination. 2nd edn London: Sage/OU. Isbn 9781526419217. Hart, C. (Editor) (2018). Editor. World War I. Media, entertainments & Popular culture. Manchester: Midrash. Isbn 978-1-905984-21-3. Pages 435.

Hart, C. (2018). ‘Introduction’. In World War I. Media, entertainments & Popular culture. Manchester: Midrash. Isbn 978-1-905984-21-3. Pages 9-45.

Hart, C. (2018). ‘Remember Scarborough. Reactive propaganda as natural ethics’. In Hart, C. World War I. Media, entertainments & Popular culture. Manchester: Midrash. Isbn 978-1-905984-21-3. Pages 69-101.

Hart, C., Hodgson, G. and Roberts, S.G. Editors. (2014) World War II & the media. Manchester: Midrash/University of Chester Press. isbn 978-1-910481-00-4.

Hart, C. (2014). ‘Mrs Miniver (1942): Moral Identity and Creation of the Other’. In, Hart, C., Hodgson, G. and Roberts, S.G. (Eds.). World War II & the media. Manchester: Midrash/University of Chester Press. isbn 978-1-910481-00-4. Pages19-45.

Hart, C. (2011). Research Report. The Economic and Cultural Impact of Historic Vehicle Communities in the UK. London: Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs/ Midrash. Presentation of finding to Houses of Parliament select committees (various) September 2011. Used by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2014 as part of budget decisions regarding vehicle excise duty.

Hart, C. Ed. (2010).  The Legacy of the Chicago School of Sociology. Midrash isbn 9781905984145. Pages 250.

Hart, C. Ed. (2009).  Talcott Parsons: theory, development, and applications Essays examining the relevance of Parsonian theory in the 21st Century. Midrash isbn 97819505984138.  Pages 350.

Hart, C. (2008). ‘Searching and Reviewing the Literature and Information Skills’. In, Hall G. and Longman, J. (Editors.). (2008). The Postgraduate's Companion, London: UKGrad and Sage.  

Hart, C. (2008). Heroines and Heroes: symbolism, embodiment, narratives and identity. Manchester: Midrash. 

Hart, Chris. (ed.). (2008). ‘The English Christian Hero: Nelson of Trafalgar’.   Heroines and Heroes: symbolism, embodiment, narratives and identity. Midrash Publishing isbn 9780955124402 Pages 193.

Hart, C. Ed. (2007).  Englishness:  diversity, differences & identity. Manchester: Midrash. isbn 9780955124402. Pages 193.

Hart, Chris.  (2005). Doing Your Master’s Dissertation: realising your potential as a social scientist. London: Sage. isbn 07619 4216. Pages 481.

Hart. C. (2004-7). Research reports for: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungry, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and combined report for the EU Trading Zone. All in the language and currency of the individual countries. Presented in Brussels to EU Commissions (environment, competition, economic & financial affairs, etc.), Brussels Town Hall, December 2007.

Hart, C. (ed.). (2003) Proceedings Englishness: past, present and future.  Conference UCE 8th-10 July, 2003. ISBN 0904354563

Hart, C. (2001).  Doing a Literature Search: a guide for the social sciences.  London: Sage.  ISBN 0 761 6809 1. Pages 194

Hart, C. (1998) Doing a literature review: releasing the social science research imagination. London: Sage  isbn 0 7619 5974 2  Set book Open University Social Science Masters.  Pages 230

Hart, C.  (1997). Preserving the Past for the Future: Survey of the historic vehicle movement in Britain.  Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. Manchester: Midrash. isbn 1 902213 00 9. 

Qualifications

  • BA (HONS) Social Sciences and Humanities
  • MA (ECONOMICS)
  • Doctorate (Advertising and Linguistics)
  • HEA Fellow