Staff Profile:Chris Harty

Name:
Professor Chris Harty
Job Title:
Head of School
Responsibilities:

Head of School (From 1st August 2017).
Professor of Technology and Organisation (from 1st August 2015). Full time T/R.

Qualifications:

  • October 2012: Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Reading. Merit. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy from December 2012. 
  • September 2000 - May 2005: PhD, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University. Funded through an ESRC CASE award. Supervisors Prof. Elizabeth Shove and Prof. Luis Araujo. External examiner Prof. Mike Bresnen. 
  • September 1999 - August 2000: MA in Contemporary Sociology, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University.  
  • September 1996 - June 1999: BA (Hons) in Combined Studies (First Class Honours); Sociology, History and English at University of Northumbria. Awarded the Tempest Prize for overall academic achievement.
Areas of Interest:

Chris' research focuses on the interactions between organisations, people and technology that constitutes socio-technical systems, and on understanding the ways that new practices and ways of using and working emerge and are shaped through engagement with new technologies. At the centre of this approach is understanding current practice, as well as the potential of new technologies. His work draws on a range of sociological concepts and methodologies, especially the area of science and technology studies. He has conducted studies of technology implementation and use on major construction projects, including the fifth terminal at Heathrow airport, and the Barts and the London Hospitals in central London.Chris is keen to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to discuss potential PhD projects, around the areas of the effects and consequences of information technology on practices and organisational forms in construction, the role of information and knowledge management in the sector and, more generally, qualitative and sociologically oriented studies of engineering and construction practice.

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Contact Details

Email:
c.f.harty@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8199
Building:
116 Chancellor's Building

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