Publications and conferences


Peer reviewed

Hastie, C. and Searle, R. (2016) ‘Socio-Economic and Demographic Predictors of Accidental Dwelling Fire Rates’. Fire Safety Journal 84, 50–56. doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2016.07.002
Hastie, C. (2018) ‘The perpetuation of inequality: the role of community engagement’. Sociological Research Online. doi:10.1177/1360780418780043


Hastie, C. (2017) Community Engagement and Its Role in Fire Prevention in a West Midlands Neighbourhood. PhD Thesis. Coventry: Coventry University. Available from

Selected other publications

Hastie, C. (2017) ‘After Grenfell, Local Authorities Must Break the Link between Fire and Inequality’. The Conversation [online] 20 June. Available from

Hastie, C. (2017) ‘Grenfell’s Tragedy Is a Worldwide Truth: Fire Is an Inequality Issue’. The Guardian [online] 11 July. Available from

Hastie, C. (2017) ‘As Fire Services Get Closer to the Police, They Risk Losing People’s Trust’. The Guardian [online] 11 August. Available from

Henry, N., Broughton, K., Hastie, C., and Barker, V. (2017) Business Support and the Cultural and Creative Sector in England and Scotland: A Review. London: Creative United & Coventry University. Available from

Conference presentations

British Sociological Association annual conference—Recovering the Social: Personal Troubles and Public Issues
University of Manchester. April 4, 2017
9th ENQUIRE Conference—Inequalities and Social Research
Univsersity of Nottingham. February 25, 2017
Institute of Fire Engineers R&D conference: RE16
Birmingham. November 15, 2016
Prevention: the evidence
Fire Services College. November 17, 2015
Institute of Fire Engineers R&D conference: RE14
Fire Services College. November 13, 2014
Social Relations, Transformation and Trust
Coventry University. March 29, 2014