Staff Profile


Dr Matthew Ogilvie

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Law, Policing and Social Sciences

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922370

Profile summary

I work in the field of political sociology within the sociology programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. I previously worked at the University of Kent as a sessional lecturer and undergraduate tutor. I have broad multidisciplinary interests, mainly covering sociology, politics and social psychology, which are united by my interest in social movement theory, socio-political protest and citizenship. My current research interests include the empirical analysis of local conflict over the siting of energy infrastructure, and NIMBY theory.

I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent respectively between 2001 and 2012. My qualifications are:

BA (Hons) Applied Social Science (First Class) (Departmental Prize for Outstanding Achievement)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
MSc Environmental Social Science (Merit)
MA Methods of Social Research (Distinction)
PhD Political Sociology

I am currently Level VI coordinator and convene four modules within the sociology programme: Theorising Citizenship; Citizenship and Protest; Globalisation and the Environment; and the Individual Studies suite.

Research and knowledge exchange

PhD supervision

Dr Razia Shariff Reclaiming the collective agency capability of civil society (with Professor David Bates, Politics and IR)

Asmaa Kaddour-Trea The UK Conservative Government’s Climate Change and Energy Policy: neo-pluralism or multiple elitism? (with Dr Jennie Bristow, Sociology)
Tom Sharkey Postanarchist alternatives to late modern capitalism (with Professor David Bates, Politics and IR)
Klara Jurstakova Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia: Crowd mobilization in a repressive regime, and its long-term legacy (with Dr Evangelos Ntontis, Psychology)

Teaching and subject expertise

Political sociology, citizenship, social movement theory, local protest, environmentalism and NIMBY theory.

External activities

External Positions
Associate Editor, Contention: the Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Social Protest
Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Other activities
Evaluation of the Big Lottery funded ‘Swale Women Empowering Women’ project (2013) with Dr Sarah Cant and Dr Julia Carter.
Paper at Renewable UK's 2013 Annual Conference: Solving Onshore Wind Energy Disputes: Lessons from the Psychology of Conflict Resolution with Dr Masi Noor
External Supervisor for Cambridge University’s Masters in Sustainability Leadership (2013)
Organiser of ‘Fracking in the UK’ (2014), Public Debate on Fracking, as part of Sociology’s Engaging Sociology Initiative
Joint Lead on CCCU’s Activism Research Network with Professor David Bates
Joint Organiser, Fracking with Nature (2015) Palmerstone Committee Room, House of Commons with Professor David Bates and GlobalNet21
Paper at 19th Annual Alternative Futures and Popular Protest Conference with Professor David Bates and Emma Pole: 'Occupy in Theory and Practice'
Joint Organiser of the Activism Research Transformation Workshop (2015) with Professor David Bates

Publications and research outputs

Ogilvie, M. and Rootes, C. (2015) The Impact of Local Campaigns against Wind Energy Developments. Environmental Politics. Vol. 24, Issues 6. 
Keil, S. Bates, D. and Ogilvie, M. (2015) Social Protest, Political Change and Democratisation in the Ukraine. In: Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent. Price, S. and Sanz Sabido, R. Rowman and Littlefield.
Bates, D., Ogilvie, M. and Pole, E., (2016) Occupy: in theory and practice. Critical Discourse Studies 13(3)
Ogilvie, M. and Rootes, C. (2016) The British anti-wind Farm and anti-fracking movements: a comparative analysis.In: Sites of Protest. Price, S. and Sanz Sabido, R. Rowman and Littlefield.
Ogilvie, M., (2017) Private Politics in the Garden of England. Contention. 5(2).


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