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'A Managed Heart in relation to storytelling: how education policy shapes young people's perceptions of emotion.' International Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria, July 2016.

'Millie's sock: investigating connections between the interpretation of oral storytelling, text and schooling ’. Guest speaker for the Critical Literacy, Storytelling and Creative Drama Group, Nicolson Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, US. July 2015.

'Storytelling as a Trigger for Sharing Conversations', Invited speaker Neighbourhood Bridges, Minneapolis, USA. September 2014.


'Storytelling with Young People: Civilisation, Creation and Subversion.' Invited speaker to panel discussion at Loughborough University, May 2016.

‘Storytelling Research: The Toy Princess.’ Invited speaker at The Well at the World’s End: Storytelling, Health & Wellbeing (Research Symposium), St Donat’s Castle, Wales, July 2014

‘The Genie of Pig Wood: Research Inspired Creative Writing.’ Annual Anthropology Conference, Edinburgh, June 2014

‘The Narrative of Education: A Changing Force in Society?’ Education, Emotions and the Future Symposium, University of Leicester, January 2014

‘Climbing the Beanstalk: Self-worth and Education’ BSA Education Conference, London, September 2013

‘Storytelling and Adolescents.’ Warwick Research Café, University of Warwick, Coventry, May 2013

‘Storytelling Summer School Pitch for Postgraduate Researcher Enterprise Programme Funding.’ University of Warwick, Coventry, May 2013

Poster Presentations

'Storytelling as a Trigger for Sharing Conversations'

BSA Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow, April 2015

ESCR Festival of Science at Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, Nov 2014

Sociology Open Day at The University of Warwick, Nov 2014