Conference and symposia contributions


03/2018     ‘The PGR Studio: provocative pedagogy and other stuff’, PressED Twitter conference, see online here
01/2018     ‘Where meaning collapses: painting, poetics and (non)representation’, Imagining the Body in France and the Francophone World: An interdisciplinary, bilingual and intercultural conference, University of Birmingham (invited plenary speaker)
10/2017     ‘Beyond the PhD thesis: the pedagogy of stuff’, Provocative pedagogies: performative teaching and learning, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, co-authored with Emily Bettison and Hassan Hussain
09/2017     ‘Taming the RDF: a cohesive approach to developing PGRs’, Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, co-authored with Rosie Plimmer
04/2017     ‘Visualising structure: mapping new spaces for doctoral training’, 3rd International Conference for Developments in Doctoral Training and Education, UKCGE, The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
02/2017     ‘Discourses of dissonance: enabling sites of praxis and practice amongst Arts and Design doctoral study,’ Educational Futures and Fractures, University of Strathclyde
12/2016     ‘It doesn’t have to be straightforward’, InDialogue: an International symposium interrogating how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice, Nottingham Contemporary, co-authored with Caroline Horton
11/2016     ‘Rearrangements: articulating and encountering alternative forms’, Where from here? as part of Compass Festival Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, co-authored with Caroline Horton
09/2016     'Research-practice-pedagogy: establishing new topologies of practice-led research in the arts’, Art as Research in Learning and Teaching International Conference 2016, University of Wolverhampton
06/2016     ‘Thinking difference differently: an exploration of l’écriture féminine through the lens of postfeminism’, Femmes Créa(c)tives: The Life and Work of Francophone Women in the Arts and Media, University of Exeter
04/2016     Slippery knowledge and sensuous practice: getting to grips with the material in artistic research’, Art History Matters: Research and writing as material practice, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh
03/2016     ‘Transforming and inspiring practice: the possibilities and challenges of innovating doctoral research training in the Arts and Humanities’, Art and Humanities Annual Conference, HEA, Brighton, co-authored with Dr Kirsten Forkert
12/2015     Practice-led research as changing practice: aspiration and identity in doctoral education’, SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Newport, co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan
09/2015     Bodies-in-process: intersubjective materialities, Kristeva Circle Conference, University of Memphis, USA
07/2015     Cake and Conversations in the Studio: difference, community and doctoral praxis’, UKCGE, Glasgow, co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan
03/2015     ‘Community amongst misfits: the role of peers in Art & Design research’ International Conference for Developments in Doctoral Training and Education, UKCGE, University of Oxford, co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan
12/2014     'Difference in the making: a new poetics of abstract painting', Topologies of Difference, The 7th Luce Irigaray Circle Conference, The Communication, Politics and Culture Research Centre, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

'The collaborative implications of Art & Design research mentoring', co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan and Dr Anne Boultwood, Collaborative Practices in Arts Education, iJADE Conference 2014 in association with NSEAD, Tate Liverpool

09/2014     Peer mentoring to support researcher development’, workshop facilitated with Dr Sian Vaughan and Dr Anne Boultwood, Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2014, the Midland Hotel, Manchester
07/2014     'Creative Identity and Belonging in the Academe: the doctoral research experience in Art & Design', co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan, Transforming and Changing Education: Borderlands of Becoming and Belonging, IAFOR 2014 European Conference on Education, Brighton
07/2014     'Research mentoring: dialogues, interchanges, reflexivity', High Fives: Spaces for Doctorateness, Birmingham institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University (presentation and symposium organiser)
06/2014     'Alchemy of Desire: poetic language, jouissance and material practice', Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses, the Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University
06/2014     'Glamour and curse: understanding shapeshifting and creative identity in Art & Design doctoral students', co-authored with Dr Sian Vaughan, Heroes and Monsters: extra-ordinary tales of teaching and learning in the arts and humanities, the Higher Education Academy, The Lowry, Manchester
04/2014     'The shifting doctoral landscape in Art & Design: relocating support networks in line with para-academic aspirations', The evolving doctorate: meeting the needs of practitioners and professionals, the 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, the UK Council for Graduate Education, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
03/2014     'The poetic and the intermaterial: unfolding and enfolding difference through a new theory and practice of peinture féminine', The Kristeva Circle, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
09/2012     'L'écriture féminine as a methodological approach in Fine Art Research', Practice Makes Perfect: Visualising Method in Art & Design, Dynevor Centre for Art, Design and Media, Swansea Metropolitan University
05/2012     Round table discussion with Gill Hobson, Research-Knowledge-Practice Lab, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham City University
01/2011     'Writing making (or making writing)', 'Beyond Text: Making and Unmaking Text Across Performance Practices and Theories, the AHRC Beyond Text programme in association with Royal Holloway, University of London, Centre for Creative Collaboration, London
07/2010     'L'écriture féminine: an alternative space inbetween?', Space: the Real and the Abstract, the Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation, University of Wolverhampton


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