talks and workshops

I give keynotes on doctoral education, supervision, social media and academic writing. I  run one day writing for publication workshops and writing workshops that last from three to five days, distributed over a period of months. I also run an annual two week writing programme at The University of Iceland.


Because talks and workshops about writing are in addition to my main work as an academic, I am often booked up a long way ahead. I also have other commitments related to my primary research in the arts, some of which are also listed here. So contact me on my university email,, if you would like to discuss an event.


I am now running regular writing workshops in my own school, and also doing more external work related to arts education. I have cut down the external writing workshops and teaching.

January 9 – 11 MECCSA conference

January 24th University of Lincoln – writing

February 26 and 27 University of Galway – writing

March 14 Public lecture University of Huddersfield: arts education

March 21-21 European Network of Arts Observatories: arts education

April 9-13 University of Iceland – writing

June 19-21 Sociological Review Conference: live methods blogging with Mark Carrigan.

July TBC Latrobe University, Australia.


30 January – 3 February University of Iceland

9 February AHRC cultural value seminar

7 March University of Western Scotland

9 March: Artsmark schools

10 March Circuit conference TATE

15 March Brussels, Marie Curie network

3 April BSA PGR pre conference day

7 April: BERA independent researchers day

24-28 April University of Iceland

2-4 May Oslo University College

17 May Leeds PGR conference

15 June Artsmark schools

19 June MMU PGR conference

22-24 June: Ethnoarts conference Porto (paper only)

3-6 July SUSEES summer school Naples

August 22-25 ECER conference Copenhagen (papers only)

September 13-15 European National Observatory Porto

November 15-17  Rethinking education for democracy: Toowoomba


March 1-5 th University of Iceland writing course

April 8: University  of Huddersfield School of Education staff workshop

April 15th: University of Manchester professional doctorate presentation

April 20: University of Nottingham presentation  for supervisors

May 23rd: Orpheus Institute, Ghent presentation to doctoral researchers

May 25th: University of Manchester doctoral conference keynote Cancelled strike day

June 10th: University  of Stirling doctoral researchers conference keynote

June 15th University of Nottingham:  social media ESRC DTC presentation

June 25th University of Cambridge education, professional doctorate conference keynote.

July 1st University of Huddersfield staff workshop

July 4-7th ECER network 27 summer school, University of Naples.

November 7-18 th various workshops and talks, University of Southern Queensland

November 28th, ECR conference AARE presentation; Creativity SIG, AARE.

December 9 University of Sydney Education Faculty PhD and ECR workshop