Conferences and Symposia


Holocaust Memorial Day, Newcastle City Council, (Panel, 2021).


New Writing North Roadshow, (Panel, 2021).


Writing in Collaboration panel, The Stay at Home Literary Festival. April 2020. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Newcastle University. Participant, Oct 2019.

Whose Heritage? Symposium A (Multi)Cultural Perspective, Northumbria University. May 2019.
           With David Olusoga and Dawn Walton. Invited Reader.


FUSION: Interdisciplinary Symposium, Newcastle University. Organiser, March 2019.

Literary Birds Conference, Durham Book Festival, Durham University. October 2018.
           Paper: ‘Birds of Passage: Spotting Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s British Birds’.


Hate Crime Conference: Changing the Culture, Newcastle University. Participant, November 2018.

Creative Practice Completion Symposium, Hospitalfield Arts Centre, Arbroath. September 2017.
          Organiser and host. Residential symposium. Funded by AHRC Student Innovation Fund.
          Exhibition: ‘Telling Tales: Gypsy, Roma and Travellers in Thomas Bewick’s tail-pieces’.
          Paper: ‘The Gypsy in the Archive’.

English: Shared Futures Conference, Newcastle University. June 2017.
          Invited Reader, ‘Poetry of Witness and Tyneside Refugees’.


Archival Skills Symposium, Queens University Belfast. Participant, June 2017.

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: Poetry Festival, Newcastle University. May 2017.
           Invited Reader: ‘Poetry of Witness: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Diaspora’.


Texts and Contexts Conference, Durham University. Participant, September 2016.

Identity: Practices, Perspectives and Possibilities, Newcastle University, June 2015.
             ‘GRT: A Witness in the Archive’.

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts: First Thursday, Newcastle University. May 2015.
           Invited Reader: ‘Ekphrasis in the Bewick Archive’.

Working with Archives, Residential Symposium, The Wordsworth Trust. Participant, April 2015.

Mourning and Morbidity, British Art Research School, York University. Participant, March 2015.

Voices and Books Conference, Newcastle University. Conference Assistant, July 2015.
           Events organisation. Live social media content writer.


AHRC Northern Bridge DTP Summer School, Great North Museum, Newcastle. June 2015.
           Co-organiser. Talk and poem-film screening ‘Polished: Ekphrastic Poetry’.