June 2015 – 3rd International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network ‘Theory and Method in Child and Youth Research’. I presented a paper entitled “Law in children’s lives: Meeting the challenge of including children’s voices in game-based research”.
June 2015 – ‘Refloating the Ark’ Conference, Manchester Museum. I presented a paper entitled “Museums as spaces for growing young nature lovers”.
March 2015 – Visitor Studies Group Conference. I participated in a panel on the future of visitor studies.
July 2014 – Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 5th International Conference ‘Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts.’ I co-lead a panel entitled “A time and a place: Exploring the impact of space on research methodologies with children.”
May 2014 – Anthropology & Photography. I presented a paper entitled “Budding Photographers: Young Children’s Use of Digital Cameras in a Museum.”
July 2012 – I participated in the Vitae Midlands Hub Regional Poster Competition. My poster (as below), was awarded Third Prize. In addition, I received the Extra-Ordinary Prize for Poster Summary for a Non-Specialist Audience.
May 2012 – I participated in the University of Leicester Festival of Postgraduate Research. My poster, entitled “Through a Low-Down Lens: Young Children’s Perspectives of a Natural History Museum”, was awarded the Elsevier Peer Recommendation Prize.
March 2012 – NatSCA Conference in London. I presented a paper entitled “Gaining Young Children’s Perspectives on Natural History Collections”.
March 2012 – Leicester Museum Studies PhD Conference, Museum Utopias. I presented a paper with Dr Will Buckingham entitled “Invisible Museums and Multiple Utopias”.
September 2011 – ICOM CECA conference in Zagreb. I presented a paper entitled “Speaking, Hearing and Translating One Hundred Languages in Museums”.
September 2011 – I received a bursary to attend the British Educational Research Association conference in London, where I presented a paper entitled “Mosaic in the Museum: The challenge of adapting the Mosaic approach to museum settings”.
July 2011 – Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children (Interdisciplinary.net) conference in Oxford. I presented a paper entitled “A school trip for Reggio Emilia: Enhancing child-led creativity in museums”.
September 2010 – I received a bursary to attend the Group for Education in Museums Conference. My reports on a number of conference papers are published in Journal of Education in Museums, issue 31.
Guest Lectures & Public Presentations
30th June 2015 – I led a workshop entitled “What do children really think about museums?” for the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies MA Summer School.
13th May 2015 – Interviewed about my research for the Boundary Objects podcast.
27th March 2015 – Talk for CSCY Children, space and place group, University of Sheffield, on ‘Young children’s navigations and negotiations in a museum’.
20th March 2015 – Lunchtime Lecture for the Leicester Adult Education Service, on ‘Seeing a natural history museum through young children’s photographs’
February 2015 – I took part in the PubhD Leicester event, in which researchers present their work in an entertaining way to non-specialist audiences.
October 2011 – Brown Bag Lunch Lecture for King’s College London.
October & November 2011 – I was awarded the Alison James bursary by the Visitor Studies Group to carry out a research and networking trip to the USA, with a focus on museums and museum studies departments in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington DC.