Intersections: Collaborations in textile Design Research Conference – Loughborough London University – 13th September 2017
‘Spinning Yarns: Textile crafting and emerging dialogue supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable men.’
Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference – Bristol UK – 19th, 20th & 21st June 2017
During the conference, I presented a seven-minute provocation on my PhD research to 54 delegates, researchers and professionals including Alexander Coulter, chair of the session and Director of Arts in Health South West and Sirpa Kokko, arts in health practitioner and academic researcher/lecturer at Helsinki University. I also contributed to one of 10 concurrent group discussions: What is the connection between mindfulness, flow and creativity?
Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being – Birmingham University – 5th-6th September 2016
Presented the paper ‘How Can the Therapeutic Use of Textile Craft Processes Help Achieve Positive Mental Wellbeing for Men?’
Art, Design and Space Conference – Loughborough University – 29th April 2015
Presented paper on my work within the community, ‘We Are All Everyday Super Heroes – Playing to the Community’, at Loughborough Univerity Art, Design and Space Conference 2015.
CADRE’s 6th Annual Research Student Conference in Art and Design – Wolverhampton University – 1st July 2014
Presented paper on ‘Craftivism’ in ‘The critical role of art in the public sphere’ – CADRE’s 6th Annual Research Student Conference in Art and Design at Wolverhampton University.