Presentations

  Conference presentations

 Peer-reviewed papers

Inference to the best explanation?: Narrative in the service of flawed logic. Paper to be presented at the Narrative Matters 2014: Narrative Knowing conference, 23 – 27th June 2014, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

The trouble with transableism: Narrative identity under threat.  Paper presented at the Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, 19-20th June 2014.

The Rhetoric of Resilience: A Comparative Analysis of the Narrative Complexity of Older Adults’ Stories (with Bill Randall, Elizabeth McKim, Michelle Lafrance and Sue McKenzie-Mohr). Paper presented at The Gerontological Society of America’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, 20 – 24 November 2013.

The role of narrative care in enhancing resilience in later life: A multidisciplinary analysis of the complexity of personal narratives recounted by older adults (with Bill Randall, Elizabeth McKim, Michelle Lafrance and Sue McKenzie-Mohr.  Paper presented at 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. Halifax, NS, 17 – 19 October 2013.

 Messing about (with) narratives: An exploration in new ways of presenting narrative research.  (with Andrea Peters). Paper presented at Qualitatives 2013. Carleton University, Ottawa, 23rd – 26th May 2013.

Identity as line of flight: Using Deleuzo-Guattarian theory to understand the experience of transableism. Paper presented at Qualitatives 2013. Carleton University, Ottawa, 23rd – 26th May 2013. 

The role of narrative care in enhancing resilience among older adults. (with Bill Randall, Daphne Noonan, Michelle Lafrance and Sue McKenzie-Mohr) Paper presented at “Our Future is Aging”, organized by Mt. St. Vincent University. Halifax, NS. November 21-23, 2012.

Narrative research as a rhetorical enterprise.  Paper presented at Qualitatives 2012.  St John’s, Newfoundland, 20th – 22nd June 2012.

Hypertext as an expression of the rhizomatic self (with Carolyn Hill) 2nd workshop on Narrative and hypertext, 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 25th – 29th June 2012

 Narrative ethics for narrative care.  Paper presented at Narrative Matters: Life and narrative.  Paris, France, 29th May – 1st June 2012.

 Using autoethnography in social work education (with Carolyn Hill)  Paper presented at Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2nd – 3rd May 2012.

 Understanding narrative and rhetoric: A neglected social work competency.  Paper presented to the Narrative Matters conference: Exploring the narrative landscape: Issues, investigations and interventions.  Fredericton, New Brunswick, 20th – 22nd May 2010.

 Assemblies of guilt: An actor-network analysis of a case of alleged child abuse.  Paper presented to the British Sociological Association Annual Conference:, Inequalities & Social Justice Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, 7th – 9th April 2010.

 Second life as a dementia education tool.  Paper presented to the Dementia Services Development Centre 3rd International Conference: Facing the future. University of Stirling, York Racecourse, 14-16th September 2009.<

 A pluralist evaluation of memory services: Perspectives from people with memory problems, their families and memory service staff.  (with M Downs, J Tasker, M Jubb and M Place)  Paper presented at 19th Alzheimer Europe conference, Brussels, 28th-30th May 2009.

An introduction to Second Life.  Paper presented to Distance Learning conference: The connected learner, 23rd April 2009, University of Bradford.

Gender bias in the conceptualisation and operationalisation of a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented at the Gender and Child Welfare – 3rd Interdisciplinary conference, Cardiff University, 22nd April 2009.

The narrative organisation of an organisational narrative.  Paper presented at the Narrative, memory and ordinary lives conference, Narrative and Memory Research Group 9th Annual Conference, University of Huddersfield, 25th April 2009.

Actor-Network Theory and Legal Semiotics: A UK Family Court Case Study. Paper presented at the 7th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of the Law: The promise of legal semiotics. Université du Littoral, Boulogne- sur- Mer, France, 1st – 4th July 2008.

Ethical issues facing family carers. Paper presented to 2nd UK Dementia Congress, 5th – 7th Nov 2007, Harrogate.

Issues in spirituality and dementia. Paper presented at 36th Annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology, University of Sheffield, 6th – 8th Sept 2007.
Dementia care: What Have we learned?  Paper presented to Making research count conference, Keele University, 9th July 2007. 
Blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction:  Tim Burton’s Big Fish and narrative theory.  Paper presented to the Narrative and memory 7th annual conference: Narratives and fiction, 14th April 2007, University of Huddersfield.

 Dementia and the ethics of technology: Reconfiguring the debate.  Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America, 59th Annual Conference, Dallas, 16th-20th November 2006.

Professional insincerity in the construction of dangerousness: The case of P,C&S vs United Kingdom.  Paper presented at the Rhetoric of sincerity conference, University of Leiden, 28th-30th June 2006.

Regaining the self:  Narrative recovery after child abuse allegations.  Paper presented to the Narrative and memory 6th annual conference, University of Huddersfield, 8th April 2006.
Perspectives on Munchausen syndrome by proxy:  Lessons from narrative analysis. “Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology”, 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Dublin, 2nd – 5th November 2005.
Personhood, story-telling and dementia:  A sociology of stories.  34th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology.  Halifax, Nova Scotia, 20th – 22nd Oct 2005.

Developing human resources for quality dementia care: The role of distance learning. 21st Alzheimer Disease International conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2005.

Ethics and family carers:  A study in empirical ethics.  Alzheimer’s Disease International conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2005.

The narrative dispossession of people with dementia.  34th Annual British Society of Gerontology conference, Keele, 14th – 16th July 2005.

Avoiding engagement, promoting injustice: Defending the indefensible: Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented to the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference, 30th March – 1st April 2005, University of Liverpool.

The narratively dispossessed:  Lessons for narrative theory and methods.  Narrative, Memory and Aesthetics conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, 9th April 2005.

Persuasive narratives in the absence of fact: The construction of the dangerous mother  Paper presented to the International Round Table for the Semiotics of the Law at Semio 2004, 7th – 12th July 2004, Lyon, France.

  Moral identity and caring:  The experience of family carers of people with dementia.  Paper presented at the 10th Qualitative Health Research conference, 30th April –  4th May 2004, Banff, Canada.

 Telling it like it isn’t: Constructing the dangerous mother in the absence of fact.  Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, 6th – 8th April 2004, University of Glasgow.

Narrating the moral life: The experience of family carers of people with dementia.  Paper presented at Narrative, Memory and Everyday Life conference, 3rd April 2004, University of Huddersfield.

Persuasive narratives and the absence of fact:  The construction of guilt in a case of alleged Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented at The 2nd Tampere Conference on Narrative: Narrative, Ideology and Myth, 26th – 28th June 2003, Tampere, Finland.

Inherent injustice in the investigation of alleged cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented at International Social Welfare Policy and Practice for Vulnerable Groups: International Perspectives on Social Justice and Technology conference, 14th – 16th May 2003, University of Calgary, Canada.

Narrative and actor-network theory.  Paper presented to the 4th Advances in Qualitative Methodology conference, 2nd – 5th May 2003, Banff, Canada.

Persuasive narratives in the absence of fact:  The construction of the dangerous mother.  Paper presented to the Narrative, Memory and Identity conference, 5th April 2003. University of Huddersfield.

Ethics and dementia:  The experience of family carers.  Paper presented to the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology conference, 27th – 29th September 2002, York, UK.

Narratives of innocence in cases of alleged Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented to the Narrative, Memory and Health conference, 20th April 2002. University of Huddersfield, UK.

Narrative analysis and allegations of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented to the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology conference, 21st – 23rd September 2001, York, UK.

Narrative analysis and Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Paper presented to British Medical Association conference on Narrative-based Medicine, 3rd – 4th September 2001, Homerton College, Cambridge, UK.