a) Invited papers
Caring for the spirit. Paper presented to Spirituality and dementia conference. St Christopher’s Hospice, London, Feb 2009.
Dementia care: What have we learned. Paper presented to Making research count conference, Keele University, July 2007.
Personhood before principles. Paper presented to the British Columbia Medical Association 16th Annual Ethics Conference, Vancouver, BC, May 2007.
Ethical issues for family carers: Making difficult decisions in the face of dementia. Paper presented to the Older People’s Mental Health conference, NHS research and Development, York, January 2007.
Ethics, technology and dementia: Rethinking the issues. Paper presented to the Journal of Dementia Care conference, Birmingham, UK, October 2005.
Carers’ perceptions of personhood. Paper presented to Caring for the Spirit conference, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, July 2004.
Without relevant or sufficient reason: The case of P,C and S vs United Kingdom. Paper presented to the Nordic Committee on Human Rights Annual Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2004
Ethics and dementia: The experience of family carers. Paper presented at Alzheimer Society, Quality Research in Dementia Regional meeting, Alzheimer’s Society, London, March 2004.
Overcoming fundamentalism. Paper presented. Child protection in the medical context: Dangers, concerns and issues (Munchausen by proxy and other syndromes), University of Western Sydney, Australia, February 2004.
b) Peer-reviewed papers
Angels of mercy or smiling western invaders? Community perceptions of non-governmental organizations in northern Pakistan. Co-author with Dr Aamir Jamal. Paper to be presented at the Eighth Global Studies conference, Imperial College, London, UK, 20-21st July 2015.
Person-centred care and the management of identity. Paper presented at Life with dementia: Relations conference. Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden, 15-17th November 2014.
Inference to the best explanation?: Narrative in the service of flawed logic. Paper presented at the Narrative Matters 2014: Narrative Knowing conference, 23 – 27th June 2014, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France.
How listeners shape what tellers tell: Implications for narrative care with older adults (with Bill Randall). Paper presented at Narrative Matters 2014, June 2014, 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.
Reminiscence and resilience: The role of a good strong story in meeting the challenges of later life (with Bill Randall, Sue McKenzie-Mohr, Elizabeth McKim, & Dolores Furlong. Paper presented at the Nordic Congress of Gerontology, May 2014, Gothenberg, Sweden.
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, 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, Glasgow, April 2010.
Second life as a dementia education tool. Paper presented to the DSDC 3rd international Conference: Facing the future. University of Stirling, York, 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, May 2009.
Gender bias in the conceptualisation and operationalisation of a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Paper to be presented at the Gender and Child Welfare – 3rd Interdisciplinary conference, Cardiff University, April 2009.
The narrative organisation of an organisational narrative. Paper presented at the Narrative, memory and ordinary lives conference, Huddersfield, April 2009.
Dementia and the ethics of technology: Reconfiguring the debate. Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, Dallas, 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, June 2006.
Regaining the self: Narrative recovery after child abuse allegations. Paper presented to the Narr`ative and memory 6th annual conference, University of Huddersfield, April 2006.
Perspectives on Munchausen syndrome by proxy: Lessons from narrative analysis. “Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology”, 6th Annual Research Conference of the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Dublin, November 2005.
Personhood, story-telling and dementia: A sociology of stories. Canadian Association on Gerontology. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Oct 2005.
Developing human resources for quality dementia care: The role of distance learning. 21st Alzheimer Disease International conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 2005.
Ethics and family carers: A study in empirical ethics. Alzheimer’s Disease International conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Sept 2005.
The narrative dispossession of people with dementia. British Society of Gerontology conference, Keele, July 2005.
Avoiding engagement, promoting injustice: Defending the indefensible: Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Paper presented to the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference, June 2005, University of Liverpool.
The narratively dispossessed: Lessons for narrative theory and methods. Narrative, Memory and Aesthetics conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, April 2005.
Who needs fact when you’ve got narrative? Paper presented to the International Round Table for the Semiotics of the Law at Semio 2004, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, May 2003, University of Calgary, Canada.
The role of narrative in actor-network theory. Paper presented to the 4th Advances in Qualitative Methodology conference, 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, April 2003. University of Huddersfield.
Ethics and dementia: The experience of family carers. Paper presented to the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology conference, September 2002, York, UK.
Narratives of innocence in cases of alleged Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Paper presented to the Narrative, Memory and Health conference, 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, September 2001, York, UK.
Narrative analysis and Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Paper presented to British Medical Association conference on Narrative-based Medicine, September 2001, Cambridge, UK.