Invited Presentations

Keynote presentations    

Micro-ethics, personhood, and long-term care.  Keynote speech to Northwood’s 8th Annual Research Symposium: Research in Aging, Continuing Care and Beyond. Dartmouth NS, 15th June 2018

In praise of nrarivtae mess.  Keynote speech presented at the 19th QHR Conference: Navigating Diversity.  Halifax, NS, 27th-29th October 2013.

Narrative ethics for narrative care. Keynote speech at Ethics and dementia care conference, Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 22nd November 2012.

Invited papers

Personhood: Ethical implications for decision-making. Invited presentation to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Study Day: Maintaining person-centredness in a time of change. Stockport, 22nd Nov 2010.

Narrative and end of life ethics. Invited presentation to Alzheimer Scotland conference: Let’s get personal – personalisation and dementia. Edinburgh, 1st – 2nd June 2009.

Caring for the spirit. Paper presented to Spirituality and dementia conference. St Christopher’s Hospice, London, Feb 2009.

Decision-making, dementia and family carers. Invited presentation to Trent Health Authority Palliative Care Network. April 2008.

Lay and professional ethical thinking. Invited presentation to ‘Putting People and Dignity First’ day conference. Yorkshire and Humber Care Services Improvement Partnership. Leeds, March 2008.

Tom Kitwood and person-centred care. Invited presentation to National Care Home congress. Birmingham, 5th March 2008.

Lay and professional ethical thinking: Divergencies in decision-making. Paper presented to Trent Dementia Services Development Development Centre/Care Services Improvement Partnership conference: Providing enabling care for people with dementia: Risks, rights and decision-making 11th Sept 2007, University of Derby.

Dementia care: What have we learned? Paper presented to Making research count conference, Keele University, 9th July 2007.

Narrative and decision-making. Paper presented at Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Exploring the interface workshop, Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, University of British Columbia, 14-15th May 2007.

Personhood before principles. Paper presented to the British Columbia Medical Association 16th Annual Ethics Conference, Vancouver, BC, 11th May 2007.

Narrative ethics and palliative care. Paper presented to the CECO conference, 28th – 29th March 2007, University of Lancaster..

Ethical issues facing family carers: Difficult decisions in the face of dementia. Invited presentation to NHS North Yorkshire Research and Development Alliance conference: Older people’s mental health, 26th Jan 2007, University of York.

Ethics, technology and dementia: Rethinking the issues. Paper presented to the Journal of Dementia Care conference, Birmingham, UK, 5th October 2005.

Carers’ views of the person with dementia. 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, 4th – 5th February 2004.

Other invited presentations

Living narratively.  John McKendy Annual Memorial Lecture in Narrative.  St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, 3rd November 2011.

 Dementia.  Invited presentation to Christian Council on Aging Dementia Group.  York, Sept 2009

 Person-centred care as the management of living.  Invited seminar paper to Research Institute for Health and Social Change, Manchester Metropolitan University.  February 2008.

Ethical issues facing family carers.  Invited presentation to GP practice. Halifax December 2007.

Exploring the moral maze of dementia: The perspective of family carers.  Hertfordshire AgeNet: New perspectives on dementia, 24th May 2005.  Hatfield.

 Bradford Dementia Group.  Presentation to Dementia Services Development Centre Network, London, January 2005

The experience of family carers: A contribution to the Great Yarmouth PCT Strategy for Older People. Great Yarmouth, October 2003.