2019 – ‘Behind the Headlines of History’, RootsTech 2019, ExCel London
2019 – (Chair) ‘Sanitising the Working Class’, Manchester International Festival
2019 – ‘Revisiting the Public Grave in the Municipal Cemetery’, Social History Society Conference, University of Lincoln
2019 – ‘Constructing space through past: The connections of regional identity and cultural heritage in England and Germany. A comparison.’, Bayreuth University, Germany
2019 – ‘Seven Percent British: Using Ancestry DNA to engage the community in historical research’, Manchester Metropolitan University
2018 – ‘Public Grave Burials in the Municipal Cemetery’, Cemeteries Symposium, York University
Manchester in 100 Shops Project (2019): Working alongside Prof Jon Stobart to highlight the history of Manchester’s High Street. The project involved working with the people of Manchester, schools across Greater Manchester and the media. The end result was two exhibitions; one designed by Jon and myself and the second one which was designed by local school children. The Major of Manchester attended the opening and all the major local media outlets ran the story, with Granada News broadcasting live from the opening.
Manchester Histories Peterloo Descendants Project (2019): Working with the Manchester Histories Charity to research and find the present-day descendants of Peterloo. The role has involved independent research that has then been fed back to the organisation. The research will be used to create a documentary which will premiere at HOME, Manchester in August. Alongside the documentary, the role involves interviewing the descendants for a new podcast.
Finding the Peterloo Eleven: The Failsworth veterans photograph (2019): This project involved recreating a photograph of Peterloo Failsworth veterans that was taken in 1884 with the modern-day descendants. The project received both national and international press and reached over three million people.
Peterloo (National Trust) 2018/19
24 hrs of Peace (Royal Exchange Theatre) 2018/19
Drunk Pandemic (MIF) 2018/19
Who Do you Think You Are? (BBC) 2018
Heir Hunters (BBC) 2016
Local and National T.V Programmes: BBC’s Heir Hunter’s (2016); BBC News (2016); Who Do You Think You Are? (2018); Channel 4’s Great Canal Journeys (2018), Channel 4’s Genealogy Roadshow (2018), Channel 5 News (2018); Granada News (2019); BBC NW Tonight (2019); BBC Breakfast (2019)
Radio: Capital FM; Heart FM; BBC 5 Live; BBC Radio Four; BBC Radio London; BBC Radio Manchester; BBC Radio Lancashire; BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester; BBC Radio Berkshire; BBC Radio Essex; BBC Radio Stoke; BBC Radio Somerset; BBC Radio Cumbria; BBC Radio Cornwall; BBC Radio Warwickshire and Coventry.
Newspapers/Magazines/Websites (featured in and written for): The Daily Mail; The Stylist; Daily Mirror: Visit Manchester (website); Manchester Evening News; Who Do You Think You Are Magazine? Knutsford Guardian; Oldham Chronicle; Stockport Express.
Shortlisted for Manchester City Council’s People’s Culture Award (2019)
Shortlisted MMU Teacher of the Year (2019)
Shortlisted Best Dissertation in Regional and Local History (2012)
Oral History Society
Social History Society
National Council on Public History