• February 2018 Musicians’ Union HQ: Presented findings of UK Live Music Census to invited guests
  • November 2017 Music:Leeds, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds: Presented paper on UK Live Music Census at Music Academic Partnership event, organised by Leeds Beckett University and UK Music
  • October 2017 Venues Day, Ministry of Sound, London: Presented paper on UK Live Music Census to industry practitioners
  • June 2017 IASPM International conference, Kassel, Germany: Presented a paper as part of a panel on the UK Live Music Census with Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan
  • November 2016 Jazz and the City mini-conference, EFG London Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre, London
  • July 2016 Continental Drifts, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh: Presented a paper on the role of the jazz festival producer
  • June 2016 Live Music Exchange, Newcastle: Presented a paper on the impact of British music festivals and hosted ‘in conversation with’ Jim Mawdsley
  • April 2016 Researching Jazz Festivals, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham: Hosted an ‘in conversation with’ three jazz festival directors
  • April 2016 Jazz Utopia, BCU, Birmingham: Presented a paper on the impact of jazz festivals
  • March 2016 Connected Communities ECR Conference, UEA, Norwich: Presented a paper on the impact of festivals project
  • February 2016 MARS Conference, Seinajoki, Finland: Keynote speech on live music venues in the UK
  • September 2015 IASPM UK-Ireland Postgraduate Conference: Keynote speech on popular music futures: ‘Live music research and the Live Music Exchange’
  • August 2015 Kendal Calling: Part of a panel on ‘Festival Britannia’ with Prof George McKay.
  • October 2014 Festival Congress, Cardiff. Presented the six-year report of the Association of Independent Festivals.
  • June 2014 Festivals Symposium, University of Salford. Presented a paper on the promoter’s role at an arena concert (Stereophonics).
  • April 2014 Arts Research seminar, Oxford Brookes University. Presented a seminar on live music research.
  • April 2014 Popular Music Research Unit Seminar, Oxford Brookes University. Presented a seminar on what makes for memorable gigs.
  • September 2013 Social Media: The Fourth International Transforming Audiences Conference, University of Westminster. Presented a panel on the Off Axis Network with Dr Adam Behr.
  • May 2013 Live Music Exchange, London. Presented a paper on ‘The academy and live music businesses: Research’, with Adam Behr.
  • Nov 2012 Live Music Exchange, Cardiff. Organised a one-day knowledge exchange conference in Leeds, in collaboration with the University of Glamorgan. Fronted ‘In conversation with…’ Fiona Stewart (Director, Green Man Festival).
  • May 2012 Live Music Exchange, Leeds. Organised a two-day knowledge exchange conference in Leeds, in collaboration with Leeds Metropolitan University. Contributed to closing plenary.
  • Oct 2011 University of Edinburgh Music Department Colloquia. Presented a paper on ‘Encore rituals: An initial exploration’.
  • Oct 2011 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Popular Music afternoon seminar. Presented a paper on live music project findings alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan, and Matt Brennan.
  • Jul 2011 International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) International Conference, Grahamstown, South Africa. Presented a paper on ‘Bells and Whistles: Live Music in the UK and the Impact of Digital Technology’.
  • Jun 2011 IASPM-Canada Conference, Montreal. Presented a paper on ‘Promoting Live Music: Collaboration and Competition at a Local, National, and International Level’ as part of a panel on The Ecology of Live Music, alongside Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
  • Apr 2011 The Business of Live Music Conference, Edinburgh. Presented a report on the Live Music Project, alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
  • Feb 2011 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘The changing structures with the live music industries in the UK and the impact on the local live music ecology’.
  • Nov 2010 Festival Awards Conference, London. Presented the UK Festival Awards 2010 Report to a number of UK festival industry personnel at an industry conference.
  • Oct 2010 Seminar at the University of Liverpool on The Promotion of Live Music in the UK: An Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis. Presented a paper on ‘Success and failure for live music promoters’ alongside Simon Frith, Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
  • Nov 2009 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘Encore rituals: An initial exploration’.
  • Jul 2009 IASPM International Conference, Liverpool. Presented a panel on ‘Analysing Live Music in the UK: Findings One Year into a Three‐Year Research Project’ alongside Martin Cloonan and Matt Brennan.
  • May 2009 Seminar at PRS for Music HQ, London, on The Promotion of Live Music in the UK: an Historical, Cultural and Institutional Analysis. Presented a paper on ‘The live music experience: what do audiences want at a live music event?’ to a number of UK live music personnel including Harvey Goldsmith and Melvin Benn.
  • Nov 2008 Sound Thought Conference, Glasgow. Presented a paper on ‘An Introduction to Promoters’.
  • Sep 2008 IASPM-UK Conference, Glasgow. Presented a panel on ‘Researching Live Music in the UK: Some Initial Thoughts’ alongside Matt Brennan.