Administrative Responsibilities

Facilitation is for me about flexibly moving back and forth between the big picture and the little details, the overall goals and the next important steps. My facilitation experience has included a variety of administrative and professional roles – both academic and non-academic. I have contributed to numerous university committees and organized a variety of seminar series and conferences.

In my present position in the DEMAND Centre, I am involved in integration and engagement work, drawing together researchers across multiple institutions and facilitating interactions with non-academic groups and the public. For more information on this engagement, please visit the DEMAND Project page.

Conferences and workshops

End Use Energy Demand Centers Gala, Lancaster University, 2014 – an event bringing together all of the Research Councils UK-funded Centers looking at energy demand – some highlights on Storify here.

Demanding Ideas workshop, Windermere, UK, 2014 – an event following up the ‘unfinished business’ in theories of practice, and how this links to the DEMAND Centre’s research, with short working paper contributions from the participants.

Conference support, Global Conference on Mobility Futures, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, 2013

Conference assistant, International conference on spatial and social transformation in urban China, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2012

Stream coordinator, Track 39: Practices on the move: dynamics, circulation and diffusion, EASST: Practicing science and technology, performing the social, University of Trento, Italy, 2010

Stream coordinator, Glocal Mobilities Track, Global Imaginaries: writing/migration/place, Lancaster University, UK, 2009

Conference organizer, Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 2008

Conference organizer, On Mobilities – Sociology Graduate Students’ Association Conference, University of Alberta, Canada, 2007

Other notable past roles

British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum, 2009-2011 – organizing national workshops, developing newsletters and PG Focus podcasts, reviewing Support Fund applications and attending Council meetings

Choral Coordinator, Saskatchewan Centennial Celebration of the Arts, a 3 hour nationally-televised concert production involving 300 choristers, Canada, 2005 – primary liaison for Event Choral Director, musical arrangers, participating choir directors and participants, coordinating music, rehearsals, scheduling, travel and security arrangements