Research Papers


  1. Archives and Society IHR Seminar, 6th December 2016, title: ‘Do not shred!’ Challenges and triumphs of working with voluntary sector archives (with Georgina Brewis and Blind Veterans UK)
  2. Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS) 6th International Conference, 13-15th July, University of Liverpool
    1. 13th July 2016, Archives for the Voluntary Sector Workshop
    2. 14th July 2016, title: Lady Albemarle’s Youth Workers: contested professional identities in youth work 1958-1985
  3. International Centre for Historical Research in Education Summer Conference (ICHRE), UCL Institute of Education, 7th July 2016, title: ‘Street Mates’? Detached Youth Work in Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s
  4. ICHRE Lunchtime Seminar, UCL Institute of Education, 17th March 2016, title: After Albemarle: The role of informal education in voluntary youth services in London and Liverpool, 1958-1985
  5. VAHS IHR Seminar, 14th March 2016, title: More than just a ‘sticking plaster’? Voluntary youth clubs and associations in the lives of young people in London and Liverpool 1960-1985
  6. 29th February, speaker at AHRC and British Library ‘Archives into the Future Event’
  7. Sport and Leisure History and Life-Cycles IHR Seminar, 4th January 2016, title: Oral Histories of Youth Clubs and Leisure in London and Liverpool 1958-1985


  1. Social History Society Conference, University of Portsmouth, 30th March 2015, paper title: Traditional versus progressive youth work: youth work, politics and citizenship in youth clubs and beyond 1958-1985


  1. Economic History Society Conference, New Researchers Session, University of Warwick, 28th March 2014, paper title: Youth Voluntary Organisations in London and Liverpool 1958-1985
  2. Oral Histories of Voluntary Action: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of York, 7th February 2014, paper title: Oral Histories of Youth Clubs – Deciding to interview and making it happen.


  1. Teaching the History of Voluntary Action– University of Liverpool and Economic History Society, 12th September 2013, invited plenary speaker
  2. VSSN/NCVO Conference New Researchers Session, University of Sheffield, 11th September 2013, paper title: Different Agendas: Local Youth Voluntary Organisations in the 1960s and 1970s
  3. Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference, University of Huddersfield, 10th-12th July 2013, paper title: Mitigating policy failure: London housing and the local voluntary sector response 1958-1974