Talks and Events

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  • Invited speaker at ZALF PhD day for a talk on Open Science, Muncheberg, Germany
  • Talk on PhD research at Progressive Palaeontology 2016 in Oxford, UK


  • Invited speaker for panel discussion on social media for academics at European Geosciences Union AGM, Vienna, 2013 (approx. 120 attendees)
  • Selected representative of geological community (by the Geological Society) at the Voice of the Future event in Parliament (March, 2013)
  • Invited speaker for INNGE on how blogging can raise your academic profile (August 2013)
  • Invited speaker for ‘Oxford Biotech Roundtable’ to discuss social media for academics (June 2013)
  • Invited speaker at the Cambridge Science Festival (2014) on The Importance of Palaeontology
  • Radio appearance for The Naked Scientists (April, 2014) to discuss mass extinctions (link)
  • Invited to co-lead workshop at the British Science Association’s Science Communication Conference (May, 2014) on the art of popular science writing
  • Nature Live talks (x2) at the Natural History Museum, London (January, 2015)
  • Talks for Imperial College Library workshop on using social media and blogging in science (Jan and May 2013, April and Dec, 2014)
  • Invited panellist for the Festival of Science, April 2015. (Theme: Science and Criticism)
  • Invited panellist and speaker, Altmetricon, September 2015
  • Invited speaker, Nature Careers Expo, September 2015 (links)
  • Invited talk on open access as a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg, Feb, 2017 (slides)
  • Co-led workshops on Open Access for medical students at the UAEM conference in Berlin, April, 2016


  • Progressive Palaeontology, 2010 – 2016 (talks and poster presentations)
  • Young Systematists Forum, 2010 – 2012, Natural History Museum, London (poster presentations)
  • Co-ordinated panel session and workshop in Science Policy section for SpotOn London (Oct, 2012)
  • Co-ordinated panel session in Outreach section for SpotOn London (Nov, 2013)
  • European Geosciences Union AGM, April 2013, Vienna. Media representative and invited speaker.
  • Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Los Angeles (Oct-Nov, 2013); Berlin (Oct-Nov, 2014); Dallas (Oct, 2015)
    • 3 poster presentations
  • International Palaeontology Congress 4, Mendoza, Argentina, (Sept-Oct, 2014)
    • Poster presentation
  • OpenCon, Washington DC (Nov, 2014) and Brussels (Nov, 2015)
    • Chair for panel on student initiatives in Open, and co-led workshop on solutions to Open problems in Brussels
  • SciFoo camp, invited attendee (June, 2014) (invited but did not attend 2015)