Public Talks


I am keen to share the findings of my PhD research with wider audiences. Feel free to drop me an email if your group would like to hear about gender in UK agriculture. Here are a selection of my public engagement activities with children, farmers, theatre-goers and more:

York Fairtrade Forum, 2021
I was invited to talk about the experiences of women farmers across Yorkshire and question the extent of synergies with Fairtrade aims and interventions for gender equality across food production in the Global South.


The Sociology Show podcast, 2021

I was interviewed by Matthew Wilkin of The Sociology Show podcast which features a range of guests from within the world of Sociology. You can listen to my interview here.



East Riding Theatre, 2019

I took part in a Q&A following the production of Horseshoes for Hand Grenades at East Riding Theatre on 3rd October. Building on the themes within the performance and my PhD research, this was an opportunity to reflect on the changing roles of women in rural life and farming since WWI. I blog about the experience here.


NFU Mid Norfolk meeting, 2019

I was invited to speak at a farmer discussion group in Norfolk about my PhD research, its rationale and findings. This was followed by discussion about generational differences between the position of women farmers and future strategies to support gender equality in farming. 


Research Bites exhibition, University of York, 2018

I invited 
non-specialists and schoolchildren to envisage what qualities make a good farmer, what a farmer looks like and what kind of work they do. Using an interactive display of farmers in children’s books, I raised questions about the source of gendered assumptions, as well as the ways that farmers and farm work are depicted today.