Invited and keynote speaker
Building knowledge of the natural world: the historical and contemporary contributions of ‘citizen science’ within the UK, Cabinet of Natural History: University of Cambridge, 25/2/2019.
Invited speaker, Next steps: the future of UK natural history training at the NHM, Identification Trainers for the Future Symposium: Natural History Museum, London, 1/6/2018.
Keynote speaker, The Skills Needed to Identify and Record in Natural History, Skill Development for Biological Recording: The Gateway, Shrewsbury, 10/5/2018.
Invited speaker, Citizen science at London’s Natural History Museum: From earthworms and seaweeds to microbial DNA and 19th Century Collections, University of Oxford STEM researcher evening: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 4/5/2018.
Invited speaker, Networks of Naturalists: Scientific Communities in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries, Annual Innes History of Science Lecture: John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom, 23/4/2018.
Invited speaker, Citizen science: a researcher’s perspective, NERC Scientist Training Academy: Operation Earth: Natural History Museum, 6/2/2018.
Invited speaker, Bridging the skills gap in UK species identification: lessons learnt and next steps, 17th National Biodiversity Network Conference: National Museum Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 17/11/2017.
Invited speaker, A crowd of specimens: digitising collections at The Natural History Museum, Connecting with the Crowd (multidisciplinary conference): Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 16/6/2017.
Invited speaker, Is natural history museum-led citizen science really helping to conserve the wild?, Citizen Science and the Wild (interdisciplinary symposium): Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 15/6/2017.
Does citizen science really contribute to nature conservation? Sharing evidence from natural history museums, Citzen Science Association Conference: Saint Paul, United States, 18/5/2017.
Blurring the boundaries between outdoor and online citizen science: lessons learned from the Orchid Observers project, Citizen Science Association Conference: Saint Paul, United States, 18/5/2017.
Invited speaker, Citizen science: generating biodiversity understanding and connecting people with nature in a changing world, The Call of the Wild (2-day symposium and workshop): Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 11/6/2016.
Invited speaker, Citizen science and the role of museums (panel discussion), European Citizen Science Association Conference 2016. Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy: Berlin, Germany, 21/5/2016.
Does citizen science really contribute to nature conservation? Sharing evidence and best practice (conference session, co-lead), European Citizen Science Association Conference 2016. Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy: 20/5/2016.
Invited speaker, Orchid Observers: combining field and collections-based citizen science to investigate the biotic impacts of climate change, Biotic response to environmental change: 27/11/2015.
From Buying In to Integrating Citizen Science at Your Organization: Sharing Concrete Tools and Stories, Association of Science and Technology Centers Conference: Montreal, Canada, 19/10/2015.
Invited speaker, Crowdsourcing Europe, NBN Crowdsourcing Data Capture Summit: 25/9/2015.
Keynote speaker, The role and potential of citizen science, Wales Biodiversity Partnership Annual Conference: Aberystwyth, Wales, 10/9/2015.
Invited speaker, BioBlitz: a UK perspective, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 25/7/2015.
Invited speaker, The social impacts of citizen science, Australian Citizen Science Association conference: Canberra, Australia, 24/7/2015.
Furthering Science and public engagement: natural history museums as centers to develop and promote citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.
Decoding NAture: balancing student participation and cutting-edge research, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 12/2/2015.
Citizen science in schools: addressing challenges and maximising impact, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.
Beyond transcription: realising the research potential of museum specimens through citizen science, Citizen Science Association Conference 2015: San Jose, California, 11/2/2015.
Invited speaker, Introducing: identification trainers for the future, NBN Annual Conference: Climate, Collaboration and Collection - informing the new conservation agenda: Royal Society, London, 21/11/2014.
Decoding NAture: engaging school pupils in biodiversity research through citizen science, NRG BESS Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability: University of Southampton, Southampton, 8/9/2014.
Making molehills out of mountains: Crowdsourcing digital access to natural history collections, SPNHC Conference 2014 - Progress in Digitisation: 26/6/2014.
Invited speaker, Motivation in citizen science: why bother?, British Ecological Society Citizen Science Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting: 1/11/2013.
Invited speaker, Citizen science: motivating participation, Eye on Earth First User Conference: Dublin, Ireland, 3/3/2015.
Invited speaker, A short tour of the Natural History Museum’s collections, London Wildlife Trust Annual Volunteers Celebration.: Camley Street Natural Park, London, 24/2/2018.
Invited speaker, Citizen Science and natural history: a perfect match, Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: 2/5/2014.
Invited speaker, Supporting UK natural history understanding: public engagement at the NHM, Botanical Society of the British Isles Annual Exhibition Meeting: 23/11/2013.
Invited speaker, Working with the UK’s recording community: examples from the NHM, The role of museum collections in biological recording. Plenary meeting of the Linnean Society Taxonomy and Systematics Committee: Linnaean Society, London, 18/9/2013.
Invited speaker, Citizen science and ecology: a perfect match, The role and unique contribution of citizen science to ecological research: Rothamsted Research, 18/7/2013.