Invited presentations

2019: Invited presentation to Criminal Justice Discussion Group, School of Law, University of Nottingham, 21 March: ‘Rethinking the competing discourses on uncorroborated allegations of child sexual abuse.’

2017: Invited presentation at Howard League Society event, University of Bristol, 22 February: ‘What should prison aim to achieve?

2017: Invited presentation at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College Enrichment Week, Joseph Chamberlain, Birmingham, 8 February: ‘Wrongful convictions and their harmful consequences.’

2015: Invited panel member at ‘Debate: Prison abolition or prison reform?’ A joint event hosted by Bristol Think, the Howard League for Penal Reform and Bristol Left, University of Bristol, 3 December.

2015: Invited presentation at The Forensic Institute Annual Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 30 June – 2 July 2015: ‘Bad science, bad justice.’

2014: Invited presentation at the West Cork Bar Association Conference, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Cork, Ireland, 26th and 27th September 2014: ‘Can defence lawyers do more to prevent wrongful convictions?’

2014: Invited paper presented at the conference to launch the Italy Innocence Project, Errore giudiziario e tutela dell ‘innocente, University of Milan, Italy: ‘The Innocence Network UK: The first European innocence network’.

2014: Invited presentation at a seminar jointly organised by Norwegian PEN together with the Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson-Akademiet -the Academy of Literature and Language on miscarriages of justice, House of Literature, Oslo, Norway, 25 August 2014: ‘The Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission: In what sense is it independent and how does this impact on applicants who may be innocent?’

2013: Invited presentation at the Crime and Punishment Day The Castle School, South Gloucestershire, 14 July: ‘The Innocence Network UK (INUK) and the work of its member innocence projects.’

2013: Invited paper at the joint BPP Pro Bono Centre and PILnet (Public Interest Lawyers Network) workshop, Building more just societies through Public Interest Law: Strategies and Challenges, BPP, London, 7 February.

2013: Invited discussant at the King’s College London (KCL) Think Tank event, Miscarriages of Justice and Jury Trials, King’s College London (KCL), 22 January.

2012: Invited paper presented at the LawWorks Student Conference 2012, University of Manchester, 10 November.

2012: Invited Paper to the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield, 8 February: ‘Why the presumption of innocence renders the innocent vulnerable to wrongful convictions.

2012: Invited paper at the International Conference on the Issues of Life-term Prisoners in Yerevan, Armenia, November 20-22: ‘Innocence projects and DNA testing in reviewing claims of innocence by life-sentenced prisoners maintaining innocence’.

2012: Invited paper at the International Conference on the Prevention of Wrongful Convictions, Senior Prosecutors Research and Advanced Study Center of Jilin Province, ChangChun, China, 6-8 August: ‘Preventing Wrongful Convictions in England and Wales: Abortions of Justice versus Miscarriages of Justice’.

2011: Inaugural speaker for the ‘Bristol Genius’ Public Lecture Series, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed, Bristol, 21 May.

2011: Invited paper presented at the Innocence Network Annual Conference, Freedom Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 April: ‘Why the Criminal Cases review Commission is not a state-sponsored innocence commission’.

2011: Invited paper presented at the Innocence Network Annual Conference, Freedom Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 April: ‘Wrongful convictions in England and Wales: Causes, Remedies, Challenges’.

2011: Invited paper ‘The dilemma of maintaining innocence in prison’, Association of Prison Lawyers and Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence Joint Conference, Matrix Chambers, London, 25 January.

2010: Invited paper ‘Wrongful convictions and how they might be challenged, Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Public Meeting, St Mellitus Church, London, 7 November.

2010: Invited paper ‘Wrongful convictions and how they might be challenged. LawWorks Student Conference 2010, College of Law, Birmingham, 13 November.

2010: Invited paper presented at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Irish Law Society joint conference, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin, 27 November: ‘Why a presumption of guilt may be a better protection for the innocent’.

2010: Invited paper ‘The Innocence Network UK (INUK), SETsquared Event ‘Changing Worlds: The impact of research’ One Great George Street, London, 13 September.

2010: Invited paper ‘Wrongful convictions and how they might be challenged’, United Against Injustice 9th Annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, 9th October, The Dragon Hall, Covent Garden, London.

2009: Invited paper presented at event by QEB Hollis Whiteman, Arundel House, London: ‘The need for an ‘innocence approach’ to alleged wrongful convictions in the UK’.

2009: Invited paper at the Annual Conference of the Independent Monitoring Board for Prisons (IMB), Keele University, 18 September: ‘Prisoners Maintaining Innocence: The Role of the Independent Monitoring Board for Prisons’.

2009: Invited paper presented at the Human Rights and Forensic Science Conference, Irish Human Rights Centre, University of Galway, Ireland, 24-26 April: ‘Wrongful Convictions: The Limits and Dangers of DNA Techniques in the UK’.

2009: Invited paper at the Parole Board for England and Wales Annual Conference, Blackpool, 28-29 April: ‘Prisoners Maintaining Innocence?’

2008: Invited Paper presented at ESRC Research Methods Festival, National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 3 July: ‘The Innocence Network UK (INUK): A Synergy of Help and Hope through Research and Education’.

2008: Invited paper presented at LawWorks Student & Law School Conference, Nottingham Law School, 1 November: ‘The Need for a Network of Innocence Projects’.

2008: Invited paper at the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (MOJO) Conference: Limits to Reparation, Glasgow, April 21: ‘The Pressures on Life Sentenced Prisoners Maintaining Innocence to Admit their Guilt’.

2007: Invited paper at the United Against Injustice 6th annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Meeting, Dragon Hall, Covent Garden, London, 13 October: ‘Innocence Projects: Promise and Limitations’.

2007: Invited paper at the Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers (FACT) Winter Conference, St Chads, Birmingham, 6 October: ‘Confronting an uncomfortable truth: Not all alleged victims of false accusations will be innocent!’

2007: Invited paper at the South Wales Against Wrongful Convictions AGM, Friends Meeting House, Charles St, Cardiff, 19 July: ‘Why it is important to distinguish between claims of innocence and how we can do this’.

2007: Invited paper at the Innocence Network Annual Conference, New Scholarship Roundtable Session, Harvard University, United States, 23-25 March: ‘Towards a statistical method for calculating the miscarriage of justice iceberg’.

2006: Invited paper at the Law Society, Wales, National Pro Bono Week, Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, 6 June: ‘The emergence of the Innocence Network UK and the need for innocence projects in universities in the UK’.

2006: Invited Panel Member at the UKCLE Enterprising Law Students: Celebrating Enterprise in Law, National Space Centre, Leicester, 11 May.

2006: Invited paper at the Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Public Meeting, House of Commons, London, 24 May: ‘Beyond the ‘Parole Deal’: Rethinking the Problem of Prisoners Maintaining Innocence and the Key Obstacles to Progression’.

2006: Invited paper at the FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation) Annual General Meeting, Salvation Army Hall, Bristol, 17 June: ‘False Allegations: Stigma, harm and the limits of the criminal justice system for the innocent’.

2005: Invited paper at the United Against Injustice 4th Annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester, 15 October: ‘Raising awareness of the wrongful conviction of the innocent, producing research and undertaking casework’.

2005: Invited paper at the South Wales Liberty Annual General Meeting, Friends Meeting House, Charles Street, Cardiff, 18 August: ‘Miscarriages of justice, the wrongful conviction of the innocent and the implications for campaigning’.

2005: Invited paper at the South Wales Liberty meeting to commemorate John Roden’s 11th year of imprisonment, Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, 8 August: ‘Legal Clinic on Miscarriages of Justice’.

2005: Invited paper at the Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Conference, Vaughn House, 46 Francis Street, London, 16 July: ‘Prison, Parole and Moral Indifference’.

2005: Invited paper at the National Pro Bono Week hosted by the Law Society, South West and Bristol Law Society, Law Society, South West, Newminster House, 27-29 Baldwin Street, Bristol. 9 June: ‘The University of Bristol Innocence Project, Pro Bono Breakfast’ (with students from the University of Bristol Innocence Project).

2005: Invited paper to the Bristol Justice Network, Friends Meeting House, Redland Bristol, 16 May: ‘The University of Bristol Innocence Project’.

2005: Invited paper to The Innocence Group, 1 Pump Court, Temple, London, 12 May: ‘The Innocence Network UK and the University of Bristol Innocence Project’.

2004: Invited paper at the United Against Injustice 3rd Annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, Conway Hall, Holborn, London, 9 October: ‘The Innocence Network UK – an update’.

2004: Invited paper at the Falsely Accused Carers & Teachers (FACT) Annual Conference, Dinas Powys, 11 September: ‘The creation of the Innocence Network UK’.

2004: Invited paper at the ‘Students as Legal Activists’ Conference, University of Northumbria, 4 December.

2004: Invited paper at the Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association (CALA) Annual Meeting, Hickman and Rose, Liverpool Street, London, N1, 1 July: ‘The UK Innocence Projects Colloquium’.

2004: Invited paper at the Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Conference, Vaughn House, 46 Francis Street, London, 21 February: ‘A response to the Parole Board – the “parole deal” is not a “myth”’.

2003: Invited Paper presented at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds, 25 November: ‘Rethinking miscarriages of justice’.

2003: Invited paper at the United Against Injustice 2nd Annual Miscarriage of Justice Day Conference, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, 11 October: ‘The perversion of convictions for crimes that never occurred.’