Publication/Press

Projects:

  • Care Experience & Culture, a digital archive, the first of its kind that features care experienced literature, spoken word, academic material, sport and Film/TV.
  • Conversations for care was a knowledge exchange project set up to engage people in the care community through #CareConvos, monthly Twitter chats and outreach activities at the University of Oxford.
  • Care in the time of Covid was a project that explored the day to day lives of care experienced adults in the UK during COVID-19. We wanted to know how the care community was coping and what helps them. We also wanted to record their experiences in history.
  • A Portrait of Care was a collaboration with University of Southampton, Widening Participation department and Dr Aoife O’Higgins. It was an online exhibition via Instagram using self-portraiture as a way to combat the negative stereotypes people have about children in care.
  • Art Exhibition at Care Experienced Conference curated with Yusuf McCormack (1963-2021) and Rod Kippen. Photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, poetry, written work and other mediums were exhibited at the Care Experienced Conference 2019.

Articles:

Conferences/Talks:

  • Podcast – Trauma, Resonance, Resilience Feb 2021. Dee Michell and Rosie Canning join Lisa Cherry to talk about a new Digital Archive called Care Experience and Culture.
  • Interview during National Care Leavers Week Oct 2020 about Portrait of Care with University of Southampton, Media Department.
  • Podcast – with Emily Harrison, University of Southampton_360 Degrees about NCLW Oct 2020.
  • Interview with BBC Radio Solent Oct 2020 about A Portrait of Care.
  • Oxford Children’s Rights Network, Nov 2019, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford – ‘Pursuing Recognition for Care Experience People: Lessons from the Care-Experienced Conference 2019’
  • The Adoption and Fostering Podcast, Oct 2019. Episode 74 – The Care Experienced Conference.
  • Care Experience Conference, April 2019, Liverpool Hope University – ‘PhD Journey -Creativity and Serendipity’ and PhD Poster ‘Hiraeth’.
  • English: Shared Futures, July 2017, Newcastle University – ‘Shared Responsibility: Auto/Biography and the Ethics of Representation’.
  • Tenth Annual GradNet Conference: “Myth vs. Reality”, March 2017, University of Southampton – ‘The Danger of the Single Story’.
  • Creativity and Serendipity, January 2017, University of Southampton – ‘From Pip to Potter to Southampton’.
  • Handle with Therapeutic Care, October 2016, The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities and The Care Leavers Foundation – ‘Care Leavers in Fiction’.
  • BSA Auto/Biography, The Presentation of the Self, July 2016, Wolfson College, Oxford – ‘Orphans and Care Leavers in Fiction’.
  • Agency – Creating Empowerment through therapeutic childcare and education, November 2015, Glyndŵr University – ‘The impact of living in care on the construction of coherent narratives of identity and how this is represented in contemporary fiction’.
  • Flying on the Ground, New Beginnings Conference, October 2014, Brathay Trust – ‘Hiraeth – Finding a Fictional Home’.

Awards:

  • University of Southampton Humanities: awarded the Maureen Taylor Bursary, (2017).
  • First Flash Fiction in Bath Bursary, (2017)
  • English: Shared Futures – Travel Bursary, (2017)
  • University of Southampton Humanities PGR Student Research Fund: contribution for travel and attendance at the English: Shared Futures Conference, (2017)
  • University of Southampton Humanities PGR Student Research Fund: contribution for travel and attendance at the Agency – Creating Empowerment through therapeutic childcare and education Conference, (2015), BSA (British Sociological Association) Auto/Biography, Wolfson College, Oxford (2016).

Workshops:

  • Your Life, Your Story Workshop, NCLW Oct 2017-2018
  • Finchley in Fiction, part of Finchley Literary Festival, 2016
  • The Walking Writer Workshop, part of Finchley Literary Festival, 2015
  • Writers Workshop Group, 2013-2019

Writing Retreats:

  • Agatha Christie’s house, Greenway, Devon, Spring 2018-2019
  • Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire
  • Agatha Christie’s house, Greenway, Devon, Spring 2017
  • St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Oxfordshire, Summer 2013-2016

Press:

Reader:

  • Sensitivity Reader for author of Care Experience Novel 2021
  • Sensitivity Reader for author of Care Leaver Novel 2019
  • Reader/Organiser, Greenacre Writers Short Story Competition, 2012-2016
  • Sensitivity Reader for author of Care Leaver Novel, 2016
  • Sensitivity Reader for author of Care Leaver Novel, 2015
  • Reader for Radio Two’s 500 Words competition for children under 13, 2012-13

Book Reviews:

Flash Fiction: 

Short Stories:

  • Short Story: Greenacre Writers Anthology Vol 3
  • Fallen: Greenacre Writers Anthology Vol 2
  • First Love: Greenacre Writers Anthology Vol 1
  • The Old Wife’s Tale: York Tales (ENDpapers Ltd)
  • The Locket: The New Writer (Longlisted)
  • Fallen Women: Yellow Room (Shortlisted)
  • Tree Love: The Word Hut (Shortlisted)
  • Fallen Women: Wards: Foster, Winter 2018

Publications as Editor:

  • Occupied and Opened – The Story of Friern Barnet Library (editor), 2017
  • Greenacre Writers Anthology Vol 3 (co-editor), 2011-2014

Festivals: 

  • Finchley Literary Festival, 2016, Talk – Orphans in Fiction with Antonia Honeywell.
  • Finchley Literary Festival 2014-2016 – Organiser
  • Greenacre Writers Literary Festival, 2012-2013 – Organiser