Gender research conferences
Established and organised a series of interdisciplinary gender research conferences from 2009 at the University of Hull to showcase cutting edge gender studies scholarship and provide a platform for emerging research in the field. These conferences have garnered a positive international reputation and provide an important platform for gender studies scholarship and research.
Annette Fitzsimons Trust and Annette Fitzsimons Feminist Library
Established the Annette Fitzsimons Trust, following the death of a longstanding friend and colleague, with the support of her partner Keith Russell, to hold a feminist lecture series and annual activism event in Annette's memory. Also established a specialist private collection, the Annette Fitzsimons Feminist Library, for the use of gender studies scholars and students at the University of Hull.
Working with women's services in the community
Worked closely with a number of community groups, including the Hull Women’s Centre, Hull Rape Crisis, Hull Women’s Network and the Hull Domestic Abuse Partnership.
International links and collaboration
Developed and coordinated successful British Council links with universities in Pakistan, India and Chile in the areas of gender and development and curriculum development and been a specialist advisor (gender and development) to the British Council Higher Education Link Programme, renamed the Delphe Programme, and the International Health Links Funding Scheme.
Spent time as visiting researcher / scholar at the University of Oviedo (Spain), the University of Granada (Spain), Rutgers University (USA) and INTEC (Dominican Republic).iversity of Granada (Spain), Rutgers University (USA) and INTEC (Dominican Republic).