Conferences: Dr Ruth McElroy


Inside Coal House Symposium organised with Dr Peter Jachimiak, Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of Glamorgan June 2008

Life on Mars Conference, organised with Prof Stephen Lacey, University of Glamorgan, November 2007

Research seminars & colloquia

‘Television, the Local Press and Audiences’, Media and Communications Research Seminar Series, Swansea University, October 2008.

'Ed Thomas’ Film & Television Work’ panel member, Edsteddfod Symposium, University of Wales Aberystwyth, January 2008.

‘Minority-language Media in Wales: Dramatic Configurations of Place, value and Consumption’, Institute of Cultural Analysis, Research Seminars, Nottingham Trent University, April 24th, 2007.

‘S4C and ‘Must See TV: Mobile fictions on national screens’, Dept. of Theatre, Film & Television Studies Research Seminars, University of Wales Aberystwyth, March 9th, 2007.

‘The local, the global and the bi-cultural: Welsh language television in the digital age’, Dept. of Film, Theatre & Television Research Seminars, Reading University, January 24th, 2007.

Discussant at ‘The Construction and Legitimation of Regional Identity’ Colloquium, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, November 30-December 2nd, 2006.

Invited roundtable participant at ‘Open Futures’ Colloquium, Institute of Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, February 2005.

‘Labouring at Leisure: Aspects of lifestyle and the rise of home improvement’ at Material Culture and Consumption Research Seminar Series, Lancaster University, December 2004.

Community Engagement

Adapting Austen’, 200 years after the publication of her first novel: Cardiff University Creative Minds Fstival of Ideas, October 2011, with Dr Anthony Mandal, Dr Becky Mumford, and Dr Sarah Woods

Strategic Insight Partnership project: Working with my colleague, Inga Burrows, we collaborated with Oxfam Wales and South Riverside Community Development Centre on a creative strategy to disseminate the findings of Oxfam’s 'Making Ends Meet’ report on poverty in Wales. The project entailed documentary film and game design.

‘Addressing the Red Cross’s young adult audience through humanitarian education’, small-scale consultancy project conducted with Dr Nicole Matthews, Liverpool John Moores University, 2006.

Editorial board member of Planet: The Welsh Internationalist: (1998–2002) and ongoing reviewer and contributor.