It’s Addiction, Jim, But Not As We Know It: Star Trek Fan Behaviour  (with Sandy Wolfson, Northumbria


British Psychological Society National Conference 

Institute of Education, University of London, 18-19 December 1995


Popular Music And Mental Illness (with Dr Annette Hames, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northumberland

Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust)

Special Topics Lecture Series 

Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, 30 May 2000


Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow: Popular Music, Nostalgia And The Beatles 

IASPM UK Conference

University of Surrey, 7-9 July 2000


Music, Myth And Rumour In The Film Biographies Of The Beatles

See/Hear: Music And Film Conference

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 9-10 November 2000


Turn On, Tune In…Shut Up! The Censor In The Living Room (Invited Speaker)

Freemuse: 2nd World Conference On Music And Censorship

World Health Organisation, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28-29 September 2002


Over The Rainbow? The Myths, Messages And Motives Of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” (with Lee Barron,

Northumbria University)

Visiting Speakers Series: School of Arts, Design, Media & Culture

University of Sunderland, 22 March 2004


Popular Music And Urban Myth 

IASPM UK Conference

University of Limerick, Ireland, 12-13 July 2004


Surface Cuts: Popular Music Film As History

North Eastern Regional Film Seminar

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 26 October 2005


Children And Cinema

Cinema Audiences: A Symposium

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 27 May 2006


Musical Parts: The Past, Present And Future Of The Pop/Rock Biopic

IASPM UK Conference

University of Birmingham, 1-3 September 2006


Playing At/With Reality

Crash Cinema 6: Bradford International  Film Festival

National Media Museum, Bradford, 21 March 2007


Astounding Tales: The Creation And Circulation Of Popular Music’s Urban Mythologies (Keynote Speaker)

Cultural Musicology International Seminar

University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 7-8 May 2007


Screening The Past: Contemporary Cinema’s Exploitation Of Popular Music History

De-Canonizing Music History: International Symposium For Histories Of Popular Music, Jazz And Folk Music

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 29 November-1 December 2007


Catching Them Young? Children’s Perceptions Of Cinema & Cinemagoing In The UK

Glow In Their Eyes: Global Perspectives On Film Cultures, Film Exhibition & Cinemagoing International Conference

University of Ghent, Belgium, 14-16 December 2007


The Beatles And The Liverpool Sound: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives (Keynote Speaker)

The Beatles And Popular Culture In The 1960s Seminar

Padogogische Hochschule, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 14 January 2008


Theorising The Sound Of Merseybeat: Delivery, Affinity & Diversity (Keynote Speaker)

Fifty Years With The Beatles: The Impact of The Beatles On Contemporary Culture

Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Lodz, Poland, 2-3 June 2008


North By North West: Changing Perceptions Of The Mersey Sound

Music And The Idea Of The North Conference

University of Leeds, 5-7 September 2008


Subjective Biography And Film Adaptation

Association Of Adaptation Studies Conference

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24-26 September 2008


Beginning With The Beatles or The Myth Of The Mersey Sound

Music Since 1900 International Conference

University of Keele, 2-5 July 2009


Music To Die For

IASPM UK Conference

University of Cardiff, 2-4 September 2010


A Mirror To Reality? Musical Biopics And Popular Memory

Memory In/Of English-Speaking Cinema: International SERCIA Conference

University of Franche-Comte, Besancon, France, 8-10 September 2010


An Understanding Of Performance: The Beatles In Hamburg (Keynote Speaker)

IASPM Germany Annual Conference

University of Paderborn, Germany, 18-20 November 2011


An Apprenticeship In Music: Hamburg And The Beatles

Visiting Speakers Series, Department of Cultural Studies

Leeds Metropolitan University, 30 November 2011


Learning To Be The Beatles: Hamburg 1960-1962 

Seminaire Jazz, Chanson et Musiques Populaires Actuelles, Observatoire Musical Francais

Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 24 March 2012


Keepin’ On Truckin’: The Contemporary Counterculture Of European Deadheads

IASPM UK Conference

University of Salford, 5-7 September 2012


Working Like A Dog? The Beatles In Hamburg (Keynote speaker)

Love Me Do: The Beatles At Fifty Conference

University of Loughborough, 4-5 October 2012


Getting Better All The Time: The Beatles In Hamburg

Colloquium Series, Department of Music

King’s College London, 5 December 2012


The Management Of Identity And The Maintenance Of Ideology: Deadheads In Europe (Keynote speaker)

Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory And Cultural Identity Conference

Erasmus University Rotterdam, 30 January-1 February 2013