Conference Papers Given:
Unfitness to Plead – “The Direction of Disability in Relation to the Trial”, Law Commission Conference on Fitness to Plead, London, March 2009. Attendance funded by Conference Organisers.
Guest Lecture on “The New Diminished Responsibility Plea”, Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 12 February 2010, Dublin. Attendance funded by Conference Organisers.
Keynote Lecture on “Insanity in Jersey Law – A Tale of Two Tests”, Seminar on the Insanity Defences in the Criminal Law of Jersey, 26 February 2010. Attendance funded by Conference Organisers.
2010 Willis Cunningham Memorial Lecture entitled "Researching and Reforming Insanity in the Criminal Law" at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada on 15th September 2010.
The Coroners and Justice Act 2009: Panacea or Pandora’s Box for Partial Defences?Durham University, 30 September 2010.
Lecture entitled “The New Diminished Responsibility Plea: More than Mere Modernisation?” Univesrity of Northumbria, Attendance funded by Conference Organisers 2010.
Lecture entitled “Unfitness to Plead and the Defence of Insanity” for the Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland on 30th November 2010 in Belfast. Attendance funded by Conference Organisers. .
Reforming the Insanity Defence? A Critique of the New Zealand Law Commission’s Report on the Insanity Defence, Paper given as a Visiting Lecturer at Auckland University Law School, February 2011.
Chaired a Session on Reform of the Insanity Defence at Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Cambridge University, September 2011.
Research Presentation on Diminished Responsibility given to the Forensic Section of the Institute of Psychiatry on 16 December 2011.
Insanity Defences in Great Britain, Paper given at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference at De Montfort University, April 2012.
'The current law on automatism’, Medico-legal Seminar on Automatism, Keele University, June 14th 2013.
‘Unravelling Unfitness to Plead’, Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law, Glasgow University, 6-7 June 2013.
‘More Data on the Insanity Defence’ Mental Disorder and Crime Seminar, Northumbria University, 12th October 2013.
Fit to Plead but Unfit to Stand Trial? Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Nottingham University, 11 September 2014.
Insanity and Automatism-The legal State of Play: Sleep and the Law Conference, The Royal Society of Medicine, 30 September 2014.
The Operation of Unfitness to Plead in England and Wales, Perils and Portents of Unfitness to Stand Trial: International and Comparative Perspectives, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 2017.
Insanity defence reform – can empirical research influence legal change? 38th Annual congress of the Australia and New Zealand Asscociation of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Tasmania, 2018.
“The Maleficence of M’Naghten OR The Sorry Tale of the Insanity Defence in English Criminal Law” Keynote for the Criminal Justice Group at Annual Conference of SLS at University of Central Lancashire, 3 September 2019.