ShowCASE Seminar Series

The first seminar of the ShowCASE series will kick off with a presentation from Laura Briody (Keele University) and Di Malkin (Staffordshire Police). Laura’s project “Operationalising Vulnerability” investigated how the police are informed about, identify and respond to individuals categorised as ‘vulnerable’. Di Malkin was Laura’s police liason during the project. She has twenty years of experience in policing and vulnerability, and helped win the funding for the CASE studentship.

The seminar takes place on March 20th, 12:00-13:00. Click here to register via Eventbrite.

Are you a CASE student looking to promote your research and the work of your partner organisation? Do you want to gain confidence in presenting? Are you interested in networking with other CASE students across the Northwest? If yes, then we need you!

We are launching the ‘ShowCASE Seminar Series’ to open up a space for CASE students and partners to present their work and research, and reach new audiences in terms of support, promotion and education.

What will it involve?

  • Each seminar will provide the opportunity for one CASE student to invite along their partner organisation (and academic supervisor if they wish) in order to:
    • 1) deliver a joint presentation about the collaborative research project they are working on
    • 2) allow the CASE partner to talk about (and promote) their organisation
    • 3) highlight the experience of working together and the benefits of collaboration
  • The format will be very flexible and relaxed, and various academic staff, students (both PGRs and prospective PGRs), and partner organisations will be invited to attend
  • The admin will be taken care of – all you have to do is show up and talk about your work!
  • There will be an end of series ‘social’ where students and CASE partners can come together for in-person networking, as well as food and drinks

What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits to participating, for everyone involved…

  • Benefits to you:
    • Opportunity to ‘give back’ to your partner organisation through promoting their work
    • Connecting with other CASE students to share experiences and make new friends across institutions in the North West
    • Learning about other organisations and their work
    • Getting your research ‘out there’ to a mixed academic and practitioner audience, with the potential to build your networks
    • Developing skills in presenting and collaborating (great for your CV!)
  • Benefits to your CASE partner:
    • Promotion of their work to a wide range of individuals
    • Finding and encouraging future CASE students to conduct research in their organisation
    • Building networks with other academics to initiate future ideas and collaborations
  • Benefits for academic staff:
    • Informing about the role/activities of CASE studentships to encourage more collaborations in the future
    • Learning about organisations which may be relevant to their research area
    • Highlighting the benefits of working alongside partner organisations to enable continued progression and development
    • Finding out the current nature of partnerships and building new networks

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please show your interest in the brief Google Form using the following link: .

We will be in touch shortly with more details and to find out your availability. Also, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

ShowCASE Seminar Organisers

Natalie Taylor started her PhD in 2021, with her project located within the Psychology department of the Institute for Population Health at the University of Liverpool. Her main research interests encompass aspects of the psychology of food insecurity, with particular focus on stigma experienced within food insecure populations accessing food support from a provider such as a food bank. The project is in partnership with the CASE partner Can Cook/Well-Fed, a social enterprise tackling local food insecurity and food poverty at scale within the North Wales region, and explores the capacity of social enterprises to present a non-stigmatizing, financially viable, and scalable alternative to traditional (yet problematic) food aid models which currently dominate.

Charlotte Evans is studying water histories in the Kaveri river catchment, which is located in South India. Her research uses interdisciplinary methods involving geography, history, and digital humanities with a particular focus on digital mapping and GIS. Her CASE partner is the National Library of Scotland. She is supervised by Dr Deborah Sutton, University of Lancaster, Dr Jonny Huck, University of Manchester and Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland. 

Poppy Budworth is a Second Year Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester. Her PhD explores the everyday lives of young people living with an ileostomy or colostomy, and is collaborating on this project with GetYourBellyOut. Poppy’s research interests include Feminist Geographies, Geographies of Young People, Everyday Geographies, Disability Studies and Crip Theory. Poppy is excited by creative and accessible methodologies and is currently utilising flexible interview and diary methods, as well as online asynchronous focus groups in her ongoing research with young ‘Ostomates’. The creation and development of the ‘ShowCASE’ series is an opportunity for Poppy to amplify the voices of GetYourBellyOut’s wider community and demonstrate the many positive aspects of developing meaningful relationships with non-academic partners.

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