Past workshops, talks, media


Live television interview, TRT World, ‘Money Talks’, segment on finding of independent inquiry in NY Governor Andrew Cuomo accusations of sexual harassment, August 2021

Live television interview, TRT World ‘Money Talks’, segment on economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic on women, April 2021

Live television interview, TRT World, ‘Money Talks’, segment on the gender pay gap for International Women’s Day, March 2021

Julie on screen on TRT World show on segment on Andrew Cuomo inquiry

Live Interview by Chantal Herbert on Pride Radio, about my work, June 2020

Consultant, piece on gender pay gap, The Journal(North East), April 2018

Live Interview by Roweena Russell on Pride Radio, on lesbians on screen, April 2014

newspaper article entitled 'We must do more to bridge gender pay gap', with image of Julie and other local businesswomen who contributed

Public speaking

‘Is Lesbian Visibility Day on your Diversity Calendar?’, talk for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the North East network, April 2021.

Talk for North Durham Labour Party on Newcastle’s national Women’s Liberation Movement Conference, 1976, November 2020.

‘Lesbian Visibility in the Workplace and Beyond’, for wirtschaftsweiber Annual General Meeting, Germany, October 2020.

Impacts of traditional gender roles and stereotyping’, Sister Shack, Sunderland and Newcastle, March 2019.

Talk for North East Labour History Society on the Women’s Liberation Movement conference in Newcastle that took place in 1976, January 2018.

Julie at front of a room pointing to something on a powerpoint slide.

Talk at North East Labour History Society Golden Jubilee and Northumbria University symposium on Women’s Liberation Movement conference in Newcastle in 1976, September 2017.

Invited opening plenary at the Second North-East Feminist Gathering, West End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, October 2013. Talk: ‘Fourth-Wave Feminism?’


‘Power in the Academy’ for Northumbria University’s women’s Network, March, 2021

‘Resolutions Retreat for Small Business Owners’, design and delivery for the Captured programme, Newcastle University Business School, July 2020

‘Leading Effective EDI Change’, design and delivery of programme of 6 half-day workshops including topics such as intersectionality, privilege, unconscious bias, structural bias, women and LGBT inclusion and Athena SWAN, Northumbria University, October 2019-June 2020

‘Women in Academia Resolutions Retreat’, design and delivery of unique half-day event open to all women academics, supporting them with making and attaining values-led resolutions, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, January 2020 and online June 2020

‘Privilege’, design and delivery of workshop for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EDI project, Northumbria University, December 2019

‘Unconscious Bias’ design and delivery of workshop for staff involved in the Research Excellence Framework, University of Bedfordshire, September 2019

‘Unconscious Bias’, design and delivery of workshop for staff involved in the Research Excellence Framework, Sunderland University, July 2019

‘Gendered Language and Job Adverts’, design and delivery for Sunderland University Human Resources staff, June 2019

‘Be an LGBT Ally’ design and delivery on behalf of the LGBT Fed, March 2019

For Girls Friendly Society – Design and facilitation of team days i. Team Building and Communications Day for staff and ii. Strategic Planning Day for staff and trustees, March 2019.

(How) is gender relevant to coaching?’, design and delivery, Edinburgh Coaching Exchange, Association for Coaching, February 2019.

‘Women and LBT intersections’, design and delivery NU Women and Rainbow Networks, Newcastle University, February 2019

Design and facilitation of interactive training for staff in various primary and secondary schools across the North East on anti-homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, on behalf of the LGBT Fed, 2017-2019.

Being an LGBT Ally’, design and delivery for North East Business and Innovation Centre (NEBIC) staff, November 2018.

Coaching Taster’ workshop design and delivery for Institute of Fundraising North East Annual Conference, September 2018

Righting Wrongs for Women in Academia’ workshop design and delivery for Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Annual Conference on the theme of ‘Writing Wrongs’, September 2018

LGBT awareness interactive session for NHS Business Services staff on behalf of LGBT Fed, February 2018.

LGBT awareness interactive session for Stockton Riverside College students for the College’s ‘Respect’ Day, on behalf of LGBT Fed, February 2018.

LGBT awareness interactive session for trainee teachers of Sunderland University Education Society on behalf of LGBT Fed, January 2018.

‘Gender and Coaching’ interactive session, design and delivery, for Coaches and HR professionals, The Coaching Exchange, Newcastle, in collaboration with the Association for Coaching, October 2017.

Kings Academy, Middlesbrough, session with Sixth Formers on ‘Feminism and Young Women’, October 2016.

Panel contributions

‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’, Institute of Fundraising North East conference, September 2019

Panellist, post-film discussion of Rafiki, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, on global LGBT rights, representing Team Kenya, March 2019.


Coach, ‘Someone to talk to’, offering ‘speed-coaching’ at a dynamic, mixed-media collaborative arts event, Tyneside Cinema, September 2019

Judge, English Speaking Union Competition, local heat of national competition, Whitley Bay High School, November 2016.

Co-organiser and facilitator, ‘Festival of Feminist Ideas and Actions’, Newcastle, March-April 2016.

Co-organiser, public talk by Monika Treut, German film director, and film screening, Whitley Bay, January 2015

Co-organiser, with Jacky Collins, ‘Lesbians on Screen: How Far Have We Come?’, series of screenings at volunteer-run Star and Shadow cinema, Newcastle, May-July 2014, with introductions, discussions and focus groups hosted by Scanlon and Collins

Co-organiser, ‘Greenham Women: Actions and Impacts’, 7 December, 2013, Northumbria University, featuring talks, discussions and sharing sessions from Greenham veterans and contemporary feminist activists, such as organisers of the North-East Feminist Gathering and the organiser of Newcastle Slutwalk and ‘Stand up to Sexism’ comedy night.

International Women’s Day events, yearly from 2009-2017, co-organising and hosting at Northumbria University and at Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema

Facilitating public discussions

With Rosie White of Northumbria University, hosting introduction and post-film discussion, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, for the film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry on ‘second-wave’ US feminism, February 2018.

With Louise Evan-Wong, Director of LGBT Fed, a conversation on ‘North East Lesbians and the Women’s Liberation Movement’, LGBT History Month North East Public Day, February 2018.

With Jacky Collins, Introduction and facilitator of post-film discussion re: Break My Fall, part of Scottish Queer International Film Festival on Tour, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, December 2015.

photo of Julie seated with Caroline Cridao-Perez at the front of a lecture theatre with Caroline animated and speaking

Organiser and facilitator, ‘A Conversation with Caroline Criado-Perez OBE’, public event, Northumbria University, October 2015 (200 attendees).

Co-organiser and facilitator, ‘Festival of Feminist Ideas and Actions’, a series of ‘conversations’ with local and national activists and creative practitioners throughout March and April 2015, Newcastle City Library.

Co-hosted discussion, with Jacky Collins: ‘How Far Have We Come? Lesbians in Print and on Screen from the Second Wave to the Present’, at North-East Feminist Gathering, October 2012, Commercial Union House, Newcastle upon Tyne.