Here is a list of my academic presentations, finished and in preparation. Click on the links to get access to the slides. See more on my CV.

Invited Talks and Seminars 

  • (2017) Cook, S. TBC. Presented at Dialogues in Human Geography Seminar Series, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University on 11 May.
  • (2016) Cook, S. What we know and what we don’t about run-commuting. Presented at IAMRUNBOX Run-Commuting Event, The Running Works, London on 11 October.
  • (2015) Cook, S. Run-commuting in the City. Presented at Landscape Surgery, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London on 02 June.
  • (2015) Cook, S. Running as transport: a research agenda. Presented at the Centre for Transport and Society Seminar Series, University of West of England on 20 April.
  • (2015) Cook, S. The potential of run-commuting. Presented at the Running Dialogues Seminar Series, Roxy Bar & Screen, London on 13 April.
  • (2015) Cook, S. Run-commuting: towards understanding an emergent mobility. Presented at Transport and Health Group Seminar Series, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 17 March.
  • (2014) Cook, S. Running as transport: a geographical provocation. Presented at the MA Cultural Geography Dissertation Symposium, Royal Holloway, University of London on 09 June.

Conference Presentations

  • (2017) Cook, S. What is it like to run with a bag?: Exploring the methodological potential of wearable technology for understanding embodied experiences of run-commuting. Presented at AAG Annual Conference 2017, Boston (05-09 April) in the session ‘Mobile bodies, technologies and methods: critical perspectives’.
  • (2017) Cook, S. Stopping on the move: tales from the run-commute. Presented at AAG Annual Conference 2017, Boston (05-09 April) in the session ‘Mobile Dwelling’.
  • (2015) Cook, S. Towards active travel beyond walking and cycling: the potential of run-commuting for transport geography. Presented at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, Exeter (01-04 September) in the session ‘Current and Emerging Research in Transport’.
  • (2015) Ward, M. and Cook, S.  Towards a geography of everyday sport: blurring boundaries, finding opportunities. Presented at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, Exeter (01-04 September) in the session ‘Geographies of Sport 1: Everyday Sport I’.
  • (2014) Cook, S. Not Just Running: Coping with and Managing Everyday Life through Road-Running. Presented at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, London (26-29 August) in the session ‘Exercise and environment: new geographies of the exercise experience and learning from them (2)’.
  • (2014) Cook, S. Moving with difference: encounters on the street. Presented at International Conference on The Future of Social Relations: Rethinking Prejudice and Togetherness in Times of Crisis, Sheffield (21-23 May) in the session ‘Everyday encounters’.
  • (2014) Cook, S. Running Order: Space, Power and Mobile Subjectivities. Presented at Inside/Outside/In-between: Perspectives on Space, Power and Subjectivities – BISR Postgraduate Conference, London (09 -11 May) in the session ‘Bodies’.
  • Cook, S. (2014) Accomplishing Road-Running: Negotiating Space, Mobile Politics and Order on the Street. Presented at AAG Annual Conference 2014, Tampa, Florida (08-12 April) in the session ‘Geographies of Mobility V: Climate Change, Disaster and Resilience’.
  • (2013) Cook, S. Experiencing the Run: ‘Go-Along’ and Video-Ethnography. Presented at RGS-IBG Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference 2013, Birmingham (25-27 March) in the session ‘Transport, Mobility and Movement’.

Poster Presentations 

  • (2014) Cook, S. Running Order: Power and Negotiation in Motion. Presented at SEDTC Annual Conference 2014, Egham, Surrey (08 July)
  • (2014) Cook, S. Running the City: Movement, Meaning, Experience. Presented at ESRC SEDTC Visit and Evaluation 2014, University of Surrey, Guildford (12 February).

Events Organised

  • (2015) Running Dialogues
    • Organised by Simon Cook, Katy Kennedy and Vybarr Cregan-Reid.
    •  Seminars:
      • 13 April. Running & Society
      • 11 May. Technologies of Running
      • 08 June. Experiences of Running
      • 29 June. Running, Space & Place

      Speakers: Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Penny Andrews, Kate Carter, Simon Cook, Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Steve Dews, Simon Freeman, Simone Fullagar, Ivo Gormley, Rachel Hallett, Russell Hitchings, John Hockey, Toby Jenkins, Katy Kennedy, Alan Latham, Jo Little, Hayden Lorimer, Chris Mallender, David McGookin, Stephanie Merchant, Clive Sanders, Richard Shipway, Kai Syng Tan, Boff Whalley.

Conference Sessions Convened

  • (2017) Co-organised with Peter Adey, RHUL and Justin Spinney, Cardiff University. ‘Teaching Mobilities: Practice, Pedagogies, Power’. Session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017, London (29 August – 01 September).
  • (2015) Co-organised with Miranda Ward, RHUL. ‘Geographies of Sport: Everyday Sport’ Double session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, Exeter (01 – 04 September).
  • (2014) Co-organised with Anna Davidson, University of Oxford. ‘Co-producing Mobilities’ Double session at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, London (26 – 29 August).
  • (2014) Co-organised with Felicity Butler, RHUL. ‘Researching gender: Drawing, mapping, participating’ at SEDTC Annual Conference 2014, Egham, Surrey (08 July).

Conference Sessions Chaired

  • (2015) ‘Geographies of Sport 2: Everyday Sport II’ session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, Exeter (01 – 04 September)
  • (2014) Co-chaired with Anna Davidson, University of Oxford. ‘Co-producing Mobilities’ Double session at RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, London (26 – 29 August).
  • (2014) ‘Researching gender: Drawing, mapping, participating’ panel session at SEDTC Annual Conference 2014, Egham, Surrey (08 July).
  • (2014) ‘Do You Have To Be A Runner to Research Running? An insider-outsider 10-minute debate’ session at Run Run Run: A Festival of Running 1.0, London (26 June).
  • (2014) ‘Bodies’ Paper session at Inside/Outside/In-between: Perspectives on Space, Power and Subjectivities – BISR Postgraduate Conference, London (09 -11 May).

Conference Volunteering and Assistance 

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