Conferences and Events

Organisation of Public Events, Conferences and Workshops

  • Coordinator of the Research Stream ‘Sociology of Spatial mobilities’, European Sociological Association, University of Barcelona (online), 31 August-3 September 2021 (30 oral presentations – 40 participants) (with Heiko Rüger and Knut Petzold).
  • Lecture and Workshop ‘Personal networks and ego-network analysis in R’ (online), CONNECT 2021, SNA Methods series, University of Cambridge, 28 April 2021 (55 participants)
  • Coordinator of 3 sessions on ‘the Spatial Dimensions of Personal and Social Networks’, Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference, Paris (online), 13-17 July 2020 (9 oral presentations – 30 participants) (with Christoph van Dülmen, Marion Maisonobe, Andreas Klärner)
  • Workshop – Collecting and Analysing Twitter Networks in R, The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society (CDCS), University of Edinburgh, 10 February 2020 (15 participants) (co-organised and co-run with Dr Tod Van Gunten and Dr Mark Wong).
  • Coordinator of the Research Stream ‘Sociology of Spatial mobilities’, European Sociological Association, University of Manchester, 20-23 August 2019 (20 oral presentations – 25 participants) (with Heiko Rüger and Knut Petzold).
  • Workshop – Epistemic Network Analysis, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 28 February 2019 (20 participants)
  • Workshop – Discourse Network Analysis (with Professor Philip Leifeld), Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 4 December 2018 (20 participants)
  • Workshop – Introduction to R for absolute beginners, University of Edinburgh, 28 November 2018 (15 participants)
  • Workshop – Online Social Networks and Big Data (with Professor Jordi Herrera), Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) Group, University of Edinburgh, 29 April 2015 (20 participants)
  • Workshop – Qualitative and Quantitative Ego-network Analysis, Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) Group, University of Glasgow, 30 March 2015 (20 participants)
  • Workshop – Introduction to Social Network Analysis: Collecting and analysing SNA data with UCINet, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 17 June 2014 (12 participants)
  • LIVES Life course Winter School, Les Diablerets, 22-29 March 2014. 7-day module (with Johannes Huinink and Stefanie Kley) about ‘Spatial Mobility over the Life Course and its Links to Family Life’
  • Workshop – Starting using SNA in your research. Importing and analysing network data with UCINet, University of Edinburgh, 22 January 2014 (50 participants)
  • Workshop – Advanced SNA theories and methods (with Professor Nick Crossley), University of Edinburgh, 29 October 2013 (25 participants)
  • International workshop – Highly Mobile People, between Professional Career and Family Life Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), 8 September 2008 (30 participants)
  • Interim Meeting – Job Mobilities and Family Lives, University of Geneva, 7-8 March 2008 (25 participants)
  • Interim Meeting – Job Mobilities and Family Lives, University of Geneva, 12-13 March 2007 (25 participants)

Invited presentations

  • Joint Workshop LIVES (IP6) and On the Move. Social Configurations and Resources in Transnational (Im)mobilities. University of Fribourg (online), 20 November 2020. Oral presentation: Labour market participation among couples living in Switzerland: the importance of residential mobility and the residential environment (with Dr Jacques-Antoine Gauthier)
  • Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis Seminar Series, University of Manchester, 27 March 2019. Oral presentation: Spatiality and reciprocity in family networks: A multilevel analysis (with Dr Andreas Herz)
  • Centre for Population Change (CPC) Brown Bag Seminar, Ladywell House Edinburgh, 27 September 2018. Oral presentation: Reciprocity within family networks in Switzerland: A multilevel analysis.
  • Edinburgh Sociology PhD Writing Retreat, Wiston Lodge, 24-26 July 2017. Oral presentation: Structuring your writing around an argument
  • Morgan Centre Workshop: Coupling and uncoupling: experiences and everyday practices. University of Manchester, 31 May 2017. Oral presentation: Family life and work-related travel: The particular case of highly mobile mothers
  • Digital Day of Ideas, University of Edinburgh, 17 May 2017. Workshop: Introduction to Network Analysis: Collecting and Visualising Network Data
  • Symposium ‘Spatial Mobility, Families and Gender Inequality in the Labour Market’, University of Bremen, 28-29 March 2017. Oral presentation: The contrasting perceptions of mothers being highly mobile for their job: the importance of the family context.
  • Edinburgh Sociology seminar series, University of Edinburgh, 5 November 2014. Oral presentation: High mobility for job reasons and its relation to personal life: evidence from a longitudinal study in Europe
  • International workshop on methodology development and data collection for measuring interpersonal relationships and individual life trajectories, University of Lausanne, 14-15 May 2014. Oral presentation: UK longitudinal surveys for measuring interpersonal relationships and individual life trajectories (with Lynn Jamieson)
  • Children, Young People, Families and Health (CYPFH) team meeting, University of Glasgow, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 18 December 2013. Oral presentation: Spatial dispersion and social capital in first-time and stepfamilies
  • Social Network Analysis in Scotland (SNAS) seminar series, University of Edinburgh, 24 September 2013. Oral presentation: Family inclusivity, spatial dispersion and social capital in first-time and stepfamilies
  • European Youth Cards Workshop What is the impact on young people? University of Edinburgh, 18-20 April 2013. Oral presentation: Challenging existing views of (young) geographical mobility
  • Presentation for a Lecturer post, University of Manchester, 30 April 2012. Oral presentation: Spatial mobility, family networks and family development: Research findings and lectures proposal
  • Presentation for the Chancellor’s Fellowship, Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 25 April 2012. Oral presentation: Spatial mobility practices, family development and family relationships: a life course and a social network approach
  • Monthly Seminar, Centre for Mobility Research, Lancaster University, 8 March 2012. Oral presentation: Adaptation of individuals to spatial mobility practices and physical distance in their intimate and family relationships
  • Monthly Seminar – Le déjeuner sociologique, Sociology, University of Geneva, 27 October 2011. Oral presentation: Familles recomposées : diversité et spécificités
  • Federal Institute for Population Research Monthly Seminar, BiB, Wiesbaden, Germany. 13 January 2011. Oral presentation: Residential mobility and the spatial dispersion of personal networks: Effects on social support
  • Epidemiology Centre Monthly Seminar, Hospital University of Geneva, 8 March 2011. Oral presentation: Introduction à la méthode d’analyse des réseaux sociaux
  • Conference Du sujet et de l’institution: Parcours de vie, University of Geneva, 4-6 May 2011. Oral presentation: Les trajectoires de mobilité spatiale pour raisons professionnelles en Allemagne. Quels effets sur la fécondité ?
  • Meeting University of Geneva – CNAF [French organisation in charge of paying family allowances, research department], University of Geneva, 18 May 2011. Oral presentation: Vie familiale et mobilité spatiale pour des raisons professionnelles: Analyse comparative entre l’Allemagne, la France et la Suisse
  • Monthly Seminar – Le déjeuner sociologique, Sociology, University of Geneva, 11 November 2009. Oral presentation: Mobilités spatiales, réseaux sociaux et parcours de vie
  • Monthly Seminar Gender and Space, Geography, University of Geneva, 15 October 2009. Oral presentation: Mobilités spatiales et ancrages relationnels: Quels impacts sur la structure du réseau de soutien?
  • International Workshop Job-related spatial mobility and family life, University of Lyon, 19 June 2008. Oral presentation: La grande mobilité géographique pour des raisons professionnelles en Suisse: une étape de vie pré-familiale

Conference / Seminar Presentations

  • European Sociological Association, University of Barcelona (online), 31 August – 3 September 2021. Oral presentation: Division of employment and income among couples living in Switzerland: The importance of migration before and after couple formation.
  • Networks 2021 – A joint Sunbelt and NetSci conference. University of Washington (online), 5-10 July 2021. Oral presentation: Building an original typology to analyse the geography of personal networks.
  • Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference, Paris (online), 13-17 July 2020. Oral presentation: Spatiality and reciprocity in family networks: A multilevel analysis.
  • Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference, Paris (online), 13-17 July 2020. Oral presentation: Analysing the geography of personal networks beyond the question of distance.
  • European Sociological Association, University of Manchester, 20-23 August 2019. Oral presentation: The increasing instability of employment-related mobility biographies in neoliberal Europe: A cross-cohort comparison.
  • Frognet Conference – Francophone research on graphs and social networks, University of Toulouse, 27-28 May 2019. Oral presentation: Spatialité et réciprocité dans les réseaux familiaux en Suisse: une analyse multiniveaux.
  • Swiss Mobility Conference, University of Lausanne, 19-20 November 2018. Oral presentation: Long-distance commuting mothers in Europe and their affective experiences.
  • European Population Conference. Free University Brussels, 6-9 June 2018. Oral presentation: Long-distance commuting over the life course and its link to partnership histories: a French-German comparison. Poster presentation: The contrasting perceptions of long-distance commuting mothers.
  • IMISCOE Conference. Erasmus University Rotterdam, 28-30 June 2017. Oral presentation: Are migrants’ networks fragmented and individualised? The role of social visits.
  • European Sociological Association (ESA), Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives (RN13), Interim Meeting – Parenthood: Perspectives on Family Lives, University of Bristol, 7-9 July 2016. Oral presentation: The contrasting perceptions of mothers being highly mobile for their job: the importance of the family context
  • CRFR International Conference – Unequal Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, 13-15 June 2016. Oral presentation: How mothers experience their work-related travel? The importance of the family context
  • Edinburgh Work in progress Seminar Series, 14 April 2016. Oral presentation: Does intensive travel to and for work affect union formation and fertility? A French-German comparison
  • International symposium – Internal Migration and Commuting in International Perspective, Wiesbaden, Federal Institute of Population Research, Germany, 4-6 February 2015. Oral presentation: High mobility over the life course: evidence from a longitudinal study in Europe
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual international Conference, London, 26-29 August 2014. Oral presentation: Social and Gender Inequalities in High Mobility Practices
  • Global Conference – Mobility Futures. Lancaster University, Centre for mobilities research, 4-6 September 2013. Oral presentation: How do family changes and high commuting interact? Evidence from a two-wave study in four European countries
  • Swiss sociological Association Annual Conference – Inequality and Integration in Times of Crisis, University of Bern, 26-28 June 2013. Oral presentation: Inequalities in High Mobility Abilities, Willingness and Behaviours. Teachings from a Longitudinal Study in France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland (with Emmanuel Ravalet and Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin)
  • CRFR International Conference – Researching Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, 10-12 June 2013. Oral presentation: Family inclusivity, spatial dispersion and social capital in first-time and stepfamilies
  • BSA Annual Conference – Engaging Sociology. London, 2-5 April 2013. Oral presentation: The importance of the father’s residential proximity for co-parenting and the child’s adjustment to divorce
  • International conference – Challenges of the international mobility of the highly skilled in the XXI century: Women in movement. Universitat oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, 7-8 February 2013. Oral presentation: How do family changes and high spatial mobility interact? Evidence from a longitudinal study in four European countries (with Emmanuel Ravalet)
  • Cosmobilities Network Conference Moving boundaries in mobilities research, University of Cagliari, 5-7 July 2012. Oral presentation: Job-related mobility trajectories in Germany: a sequence analysis to study spatial mobility experiences over time and their impact on family development
  • Annual Workshop of the Centre for Mobility Research (CeMoRe Research Day), Lancaster University, 30 May 2012. Oral presentation: Job-related residential and commuting trajectories in Germany: a sequence analysis to study spatial mobility experiences over time
  • International Workshop – Spatial Mobility, Family Lives and Living Arrangements University of Bremen, 17-18 November 2011. Oral presentation: Long-term Spatial Mobility for Job Reasons in Europe: How Mobility may become a Way of Life for Families?
  • ESA Annual Conference – Social Relations in Turbulent Times, University of Geneva, 7-10 September 2011. Oral presentation: Spatial Proximity and Contact between the Non-resident Father and the Child in Stepfamilies: Effects on Co-parenting and Child’s Outcomes
  • European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Annual Congress. University of Milano, 29 September-2 October 2010. Oral presentation: Job Mobility, conjugal satisfaction and parenting
  • Family and Intimate Life Research Network ESA Annual Conference Geographical Mobility and Family Life. How to (Re-)Think Family in a Mobile World? Wiesbaden, 16-18 September 2010. Oral presentation: Early Life Course Relocation and Fertility Trajectories: A Sequence Analysis
  • Conference Academic Mobility: New researches and perspectives, University of Tallinn, 24-26 September 2009. Oral presentation: La vie familiale à l’épreuve des mobilités spatiales dans les carrières académiques: une perspective européenne
  • ESA Annual Conference European Society or European Societies? University of Lisbon, 2-5 September 2009. Oral presentation: Mobility aptitudes along the life course: a cross-sectional analysis of the process of becoming spatially mobile
  • Conference Eurocities DATTA Urban mobility in Europe: Comparison between cities, new trends and effects of fuel price on mobility behaviour, University of Namur, 8-9 January 2009. Oral presentation: High spatial mobility for professional career: comparison between Belgium, France and Switzerland
  • Workshop – Highly Mobile People, between Professional Career and Family Life. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 8 September 2008. Oral presentation: Les ‘grands mobiles’ entre carrière professionnelle et vie familiale, présentation des données suisses du programme ‘Job Mobilities and Family Lives’ et comparaison européenne
  • Cosmobilities Network Conference Mobilities, Space, and Inequality, University of Basle, 8 September 2007. Oral presentation: Social networks and living places in Switzerland: Do friendship and family stand the distance?

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