portfolio: conference papers/workshops


Khoo, Jamie. ‘Offering and finding safety in peer community’. Vitae International Researcher Development Conference; Plenary 7. Vitae.

Khoo, Jamie, Preece, Kelly-Louise, Wright, Vikki and Bilal, Mushtaq. 2023. ‘“You’re a human being before you’re a researcher”: (Re)Prioritising the researcher above the research’. Vitae International Researcher Development Conference. Vitae. Online conference.


Khoo, Jamie and Preece, Kelly-Louise. 2022. ‘Untangling the “messiness” of research: Redressing the challenges to wellbeing, work-life balance and creative flow among doctoral students’. Vitae International Researcher Development Conference. Vitae. Online conference.


Masefield, S. Jamie Khoo and Karen Clegg. 2021. ‘Addressing PGR Wellbeing and Mental Health through peer-to-peer communities: Growing and adapting the How to Survive Your PhD project’. 2nd International Conference on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers. UK Council of Graduate Education. Online conference.


Conn, M., Jamie Khoo and Frances Long. 2020. ‘Building Community: Enhancing Cross-Faculty Peer Support Networks in Postgraduate Researcher Development’. Vitae Connections Week 2020. Vitae. Online conference.

Clegg, K., Jamie Khoo and Joanne Hardy. 2020. ‘Supporting Research Student Mental Health by Stealth’. Advance HE Virtual Student Retention and Success Symposium. Advance HE. Online conference.


Khoo, J. 2019. ‘Your Lipstick is More Powerful Than You Know: Why Beauty (Still) Matters.’ Telling Feminist Stories, Centre for Women’s Studies and York International Women’s Week, York.

Invited panel speaker: “New forms of knowledge dissemination”. Building Excellence in Doctoral Education: EFMD Doctoral Programme Conference. University of Lancaster.


Khoo, J. 2018. ‘But Is She Pretty? How Women Respond to Beauty Ideals’. Guest lecture. University of Wolverhampton.

Khoo, J. 2018. ‘Beauty and the Hidden Beasts: The Potential for Healing in the Unexpected Discussion of Sensitive Issues in Interviews’. The Promise and Perils of Researching Sensitive Issues symposium. British Sociological Association & University of York

Khoo, J. 2018. ‘Breaking the Wall of Beauty Ideals’. Falling Walls Lab. University of Surrey.

Khoo, J. 2018. ‘But Is She Pretty? How Women Respond to Beauty Ideals’. Three Minute Thesis, University of York [won 1st prize at University level, and People’s Choice Award at national level]. [view video]

Khoo, J. and Gemma Gibson. 2018. ‘Empowered Bodies? A Cautious Critique of the Notion of Empowerment in Body Positivity’. Empowered Bodies conference, University of York.


Khoo, J. 2017. ‘Are We What We Wear or “What’s Underneath”?’ The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Skin. Environment symposium, Fashion Research Network & Royal College of Art.

Khoo, J. 2017. ‘Messy Bodies: The Messiness of Doing Feminist Research across Cultures and Countries’. Global Literature and Culture Forum, University of York.


Khoo, J. 2016. ‘Me and My Gals: Female Friendships in Interviews’. ‘Doing’ Reflexivity in Research: Practical Approaches to Methodological Complexities postgraduate conference, University of Brighton & the British Sociological Association.

Khoo, J. 2016. ‘But Is She Pretty?: ‘Doing Beauty’ in Fashion Magazines and Online (Anti) Beauty Projects’. Aesthetic Labour colloquium, Humanities Research Centre, University of Sheffield.

Khoo, J. 2016. ‘Are You Beach Body Ready? The (Un)Changing Representations of Feminine Beauty in Contemporary Online Media’. The Modern Body 1830 – Present conference, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York.

Khoo, J. 2016. ‘Our Bodies, Our Lipstick: A Conversation About Beauty Practices and “Choice”’. Everyday Feminism talks, Centre for Women’s Studies & York International Women’s Festival 2016.

Khoo, J. 2016. ‘We Are More Than Our Bodies: A Discussion of the Contemporary Cultural Meanings of the Body’. Sisterhood in Action conference, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York.