My PhD research explored the role of remediation, simulation and spectacle within contemporary BBC television documentary practices, in relation to public service broadcasting. In support of this research I convened Animal Magic, an academic conference held at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (NMPFT) which explored discourse, representation and narrative in relation to animals within film and television. Key note speakers included Jonathan Burt and Dr Paul Wells. In 2005 I co-convened ITV 50 which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Independent Television. Held at the NMPFT, the key note speech was given by David Liddement.