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Lecturing & Consultancy

Ellie lectures on her practice, giving talks, performances and workshops at universities internationally including University of the Arts London, Sorbonne Paris and UAM Mexico City. 


  • 2020/2019/2018/2017 Leeds Beckett University MA Mentor 

  • 2019 ACE National Wild Conference on International Collaboration

  • 2019 Performance paper, Leeds University Cultural Institute Art, Health and Young People 

  • 2019 Senses Cluster Bristol University

  • 2019 University of Leeds ‘Lived Female Body’ conference

  • 2019 Leeds Beckett University, History department keynote ‘Cake and death’ 

  • 2019 University of the arts London ‘Symposium’ 

  • 2019/2018/2017 Leeds Beckett University MA Mentor

  • 2018 Edinburgh Science Festival Digital Death Panel

  • 2017 Grief Series paper at UAM University Mexico

  • 2016 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Palliative Care conference

  • 2015 Leeds Bereavement Forum conference

  • 2015 Performing Grief, Sorbonne University, Paris

  • 2014 Laughing your art off, University of the arts London

  • 2014 Crossing over, clinical conference Hull University 

  • 2012 First Global conference of Trauma: theory and practice, Prague


Ellie is a visiting lecturer at a number of institutions including Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Arts University and University of Leeds. She regularly runs modules at undergraduate and post graduate levels. She has organised two interdisciplinary, international conferences in partnership with Historian Dr. Laura King at University of Leeds supported by The British Academy and the AHRC. Ellie has been invited to give lectures on her practice and perform at the following conferences:

The Grief Series offer specialist consultation to artists and organisations around complex facilitation, embedding care and working with grief in creative contexts.

We are currently working with SANSARA on their new choral project Rite to Grieve and have previously worked with Pauline Mayers, Greg Wohead, Matt Allen and Adam Saskwronski at Closed Forum.

Ellie acts as a mentor to other creatives across all art forms particularly those who perform solo, make auto-biographical work, use lived experience in their practice or those working on projects around loss.

She has worked with numerous artists which this year included:

Ro Hardaker

Daniel Nicholas


Chloe Smith


A decade of work on loss, bereavement, death and dying that spans all ages and backgrounds and multiple contexts and sectors including science conferences, community and interfaith groups, the arts and museums, schools and education and health providers combined with a creative approach that enables agency and the authenticity and compassion of lived experience - means that people and organisations often want to speak to us. 

We are happy to share our experience, skills, networks, advice, to co-think and to advocate for those who want to embed care into their practice. 

Team Grief are on hand to answer quick questions, signpost services and you can find tools, resources and examples freely available on this website.


If you’d like dedicated time with us, and Ellie in particular, we ask that you make a payment to our costs. As a company without regular funding this will enable us to continue our work and all it’s many benefits. 

If you have previously received support from the Grief Series, or shared our work, you might like to ‘pay it forward’ and buy an ‘Talking Time’ session for someone who couldn’t otherwise afford it. A £25 donation means we can provide an hour of consultancy to someone who needs our expertise.

Or for enquiries about this work please                                 


Thank you x

Ellie has also given talks and performance papers at dinners, symposiums and events including Leeds 2023 Breakfast, Wrought Festival Sheffield and the inaugural Making Routes symposium with Nic Green, Adrian Howells, Kieran Hurley and Wrights and Sites. She spoke at Good Girls Eat Dinner alongside Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News, Anna Watkins from Guardian Labs and international curator Fatos Ustek (see the videos below).



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