Media Appearances

Recorded Talks

Video of me presenting my paper "Dragon Ladies and Women Who Run With Wolves: Three Cases of Female Leadership in Game of Thrones" at the IHRM Seminar in June 2024.

Video of me reading my short story "The Little Car Dreams of Gasoline" at the BSFA Vector Reading Series in May 2020.

Video of my talk on Colonialism in The Terror at Worldcon 77.

Video of me reading Chapter One of Driving Ambition.

Video of my mini-lecture "Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones", presented at Royal Holloway University of London on 16 June 2018.

Video of my talk "The Colour Out Of Space Opera: Colour, Style and Symbolism from Forbidden Planet to Battlestar Galactica", at Eastercon 2018.

Two of my panels at Worldcon 75 can be viewed on the convention's Youtube channel-- click the titles to view Romance and the Female Gaze and The Future of Doctor Who.

Partial video of me presenting the paper "Best Thing Is Just to Get On With It: Postcolonialism in 1980s Doctor Who", as previously heard at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2017 and the Stone Tapes Symposium at the University of Lincoln (March 2017).

Recording of my inaugural lecture "Notes from a mud hut in Deutsche Bank: anthropology and the changing concept of culture in international business", which took place on 2 February 2016 at Royal Holloway University of London.


International Business Review short video with myself and co-authors Stewart R. Miller and Lorraine Eden, about our paper on ethics in international business research.

Academy of International Business Frontline Interview, about my career as an international business researcher.

Interview on the Dan Schneider Video Interviews show, with author and blogger Gideon Marcus, on the subject of "Why Danger Man is Great."

Interview on New Books Network, about my monograph Global Taiwanese: Asian Skilled Labour Migrants in a Changing World

Interview on the Dan Schneider Video Interviews show, with author Dean Motter, on the subject of "Why The Prisoner is Great."

Interview at the British Science Fiction Association to promote Driving Ambition, with Ed Fortune of Starburst magazine, visible here (audio-only version here).

Interview with me at the Breaking In blog, to promote the collection Tesseracts 21: Nevertheless.

Interview with me on the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast, talking about The Prisoner in its 50th anniversary year, and writing media guidebooks.

Interview with me on the Strange Musings Press website, promoting my story "If You Tolerate This, Then Your Children Will Be Necks."


Interview with me and co-author Alan Stevens about The Prisoner and original-series Battlestar Galactica on the TV You Grew Up With podcast.


Starburst Magazine's Bookworm Podcast interview me about writing guidebooks to TV series-- click the link to download or listen.


Interview on  the Unlikely Story website, about my short story "The Confession of Whistling Dixie" and balancing academia with fiction writing.


Other media appearances

Guest appearance on the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast, analysing the "Dance of the Dead" episode of The Prisoner.

Regular contributor to Southside Radio’s Media Matters (Saturday 10-12 AM) and Drivetime (weekdays 4-6 PM) programmes, 2008 onwards

Murray, Sarah (2017) “Discrimination Wanes against Women in Family Businesses”, Financial Times, 13 December 2017

BBC World (2014), "Global" programme, interview on how to make meetings fun and productive, broadcast 3:45 PM on 8 December 2014 (watch it here:


BBC World Service (2013) Interview on women executives and the glass ceiling, World Update, broadcast 3 May 2013

Barford, Vanessa (2012) “Is pregnant Yahoo CEO a landmark?” 18 July 2012, BBCi News Magazine,

Sky News (2010) "Vince Cable's 'graduate tax' and its possible impact on university applications", broadcast 5pm on 15 July 2010 (watch it below)

Daily Express (2010) "Why are the world's richest women Chinese?" 17 June 2010

BBC Breakfast News (2010) “Did the Lack of Women in the City Contribute to the Financial Crisis?” broadcast 3 April 2010 (watch it below)

Anonymous (2008) “Perspectives” Siren FM 107.5, broadcast 3 February 2008

Associated Press (2005) “The Doctor is In, Again,” syndicated to various newspapers 19 March 2005

Adenekan, Shola (2004) “Brain Gain’ for UK Universities,” BBCi News: Education, 28 July 2004

Johnson, Chris (2004) “UK Enjoys a Brain Gain in Young Talent,” Times Higher Education Supplement, 9 July 2004, p. 1

BBC South Today (2004) “Women and Work at BMW,” broadcast 2 February 2004

Anonymous (2004b) “London News,” Radio Jackie, broadcast 1 February 2004

Anonymous (2004a) “Research Steers Women Back into Car Factory,” Surrey Comet, 30 January 2004, p. 22

Anthropology books

Professional Identities (with Shirley Ardener)


By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Battlestar Galactica vol. 1

Audio dramas

Kaldor City: Metafiction


Driving Ambition