In March 2017, Dr Leanne McCormick delivered the keynote address to the ‘Women on the move’ conference, held at Queen’s University, Belfast, to coincide with International Women’s Day. Her paper was entitled ‘Finding Bad Bridget: Irish criminals and deviant women in North America, 1838-1918′.

Dr Leanne Calvert also presented at the conference on ‘ “Old Mother Hubbard”: Irish women and crime in North America, 1838-1918′