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I have experience working on scripted and unscripted stories. I’m often asked to take part in speaking engagements, training workshops and conferences on a variety of subjects in the storytelling field. This is something I enjoy doing and am skilled at. I have given guest lectures at universities, taken part in global panels and provided motivational and expert speeches. I have experience judging international storytelling competitions and being on boards and steering committees. I’ve had positive feedback to my motivational and inspirational speeches and workshops, and have been asked to speak on numerous podcasts about diversity and inclusion. I am good at chairing and moderating.

I have my own podcast Have You Thought About and have been shortlisted for the International Women's Podcast Awards. I have also hosted the We Transform Lives Podcast and a podcast for the Centre for Human Sciences and have been a guest on numerous others.

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Dhruti Shah host of Transform Podcast
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I've been featured on, at or by…
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Talks & Conferences
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Body Image, The Story Collider, London Show, Speaker

Featured speaker on the live stage show with pop science story chosen for global podcast.

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Decarbonising Buildings Theatre, Elemental Expo, Host

Host and panel chair for a series of discussions around the journey to net zero.

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From Fraggle Rock to RuPaul's Drag Race, OKRE Summit, Chair

Host of panel focusing on entertainment and social impact.

Storytelling for Climate Justice, Climate Reframe x All the Elements, Timber Festival (2024)

Host, Agony Aunt and Uncles in Journalism, The John Schofield Trust (2024)

Host, Networking and Sandwiches, The John Schofield Trust (2024)

Panel Host,  Creative Funding for Climate Storytelling, Ignite Climate Content Summit, The TV Foundation (2024)

Panellist, English Creates, University of Oxford English Faculty (2024)

Featured Guest, I Am Not A Typo, As It Happens, CBC News (2024)

Featured Guest, I Am Not A Typo, The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 2 (2024)

Panel Moderator, How Do We Shift Storytelling with Audiences? OKRE Summit (2024)

Featured Guest, I Am Not A Typo, The World, NPR (2024)

Podcast Host, Centre for Human Sciences,  Haleon, (2024)

Featured Interviewee, South Asians for Sustainability Live conversation (2024)

Workshop creator, Vicarious Trauma workshop, BBC Scotland Investigations (2023)

In-person Panel Moderator, Launch 5th Edition of Haleon Pain Index, Edelman DXI, Haleon, London, UK (2023)

Featured Guest, Behind the Narratives of Women Journalists, Wempower UK (2023)

Featured Guest, Journalism and Storytelling, The Access Factor podcast, King's College London (2023)

Podcast Host, We TRANSFORM Lives, TRANSFORM (Unilever, the UK Foreign Office and EY) (2023)

Guest Lecturer, Executive Leadership Msc, Parsons School of Design, The New School (2023)

Featured Speaker, Building resilience: Surviving in a critical and visible environment, Association of British Science Writers Summer School (2023)

Featured Speaker,Diverse voices - the key to diverse audiences, Association of British Science Writers Summer School (2023)

In-Person Facilitator, These Things Matter film screening conversation, Museum of Colour (2023)

Host, The John Schofield Trust Masterclass day, BBC HQ (2023)

Featured guest on digital strategy, The Kay Burley Breakfast Show, Sky News (2023)

Host, Elemental, Best Practice for Monitoring and Improving Water Efficiency (2023)

Host, Elemental, How Local Authorities can Innovate to Use Their Own Land to Generate Energy (2023)

Expert, Vicarious Trauma and Journalism, BBC Arabic (2023)

Facilitator and Speaker, Mental Health for Newsroom Managers, Headlines Network (x 10) (2023)

Featured Speaker, World Cafe, Rotary Peace Fellowship Conference (2023)

Host, Elemental webinar, The Essentials for Healthy Homes (2023)

Host, Elemental webinar, Skills to Deliver Housing Retrofit (2023)

Chair, JST Charity, How to Create your own Brand in News (2022)

Host, Elemental webinar, Renewable Energy in Older Buildings (2022)

Storyteller, Expert Working Group, G20 Initiative, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn, Germany (2022)

Host, Elemental Decarbonisation Festival: Energy Storage Solutions for Social Housing (2022)

Host, Elemental Decarbonisation Festival: Models for Whole House Retrofit (2022)


Host, Elemental Decarbonisation Festival: Clean and Affordable Options for Social Landlords (2022)

Host, Elemental Decarbonisation Festival: Role of Metrics in Social Housing (2022

Featured Speaker, People Like Us (2022)

From Fraggle Rock to RuPaul's Drag Race, OKRE Summit, Chair (2022)

Guest Lecture, The Art of Telling a Good Story, Global Education Oregon, (2022)

Panellist, Marketing Your Charity, Directory of Social Change (2022)

Chair, How to be a Multimedia Journalist, John Schofield Trust Masterclass Day (2022)

Vicarious Trauma Guest Lecture, Forensic Architecture (2022)

Guest Lecturer, Trust in News Presentation, The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), University of Westminster (2022)

Journalism Masterclass, Oxford Brooks University (2022)

Can tech break the glass ceiling and class ceiling, Department for Opportunities, Social Mobility Foundation and Cognizant Foundation, Chair (2022)

In Conversation, Oshwal Connect, UK (2022)

Presenter, Rise Diversity Conference, BBC, UK (2021)

Featured Speaker, Is there a Book in it? Hacks and Hackers (2021)

Inspirational Speaker, The Economist, UK (2021)

Keynote Speaker, Connections, Simply IC, Simply Comms, Europe (2021)

Featured Speaker, Breaking the Rules, Woman X Impact, Italy (2021)

What’s In A Name?, Dataminr, UK (2021)

Trainer, UGC and Verification Training, Africa, Trusted News Initiative (2021)

Featured Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion, We Hate Pink, UK (2020)

Featured Speaker, Career Clinic, City Hindus, UK (2020)

Social Storytelling Masterclass , John Schofield Trust, UK, BBC International bureaux (2020)

Speaker, BAM Media Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC, US (2019, 2020)

International Women’s Day inspirational speaker, King (Candy Crush), UK (2018)

Real News Trainer, Teaching school students how to spot fake news, UK (2018)

Journalism and Trauma Leadership retreat, Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, UK (2015), Italy (2018), UK (2019)

Alternative Facts, Divisive Narratives & Uncomfortable Questions, workshop panel, Rotary International Peace Centre, Thailand (2017)

Social Media Verification Workshop, keynote speaker, Reveal EU, Greece (2016)

Trauma Journalism, presenter, BBC News, BBC Monitoring, World Service, BBC UGC, National Union of Journalists, UK (2016)

News and User Generated Content panel, panellist, Prix Italia, Turin, Italy (2015)

Sourcing Stories on Social Media, News: Rewired, presenter, UK (2015)

Podcasts & Radio Appearances

Radio 4: Word of Mouth

Dhruti speaks to Michael Rosen about the importance of getting names right.

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The Story Collider

Dhruti discusses body image and her South Asian heritage in this live stage show.

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Media Tribe

Dhruti chats with Shaunagh Connaire about journalism life and breaking barriers.

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