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Great courses take time to mature. Multi-award winning author and strategist Pete Moore PhD has spent a decade and more developing training courses that now have a solid reputation for excellence. They help people develop efficient means of working out what they want to say, and then see how to present that information in a way that can achieve maximum impact.

Since 2005, over 6000 participants have attended courses run in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. Many people explicitly state that ThinkWrite courses were the most helpful and enjoyable training events they have ever attended.

 
pete moore

Pete Moore PhD

Director

ThinkWrite™ courses have grown out of Pete’s experience as a post-doctoral academic at UCL and then over 20 years working as a freelance science writer, prize-winning author and communications consultant.

Pete has led over 1000 courses on different aspects of writing, in the UK, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Norway.

After submitting his PhD thesis in just over three years, he has gone on to create an organised approach to writing large documents. Using this, he has authored and co-authored more than 30 papers, and written over 16 single-author books. Furthermore, this pace of work has not been at the expense of high standards – he has won six national awards for his writing and editing.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member the Association of British Science Writers, the Society of Authors. He is a former chair of the Medical Journalist’s Association and a former member of Toast Masters International.

For more of Pete's work - visit his webpage.

 
Jana Witt

Jana Witt PhD

Associate trainer

Jana is a Health Information Officer at Cancer Research UK, with previous experience working at Kings College London. In addition, her communication experience includes being a freelance contributer to the technology press as well as working on podcasts. She has experience delivering training courses around building posters and public engagement in a number of different venues. 

 
Julia Viladoms

Julia Viladoms

Associate trainer

Julia is a first-class scientist with over ten years’ experience in three different countries. She has a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications and of obtaining independent funding. During her research career, she has cultivated her communication and training skills and has enjoyed helping other researchers with their manuscripts, grant applications and presentations. Julia is interested in coaching students and academics to improve their writing and speaking skills in order to develop a more successful and rewarding career.

 
Andy

Pam Lock

Associate trainer

Pam operates at many levels. With a background at Oxford University Press, she now runs writing retreats for staff and resaerch students at the University of Bristol, while at the same time working on her own PhD investigating alcohol in Victorian fiction.

 
Andy

Andy Ridgway

Associate trainer

Andy is a Senior lecturer in Science Communication at the University of the West of England. He is an award-winning journalist, with a strong track record writing for outlets such as New Scientist and Newsweek and has been the News and Features Editor at BBC Focus.

 
Martyn

Martyn Lawrence PhD

Associate trainer

With a PhD in history and experience leading to Post-doc projects, Martyn moved into academic publising and worked as a senior Publisher at Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 

 
 

John Bryant, Em. Prof

Associate trainer

John is the Emeritus Professor in Biosciences at the University of Exeter. He has many years' experience running a vibrant research team and mentoring researchers as they developed their own communication skills. He also set up some of the UK's first bioethics courses and training engagements.

 
 Marc Jones

Marc Jones PhD

Associate trainer

Marc has spent the first part of his academic career working at UCL, before moving to become a Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Marc believes in the critical importance of writing and speaking skills as tools for building a successful academic career. Before gaining his current appointment he had already won two poster competitions and gained one second place. He had over nine first-author papers, with a further 11 as co-author. He has delivered talks at international conferences, and presented hundreds of hours of teaching to undergraduate students. Rather than sitting back and waiting for funds to arrive, he has applied for and won 14 small to medium sized grants covering costs of short projects, travel and accommodation. 

 
emma weitkamp

Emma Weitkamp PhD

Associate trainer

Emma is the Associate Professor in Science Communication at the University of the West of Engalnd, and has a background in medical writing and public relations. Her research interests focus on the use of narrative as a means of communicating science. She enjoys taking science into a wide range of popular genre including theatre and cartoon comics. She is also supervising a PhD student investigating communication issues around climate change.