Courses offered by Anne Wilson include:

  • Telling your story (improving success in grant applications)
  • How to target the right funder for your project (a strategic approach to finding funding)
  • Creative approaches to supporting student writing (improve your feedback to students)
  • Communicating your research (writing for non-specialist audiences)
  • Cool titles, compelling abstracts (for academic journal articles)
  • Professional conversations and relationships (networking skills for academic conferences)

About Anne

The pressure on academics to publish in high impact journals and win research grants has probably never been greater. Anne’s approach is to recognise the challenges, and to help people develop the skills they need in this competitive environment.

Anne combines a strong background in journalism/corporate communications with teaching and facilitating in academia. She helps people create compelling narratives from complex data, in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. She supports academic and research staff in areas that are central to their role, such as writing journal articles, grant applications and conference presentations and giving feedback to students on their writing.

A former freelance journalist (Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The New York Times) Anne has written an academic book on the identity of British mixed race children and two crime novels, as well as blogposts for various websites. In the corporate arena, she has won numerous awards for drama and documentary scripts and has good links with experienced film-makers.

She uses her experience of competitive pitching to run a workshop on grant proposal writing and works one-to-one with academics on grant proposals for funding bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, The Wellcome Trust, ESRC and the European Research Council.

Discipline areas: Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, business reports, scientific research reports, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, copywriter, journalist, radio or TV writer
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International