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Heather Dyer

Heather has two specialisms: enhancing the creative process in academic writing, and helping students express complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Additional expertise:
  • picture books
  • teaching creative writing
  • technical writing

Courses offered by Heather Dyer

Courses offered by Dr Heather Dyer include:

  • Creative Thinking for Researchers
  • Critical Thinking and Writing
  • Crafting Your Literature Review
  • Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation
  • Giving Feedback on Academic Writing (for academic staff and postdocs)
  • One-to-one coaching packages to help writers navigate long projects and improve their writing style

As an RLF Consultant Fellow, Heather delivers online and in-person workshops and writing retreats for universities and doctoral partnerships in the UK and abroad. She also offers one-to-one coaching sessions, helping writers clarify their original contribution, find their writing ‘voice’ and structure their material.

Heather has a doctorate in the psychology of creativity and is an award-winning children’s author. She’s particularly interested in applying creative thinking techniques to academic research.

Workshops are lively and interactive and include group work, practical exercises and time for reflection. Participants will gain confidence and learn a range of new techniques which they will apply directly to their own research projects.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, copywriter, journalist, novelist
Location: Wales
Availability for travel: International
Testimonials for Heather Dyer

This was a highly beneficial couple of days. Opened my eyes to a new way of writing and rehearsing my ideas without being bogged down with accuracy.

-- Arts and humanities doctoral student

Thank you, Heather, for an enlightening two days. I will use what I have learned for years to come.

-- Arts and humanities doctoral student

Thank you so much, Heather. This has been really fantastic and incredibly helpful and unblocking!

-- Arts doctoral student

I have thoroughly enjoyed both days of this workshop! It has given me a multitude of ways to connect with my own writing, and approach the different stages in lots of new and exciting creative ways.

-- Arts and humanities doctoral student

This is probably the most in-depth training and input I’ve ever received on (academic) writing! What a privilege, great opportunity. Brilliantly held and led by Heather.

-- Arts and humanities doctoral student
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