In 2009, after 23 years in the NHS and academia, Mark left his post as clinical senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield to become a full time trainer. He qualified with honours from Bristol Medical School in 1986, and trained in public health before being awarded a national fellowship by the MRC. He used the principles he learned from Tim to publish numerous journal articles and now enjoys teaching those skills to others. He has been a co-tutor on Tim's Train the Trainers course. He is an accredited Myers Briggs trainer, and one of only a handful of people in Europe accredited by the Enneagram Institute to teach authorised workshops.
Writing course experience: Mark has run more than 100 writing courses, helping more than 1,000 doctors and health researchers learn to write. He has successfully transferred the course to fields as diverse as law, business and East Asian studies. His courses regularly score 10/10 for presentation and content.
Courses offered: Writing for Publication (one and two day versions); Effective Writing.
Clients include: Medical Research Council, Health Education East Midlands, University of Alberta
Availability: Based in Sheffield, Mark delivers courses throughout the UK and has occasionally been tempted abroad.
Qualifications: MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, FFPH, MD
'I previously struggled to write more than a single paragraph in a day, and following Mark's course wrote a whole paper (with a pen and paper) in under an hour.'
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A cub on the moor: a short talk on life as a country reporter in the 1970s. Available for Rotary Clubs, Probus, U3A and other groups.
Winning the publications game: the groundbreaking book on writing scientific papers.