TIM ALBERT writer and trainer
TIM ALBERTwriter and trainer

Mark Pickin

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 Albert to publish journal articles and now enjoys teaching those skills to others. He was in the first group to be licensed and helped Tim train the subsequent tutors.

'I previously struggled to write more than a single paragraph in a day, and following Mark's course I wrote a whole paper in under an hour!'

'This has been one of the best facilitated Zoom courses I have ever attended. Mark was extremely engaging throughout, and used Zoom in a way that I hadn't seen before.'

Writing course experience: Mark has run more than 100 writing courses, helping more than 1,000 doctors and researchers learn to write. He has successfully transferred the course to fields as diverse as law, business, architecture 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: University of Oxford, Medical Research Council, Health Education England, University of Alberta.

Availability: Based in Sheffield, Mark delivers courses throughout the UK and has occasionally been tempted abroad. All courses are now available over Zoom.


Qualifications: MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, FFPH, MD.

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