Richard Handy

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Richard has been teaching and organising international training events for many years. He is an accredited Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Professor, and also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB).

Increasingly, young people lack the writing skills needed for the effective communication of modern science and technology – a skill set that can be applied to other areas of non-fiction.


Richard runs writing workshops, either as short half-day events on the essential components of scientific writing, or more in depth full day sessions. He also runs workshops on using fiction and the arts generally for communicating complex information such as science to wider audiences.

In the full day technical writing workshop Richard covers all areas of writing a scientific manuscript and reports including; making a plan and deciding on a theme, how to write an abstract, structuring a concise introduction, writing methodology, and how to present results. The latter covers writing style as well as choosing and presenting illustrations. Writing a scientific discussion is a creative art that also uses evidence-based thinking. The workshop gives pointers on this task and also covers what editors look for in a good manuscript.

If you would like Richard to host a writing workshop, a lecture, or other training event, then please get in touch via the contact page on this website.