Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Iain Davidson

Profile for workshop facilitator Iain Davidson

Facilitator Iain Davidson                                                                                                                                                      
Biography

Iain is an experienced teacher and trainer who runs his own micro-business, 'seeing stone consulting'.

He has worked as a facilitator with IAD for many years and helps Edinburgh postgraduates build their core strengths in presentation skills, public speaking, personal management and visual communication (academic posters).

Iain is a fellow of the higher education academy and a qualified teacher (university of Sheffield). He holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the universities of Northumbria and York. In addition he is a qualified sports and exercise coach and in 2005 became a European Mountain Leader (now IML) after a gruelling six day exam in the Swiss Alps. Iain's work has taken him throughout Europe (he worked for several years in the Czech Republic and later in Spain) and his former employers have included GlaxoSmithkline Plc, Charles University in Prague, University of Cambridge, British Council and UK Civil Service.

Workshops Provided

Presenting Your Poster: School of Physics and Astronomy

Managing your work 1: your time, your energy and your goals

Managing your work 2: working with other people 1:1 and in teams

Networking and Personal Marketing Skills Workshop

Three Minute Thesis Competition Preparation

Writing and Designing Your Academic Posters: School of Engineering

How to Design an Effective Conference Poster - School of Biological Sciences

Presentation Skills Workshop – School of GeoSciences

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Iain Davidson Headshot