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Research project

Training for writing retreat facilitators

Project overview

Aimed to provide writing retreat facilitator training with Rowena Murray to build expertise for supporting structure writing retreats across the University. Participants who are trained are expected to organise or support the hosting a writing retreat for UoS staff. Places will be prioritised for people with firm plans to continue supporting writing retreats and similar activity.

Output: Seven UoS staff attended training and went on to organise or facilitate a number of writing retreats. Three key residential or day long wiriting retreats have since been delivered.


Lead researcher

Dr Lucy Gates

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Global musculoskeletal health and disease; with particular interest in lower limb mobility
  • Epidemiology of vertebral fractures
  • Epidemiology of Knee and foot osteoarthritis