Healthy Writing Retreat at Lancaster University held on 5-6th July 2017

I think the writing retreat organised by Joana was very useful for both doctoral students and academic staff. As a member of academic staff I can say that it helped me get an article I had been working on closer to its submission which is a really valuable support. Working in collaborative environments where fellow participants work on the same goal of writing towards tangible writing goals is highly beneficial. It provides the needed environment and impetus to simply write and also share ideas and progress among supportive but critical colleagues. Joana’s lead was crucial in creating such an environment. I would certainly attend such a workshop again.

Dr Natasa Lackovic, Lecturer in Department of Educational Research


'I particularly appreciated the friendly and calm manner in which Joana managed the retreat – keeping us well on track and helping ensure that we remained motivated and productive'.

Dr Tineke Brunfaut, Senior Lecturer in Department of Linguistics