Event info
Type: Webinar
When: October 22, 2020 | 16.30-17.30 (CEST)

Speaker: Gareth Dyke
Head of Training for TopEdit, an international author services company.

Information on G. Dyke’s research can be found at:
Google Scholar
University of Debrecen


Pre-registration for this (free) webinar is necessary to guarantee participation, please CLICK HERE to register

Peer review is an important transferrable skill. Learning to be an effective peer reviewer means learning to assess the work of others critically in a positive and meaningful way. This involves helping colleagues to improve their written and oral presentations based on your expertise and experience. This webinar will help you to develop evaluation skills that support the objectives of others. Peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing but is also a key competency and transferrable skill developed during PhD training that is applicable to all kinds of writing and presentations irrespective of final career.

Peer review is a key skill yet very little training (if any) is ever provided to researchers (either in written form by journals or by universities) in how to do this effectively. This is left to supervisors (for PhD students) or just not done at all and researchers are often expected to ‘learn on the job’.

It is extremely valuable to be able to write and present documents and reports and engage actively with the work of team members to provide comments and constructive feedback in a manner that supports and enhances their work. Learning how to do this in a positive and constructive way will benefit you and the person you are advising.


Dr. Gareth Dyke
Gareth is a prolific scientific author who has published more than 280 articles in peer-reviewed journals over the last 20 years, including in Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy (USA) and other high-profile outlets. His research has been widely covered in the media and he is often invited to present talks and lead workshops around the world, most recently in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Colombia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Workshops in China run by Gareth in 2019 were attended by more than 5,000 colleagues. He has written numerous news and other popular articles including in Scientific American, New Scientist, and Nature and is a regular contributor to The Conversation (scientific news website).
He manages the Taylor & Francis journal Historical Biology as Editor-in-Chief. Gareth has mentored students at all levels (Masters, PhD, Adult Education) and has developed a large range of in-class teaching techniques. He has worked in the USA, Ireland, and the UK, including for more than 15 years as a full-time University academic (University College Dublin, National Oceanography Centre University of Southampton).
Gareth is uniquely positioned to teach and advise with authority on all aspects of the scientific publishing process, grant writing, and personal development as he is an experienced researcher, reviewer, editor, and journal manager with a strong background in technical and popular writing. He is accredited as a course leader and teacher by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in the UK as well as by the Irish HEA.