Helen Sword

Helen Sword

Professor

University of Auckland

NZ New Zealand

Helen Sword is a scholar, poet and award-winning teacher whose books include Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard 2012), The Writer's Diet (Chicago 2016) and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard 2017). She is Professor and Director of the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education at the University of Auckland and the recipient of a 2007 Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching, the 2013 HERDSA-TERNZ medal for research with a major impact on tertiary education research in New Zealand and a  2017 University of Auckland Research Excellence Award.  Her popular academic writing workshops have taken her to more than 60 universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa. See her website (www.helensword.com) for links to her books, her digital poetry, and the Writer’s Diet test, a free diagnostic tool for writers.