Getting the right people
Dr Margaret Collins, Senior Lecturer, Professional Coach, Director of Training For Universities
When you hire a coach or trainer, how do you know their style or content will be relevant to your staff or students?
I have more than 20 years experience working at research institutes and universities in the UK and Europe.
I did my PhD in Molecular Genetics, completed a Royal Society European Fellowship at the CNRS at Gif-sur-Yvette and then several postdoc positions in the UK. I held Senior Scientific Officer positions in BBSRC Research Institutes before securing a Lectureship and then a Senior Lectureship at The Royal Veterinary College in London.
I know the system. I’ve managed teams of postdoc researchers, I’ve trained PhD students. I’ve juggled the complex mixture of teaching, research and administrative responsibilities. That’s not to say “I know it all” but I’ve been there, lived through it and know what has worked.
To improve my skills supporting the PhD students and postdocs in my own research team I also trained as a professional coach, in the neuroscience of coaching and have certification as a professional trainer.
I created my company, Training for Universities, to bring that skill and experience to the delivery of training or coaching for you.
You know yourself how important relevance and credibility is – get it wrong and word of mouth spreads the bad news like wildfire. Get it right and you have a waiting list for the next course.
Below I’ll share two key types of information : testimonials from participants on past courses and a brief biography. I hope they help your decision-making.
Please do contact me to discuss any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Managing Your Research Project
Personal development courses
Curriculum Vitae: Dr Margaret Collins
|2008 to 2012||The Royal Veterinary College||Research Consultant.|
|1995 to 2008||The Royal Veterinary College||Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology.|
|1991-95||BBSRC Inst. for Animal Health||Senior Scientific Officer.|
|1987-91||Protein Engineering Dept.,BBSRC Inst. of Food Research||Section Head, Molecular Biology.|
|1986-87||Department of Microbiology, University of
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow.|
|1985||Centre de Génétique Moléculaire,C.N.R.S., France||European Fellow of the Royal Society.|
|1981-84||University College of Wales, Aberystwyth||PhD in Microbial Genetics.|
|1978-81||University College of Wales, Aberystwyth||First Class Honours in Cell and Immuno Biology.|
In addition I have been professionally trained as a Coach (CoachU graduate), a Professional Behavioural Styles and Values Analyst, Master Practitioner of NLP and a full member of the Higher Education Academy. I am a full member of the Association for Coaching.