Errol Wood, BSc (Hons), PhD, DipTchg, has 40 years’ experience as a teacher at both secondary and tertiary levels, research scientist, science leader, university professor, information services manager and manager of a private training establishment. He is the author of over 60 reports and papers for peer-review science journals, and has authored two books and two chapters in recent international texts. His role as a PTE manager has involved the writing of over 40 training packages for use by textile technology trainees in New Zealand. Errol is an occasional referee for three international journals – Journal of the Textile Institute, Textile Research Journal and the International Sheep and Wool Journal. Currently he is a part-time lecturer in Environmental Physics at Lincoln University and the principal tutor in wool and textile technology for the Plastics and Materials Processing Industry Training Organisation (PaMPITO).
Throughout his career Errol has often been required to review the written work of colleagues, both scientists and engineers, and through this has gained an appreciation of what constitutes good science writing. Errol has previously delivered this course regularly to the staff of AgResearch, where he was employed as Education Manager until July 2010.