Skills: Darren is a specialist in physical and mathematical sciences and is skilled in science writing, editing and proofreading. Through his research, he has also gained skills in data analysis and presentation, technical document development using LaTeX, and assessing documents and data against a wide variety of criteria. As Biotext’s training manager, he develops, writes and presents educational materials.
Qualifications: Darren has an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics (including statistics), a PhD in physics, and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Editing. He is an Australian Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) Accredited Editor and a member of IPEd, the Canberra Society of Editors and the Australian Neutron Beam Users Group.
Experience: Darren has extensive experience as a research scientist. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, been invited to speak at many national and international meetings and successfully obtained competitive funding to support his research. He has written software for computational modelling of large sets of data, and managed a research group, including mentoring junior staff and building networks.
He has co-authored textbooks for high school physics, and written, edited and proofread reports, books, grant applications, scientific papers and training material for many organisations, including the Australian Public Service Commission, the International Union of Crystallography and the Australian National University.