Allan Gaw, MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM, PGCert Med Ed is a Scottish writer and educator. He has been a clinical academic for more than 25 years. Most recently he was Professor & Director of the Clinical Research Facility at Queen's University Belfast, and he previously worked at the University of Glasgow and UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, none of which were built of honey-coloured stone. He is passionate about the need to develop those key writing and presentation skills that are essential in professional life. In addition to over twenty books, he also writes and articles on a range of subjects and a blog entitled The Business of Discovery (researchet.wordpress.com) If you would like to learn more about him and his work, visit his website www.allangaw.com or follow him on twitter @ResearchET.