Anna Pilz

Profile for workshop facilitator Anna Pilz

Facilitator Anna Pilz

Anna Pilz joined the Researcher Development Team in 2022. With a background in SHAPE research and an international postdoctoral research career, Anna brings an in-depth understanding of the European and UK research environment to her role. At the IAD, she develops, designs, and delivers cross-University personal and professional development for both PGRs and research staff. Anna convenes the asynchronous programme on “Getting Started with Postgraduate Research” and supports PGRs through focused workshops on project and time management, networking, academic writing, publishing, developing funding applications and personal research strategies. Throughout the academic year, she runs in-person writing retreats and enjoys facilitating conversations about the writing process. She is passionate about best-practice sharing and with an emphasis on researchers’ daily realities, she’s keen to lead initiatives that enhance community building.

Edinburgh Research Explorer  


Workshops Provided

How to Write your Fellowship Application

Planning and Preparing Research Funding Proposals 

Developing your Funding Profile 

What to do with unsuccessful funding applications? 

How to Make the Most of your Postdoc 

Developing as a Mentor 

How to Develop your Research Leadership 

Leading with Relational Intelligence 

How to Collaborate Effectively 

Interdisciplinary Collaborations 

Interdisciplinary Careers 

How to Get your First Book Contract 

Writing Clinic 

Researcher Realities

Anna Pilz