journalist, copywriter, co-director of itsdevelopmental Ltd

I have over 20 years' experience of writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, websites, companies...A lot of the work that I do now isn't bylined, so the clippings shown are just journalistic content.


Recent work


S&PA Professional magazine Winter 2018/2019

The new year has arrived and as we all work off those post-holiday blues, make sure to check out the Winter Edition of S&PA Professional magazine for an industry update for...


Learning Insights: Neuroscience

Learning Insights: Neuroscience eBook: Wolfgang Reichelt, Nigel Paine, Martin Couzins, Roisin Woolnough: Kindle Store

Personnel Today

Should we use apprenticeships to train managers? - Personnel Today

The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so broad it's possible to gain an MBA. Roisin Woolnough looks at the...


Organisational storytelling: tell the story that needs to be told and tell it well

"Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin..." Storytelling in the traditional sense - through books, films or one person to another around the campfire - is a simple enough...

Personnel Today

Personnel Today turns 30: How has L&D evolved?

As part of our series celebrating 30 years since the first issue of Personnel Today, Roisin Woolnough considers the vast changes that have impacted the learning and development...


Killer 'ghost nets' to carpet tiles

Our aim is to clean the seas from the waste that is on the seabeds or entangled in shipwrecks and transform them into yarn and then into products. There are roughly 640,000 tons...

The older stuff


Web driver issues free ticket to ride

In the second of a series on intellectual property rights, Tim Berners-Lee tells Roisin Woolnough that the net must be a public space.


No sex please, you're workmates

Half the UK population meet their future partner at work, with 40% admitting to at least one fling with a colleague, according to a book called Sex at Work (Capita, £8.99). But...



Ecotextile News - February/March 2014 - by Roisin Woolnough Ancient and endangered forests are increasingly being cut down and pulped to make fabrics such as rayon and viscose....


Meet the man who invented the Web - Tim Berners Lee

In an exclusive interview, creator of the World-Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee tells Roisin Woolnough where it is all going. His parents met while working on the Ferranti Mark 1, the...


Green light

If every office worker in the UK turned off their computer monitor and screen when they left work each night, the effect on national carbon emissions would be significant. And...