I'm Sophie Nicholls and Making Writing is a space to bring together some of my work in the field of creative writing in learning, teaching and wellbeing. Thank you so much for visiting. 

I'm a novelist and poet and I teach Creative Writing at Teesside University where I'm Head of Department (Humanities).

I set up the international MA Creative Writing (Distance Learning) in 2014 and I teach across the Creative Writing portfolio. 

For the last fifteen years, I've been researching the connections between writing and wellbeing. I'm interested in the ways in which creative writing approaches and pedagogies can be used across the higher education sector in the personal and professional development of both students and staff.