Trevor Day


Dr Trevor Day is a non-fiction writer who has written widely across the life sciences and earth sciences. He now specializes in marine issues and in academic writing and learning development.

Originally a marine biologist with the United Nations Development Programme, Trevor's subsequent career has included being a science teacher, an educational consultant and a learning developer in higher education. Among his many books for children are Journey to the Centre of the Atom (Kingfisher), which was shortlisted for the Rhône-Poulenc (now Royal Society) Junior Science Prize in 1997, and Youch, It Bites! (Templar) listed for the English 4-11 Picture Books Award in 2000. Adult works include Whale Watcher (Natural History Museum, 2006), the revised edition of Oceans (Facts on File, 2008) and Sardine (Reaktion Books, 2018).

Trevor is Director of Consultant Fellows for the Royal Literary Fund (, which trains RLF Writing Fellows and former Fellows to work with groups of students or staff in universities. His book Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 2018) has been received enthusiastically by university students and staff alike. It takes an unusually practical and holistic approach to writing. He works with several UK universities to help academic staff and postgraduate students write with greater power and precision, and publish more successfully.

Trevor lives in a village amid Wiltshire's ancient landscape with his partner Christina and a fishpond. He is passionate about marine conservation and travels widely to report on the marine world in articles and books.

Give seminars/workshops, Undertake research projects, Contribute to/write textbooks, Make personal appearances, Write for magazines/newspapers, Gives workshops
Academic, Ecology, Environment, Journalistic Work, Natural Sciences, Scuba-diving, Science - not medical, Animals, Learning methodologies, Biology, Education - General, Marine, Natural History, Non-Fiction, Travel/Tourism/Guide Books, Conservation (natural environment)