Tim Craven Business Development Manager

Tim Craven

I am responsible for promoting and facilitating knowledge exchange activities within SODA, supporting academics’ collaboration with external partners through contract research, consultancy and CPD.

I originally studied neuroscience in Manchester, which lead to career in the pharmaceutical sales. I gave it up to complete a creative writing MFA in the US followed by a PhD at Edinburgh, where my thesis explored the representation of mental illness in Confessional poetry. I now draw upon my experiences in both the commercial arena and academia to develop opportunities for knowledge exchange.  

I am passionate about developing impactful projects that harness academic expertise to create real-world benefits. In my current role, I want assist SODA in shaping and informing the future of storytelling through external engagement.

I’m primarily a poet and am at work on my next book. I get back home to watch Stoke City FC whenever I can. Every June I head to Glastonbury.