Polly Silk

Senior Lecturer in Publishing and MA Publishing Media Subject Coordinator

School of Arts


Polly has over a decade of experience in rights sales and children’s and educational publishing, most recently working as Acting Head of Rights at Oxford University Press. Her teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning courses focuses on international publishing and rights management.

A Brookes Publishing MA alumna herself, she is passionate about helping students approach their studies from a truly global perspective. Polly was the recipient of the 'Outstanding Teaching for Employability' award at the 2023 Brookes Union Teaching Awards.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • The Book Publishing Industry
  • International Publishing
  • Work Experience

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • International Rights 
  • Editorial Management
  • International Management of Publishing and Rights (via Distance Learning)