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Adrian Bullock, lecturer in publishing, divides his time between teaching production and project management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and providing consultancy on educational publishing for major NGOs like Save the Children, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank – work which has taken him right round the world from Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar. Adrian is the author of two books on publishing – Book Production (Taylor & Francis), and The Green Print and Production Handbook (Hachette), and has just been contracted by Oxford University Press as co-author of their New Reference Online Dictionary on Publishing.
Caroline Davis is Senior Lecturer in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, where she teaches courses in book history, print culture and publishing studies. Her research focuses on publishing in Africa, and she is the author of Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Publishers (Palgrave, 2013) and the co-editor of The Book in Africa: Critical Debates (Palgrave, 2015). Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Journal of Southern African Studies and Book History. She was Principal Investigator of the British Academy project ‘Print Culture and Publishing in C20th South Africa’.
Sarah Franklin is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. She has lived and worked in publishing in the UK, the US and Ireland. Her particular areas of expertise and focus are marketing and PR and consumer non-fiction and fiction. Sarah is a published novelist whose debut, Shelter, came out in 2017. Her non-fiction has appeared, inter alia, in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Seattle Times and the Sunday Express. Sarah runs the popular Oxford literary night Short Stories Aloud and is a judge for the Costa Short Story Award.
Jonathan Glasspool is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Academic & Professional and President of Bloomsbury USA. He was formerly Product Director in Bloomsbury’s Electronic Media Division. Previous jobs include Publisher with Reed Elsevier in Singapore, Melbourne and Oxford. Bloomsbury Academic & Professional was awarded Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year in Bookseller Industry Awards for both 2013 and 2014. It was awarded both Independent Publisher of the Year and Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year at the 2013 IPG Industry Awards.
Prior to joining the School of Arts, Sally Hughes worked for museums in the United States and southern Africa. Her research focuses on book production by art galleries, particularly the writing, design and readers of publications for temporary exhibitions. She is currently writing a book on museum and art gallery publishing which includes case studies from Singapore, US, Korea, Australia and UK. For the MA Publishing Media, she addresses the economically important area of children’s publishing. Students taking this module visit the annual Bologna Book Fair where international rights to children’s books are bought and sold.
Chris is particularly interested eBook development and has produced a number of eBooks. His special interest is in eBook Typography and he has published an eBook distributed in the Apple iBookstore 'eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks'.He has also published 'From Print Book to eBook: Design and Production Techniques Where Both Print Book and eBook Are Required'.
In addition to tutoring on the MA Publishing Studies distance learning course, I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Stirling entitled The Shelf-Life of Books: An Exploration of the Lifecycle and Longevity of Books in the UK in the 21st Century.My professional career spans publishing, bookselling and digital consultancy. As Publishing Innovation Manager at Blackwell, I developed and launched the UK's first custom textbook service to incorporate chapters from multiple copyright holders. Prior to this, I worked in international sales at Taylor & Francis. I have lectured in Publishing and Digital Publishing at on the undergraduate and masters courses at Oxford Brookes University and Digital Book History at School of Advanced Studies, University of London.
Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is often invited to speak at international conferences and events. His recent books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and Turning the Page: The evolution of the book. He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and was a judge for the Bookseller industry awards for four years in a row from 2010 to 2013. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.
Jane Potter is a literary scholar and book historian with degrees from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and the Universities of York, St Andrews, and Oxford. Her publications include Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women’s Literary Responses to the Great War (2008), Wilfred Owen: An Illustrated Life (2014), and, with Carol Acton, Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in War Zones (2015). She has also contributed to a number of radio and television programmes for the BBC including World War One: The Cultural Front and World War One at Home.
Leander is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing as well as being the Subject Coordinator for Publishing Media BA hons and the Distance Learning MA in Publishing Studies. She is a graduate of Oxford Brookes and holds an MA in Electronic Media. She has a broad range of book and magazine publishing experience, with many years spent as a print and interactive designer in London and New York. As an academic, her research interests centre on magazine culture and hyperreality, but she is also an avid science fiction fan, has written about Princess Diana and has given papers on glamour models and celebrity.
Alongside her lecturing, Alexandra is an editorial consultant providing strategic content, PR and brand consultancy services for customer magazines as well as lifestyle titles, brands and start-ups. With over two decades experience editing mainstream titles at major publishing houses including Hearst UK, TimeInc.UK, BBC and ITP Media in the Middle East, her career highlights include launching Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and editing leading online fashion and culture destination, harpersbazaar.co.uk. Alexandra has also written for leading UK titles Marie Claire, Zest, Olive, Now, Woman’s Own, Elle Decoration, You magazine and many more. Follow Alex on Twitter @AlexEditor.
A Cambridge History graduate with an MBA from Cranfield University Philip joined Brookes in 2015. Previously he spent over 30 years in the publishing industry, holding senior management positions in several large international publishing organisations, including Pearson, Reed, Elsevier and Hachette. He has worked in the US and the UK and has managed businesses in Germany, Australia and Singapore. He teaches on publishing modules which cover the commercial aspects of the business of publishing, including product development, marketing and finance and he specialises in aspects of academic, professional and educational publishing. Outside Brookes he is an Associate at Bertoli Michell LLP, providing advisory services to the publishing and information industry on matters relating to Intellectual Property and on mergers and acquisitions.
Beverley Tarquini is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and is jointly responsible for work placements for the Centre. She has many years of experience in the publishing industry, in sales and editorial roles, based in Scotland and Southern England and holds an MA degree in English Literature. Her research interests centre on employability and content creation and application. She is a contributor to The Media, An Introduction (2013).
Nicola Timbrell is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing and Subject Coordinator for the MA in Publishing Media and MA in Digital Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. Jointly responsible for work placements for the Centre her goal is to help students into the publishing industry. Having many years experience in academia and of the digital publishing industry she specializes in teaching the creative and strategic aspects of digital publishing.