Publishing Staff and their Interests

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Angus Phillips

Angus Phillips

Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Director, Confucius Institute at Oxford Brookes

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.

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Steve Ball

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Steve researches journals publishing and scholarly communication, academic publishing, the interplay between publishing and politics, issues in academic publishing such as quality, cost and change, and all editorial functions.

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Michael Bhaskar

Visiting Research Academic

Author of The Content Machine and Curation

Canelo Co-founder and Publishing Director

Oxford and London Jan 2015 - Present 

  • Started a new digital publisher from scratch with limited funds
  • Eight books published in the first six months, many more under contract including big name authors; publishing systems, contracts and relationships in place
  • Extensive launch coverage
  • Ambitious long term business plan
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Adrian Bullock

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Areas of publishing, with particular reference to: design; production management; printing; binding; raw materials; procurement; and financial and project management. All areas of teaching, learning, course development, and assessment.

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Dr Caroline Davis

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Caroline Davis's main teaching and research interests are in book history and publishing history from the 19th century to the 21st century. Her research focuses on British postcolonial publishing, and in particular on literary publishing histories in Africa. 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). 

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Sarah Franklin

Sarah Franklin

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Sarah Franklin worked for literary agents and publishing houses such as Pearson Education in the UK, the US, and Ireland. She has worked across fiction and non-fiction for the trade and academic markets, and her sales and marketing work has taken her from Alaska to Australia. Editorially, she's worked with best-sellers to first time self-publishing authors. Sarah has also published and writes regular book review columns and freelance articles for publications such as the Guardian, The Sunday Express, The Seattle Times and Psychologies magazine.

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Dr Sally Hughes

Principal Lecturer in Publishing, Programme Lead for MA programmes in School of Arts

I teach on the MA programmes for publishing (my modules are listed on my main staff page), conduct research into museum and art gallery publishing and help administer the MA programmes in the School of Arts. I also manage the MA Publishing Studies which is delivered through distance learning.

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Chris Jennings

Senior Lecturer in Digital Publishing

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'.

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Sheila Lambie

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Sheila is an international marketer with a strong sales focus, experienced both in print publishing and electronic media - she specialized in the areas of reference, education, and non-fiction over many years with a number of major publishers. She regularly provides consultancy to companies interested in addressing issues critical to their future success, and is managing the university’s part in the Centre’s first Knowledge Transfer Partnership, fostered and funded by the government to encourage co-operation between universities and companies. She is actively engaged in training publishers from around the world, and most notably has been to the Arab World, India, and South Africa in the last three years to equip publishers to make the most of their opportunities as the Market Focus at the London Book Fair.

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Helena Markou

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

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Sue Miller

Business Development Manager for The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Sue was founder of the Oxford Publicity Partnership, the first company to provide freelance marketing services for publishers. During 18 years as a Director of OPP, she worked for many of the best-known academic, educational, professional and trade publishers in the UK, as well as many prestigious US publishers. She is now Director of Oxford Creative Marketing and runs the European and Middle East marketing office for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Dr Jane Potter

Reader (Arts) & Postgradutate Research Tutor for Publishing, FEA

Jane's research and teaching focuses on book and literary history.  Her monograph Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918 (OUP 2005; paperback 2007) was joint winner of the 2006 Women’s History Network Book Prize and she has published widely on many aspects of war literature, book history, and women's writing. Her current research is a collaborative project with Dr Carol Acton (St. Jerome's, University of Waterloo, Canada) entitled Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones (Manchester University Press, 2015). A Trustee of the Wilfred Owen Literary Estate, she is the author of Wilfred Owen: An Illustrated Life (Bodleian Library Publishing, 2014) and is currently working on a new edition of Owen's Selected Letters for Oxford University Press.  With Ralf Schneider (University of Beilefeld) she is editing The Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War (forthcoming, deGruyter).

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Leander Reeves

Senior Lecturer in Publishing; Subject Coordinator for Publishing Media Undergraduate Programme

Leander 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. Her research interests include: hyperreality, science fiction, gender portrayal, and sexual behaviour in magazines.

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Alexandra Shakespeare

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Teaching magazine journalism and how to edit publications for specialist markets, Alexandra offers valuable insights on how to make it as a magazine writer in a highly competitive industry. She brings over 18 years cross-platform publishing experience specialising in fashion, health and travel for a variety of leading titles including Hearst’s harpersbazaar.co.uk and in the Middle East, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.

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Philip Shaw

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Philip Shaw lectures on the commercial and financial aspects of publishing.  After graduating in history from the University of Cambridge, Philip obtained an MBA from Cranfield University. He has worked for thirty years in educational and academic publishing, holding senior marketing and publishing management positions in the Reed Elsevier and Hachette groups in the UK and the USA.

Philip is also an Associate with Bertoli Mitchell LLP, advisors to publishing companies on mergers and acquisitions, strategy and the commercial exploitation and valuation of intellectual property assets.

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Beverley Tarquini

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Beverley's teaching focuses on editorial, new product development and rights modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and her future research will include looking at specific aspects of educational and academic publishing and also employability. She continues to work as a freelance editor for several publishers. She is jointly responsible for work experience placements for publishing students.

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Nicola Timbrell

Senior Lecturer in Publishing,

Subject Coordinator for MA Publishing programmes

Nicola teaches publishing technology and epublishing modules for both undergraduate and MA publishing courses. She is currently involved in ensuring that students graduate with state-of-the-art digital publishing skills and knowledge needed in today’s publishing industry. She manages aspects of work experience for the MA and undergraduate students.