Adrian Bullock

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Bullock

Personal Profile

Areas of Specialisation:

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.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

1967 BA (Hons) French and German, Merton College, University of Oxford

1970 MA (Oxon), Merton College, University of Oxford

Employment History

Key appointments:

16 years Production Manager with Oxford University Press, India; and with Oxford University Press, Oxford

7 years Managing Director, Charles Brand, printing, publishing, and design consultants

14 years Principal Lecturer in Publishing, Oxford Brookes University

4 years Field Chair Publishing Field, Oxford Brookes University

Full employment history

1988 to the present day

Senior Lecturer (1988-1999), and now Principal Lecturer in production and project management and design on the Publishing Course at Oxford Brookes University.
Heavily involved with course development, and developing new teaching and learning strategies in order to improve staff>student teaching>learning experience

1986 to the present day

To make use of the knowledge of production and publishing I had built up during my 16 years with Oxford University Press I set up a printing, publishing, and design consultancy with specific reference to educational reform and publishing in the Third World

1994 -98

I was Head of the Undergraduate Publishing Course at Oxford Brookes University.

1976-1986

Production Manager, General Division, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

1974-1976

Manager, Computer Assisted Typesetting Department, Oxford University Press

April 1970

Management Trainee, Production Department, Oxford University Press, London.

July 1970

Production Manager, Oxford University Press, India

July 1972

All-India Production Manager, Oxford University Press

1967-1969

Teacher of French and German at: The Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, East Woods School, Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA

1969-1970

Teacher of French and German at: Bristol Grammar School, Bristol

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.

Books and other publications

His books include Book production (2012) and the The Green Design and Print Production Handbook: Save Time, Save Money, Save the Environment, which is to be published in March 2013. He has also contributed a chapter to the History of Oxford University Press.

Consultancy

The main areas of my consultancy work are to:

  • analyse the availability of raw materials; pre-press, printing, and finishing facilities;
  • identify areas where shortcomings in the above are likely to have adverse effects on the provision of the finished product;
  • suggest strategies on editing, design, choice of raw materials, and methods of printing and binding, which will lead to significant improvements in appearance, durability, and presentation of the finished product, without significant increase in costs;
  • analyse current costs of producing the finished product; and to produce forecasts of the likely effect on costs of adopting certain editorial, publishing, and production strategies
  • analyse the human, financial, and technical skills available to produce the finished product;
  • identify areas where training and technical upgrading are needed; and to suggest strategies whereby these needs can be achieved;
  • design, organize, and co-ordinate courses, and to provide practical training in publishing skills, particularly editorial, financial management, production and project management, and design.
  • provide training in the creation and implementation of international bidding procedures and documentation
  • provide training in the establishment and running of quality assurance and quality control systems to control and monitor the procurement and production of school textbooks and teaching materials

Consultancy Work:

Lesotho

September 2000
Lesotho. Designer and facilitator of a workshop on ‘Financing Textbook Provision in Lesotho’ for Lesotho Ministry of Education (7 days>Association for Development of Education in Africa [ADEA]>[Department for International Development [DfID])

Mongolia

November 1999
Mongolia. Course>workshop leader on publishing policy issues and publishing management training course for Mongolian publishers and officials from MOSTEC (Mongolian Ministry of Education) (14 days>Soros Foundation)

Nepal

October-November 1998
Nepal. Course>seminar leader on publishing training course for Nepalese Ministry of Education Publishing Department (14 days>DANIDA)

May 1999
Course>seminar leader on production management training course for Nepalese Ministry of Education Publishing Department (14 days>DANIDA)

Taiwan and Japan

February 2000
Member of the Publishers' Association Trade Mission to Taiwan and Japan (7 days>PA and Department of Trade and Industry). Keynote speaker on publishing industry’s training needs for the 21st century at Taiwan International Book Exhibition, as part of the Honoured Nation’s presentation team

Tajikistan

March 1999
Tajikistan. Printing expert on World Bank educational publishing sector study (14 days>World Bank)

May 2001
Lead consultant, and designer and facilitator of a seminar on textbook procurement and evaluation, as part of the educational reform project set up and run by the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) (5 days>Open Society Institute)

July 2001
Lead consultant, and designer and facilitator of a seminar on textbook procurement and evaluation, as part of the educational reform project set up and run by the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) (5 days>Open Society Institute)

Uzbekistan

July 2001
Uzbekistan. Course leader of seminar on textbook production for publishers’ production managers and printers, as part of the Uzbekistan Basic Education and Textbook Development Project (18 days>Asian Development Bank, British Council

Estonia

April 2001
Estonia. Keynote speaker at Baltic Book Fair 2001 on ‘Publishing into an Uncharted Future’, and ‘Publishing Training and Education’ (3 days>British Council)

Hungary

April 1999
Hungary. Guest lecturer at Budapest International Book Festival on “Book Design: current trends, opportunities and threats” (1 day>British Council)

October 2000
Hungary. Delivered a paper on ‘Print on Demand’ publishing; and co-facilitator on a Publishing Studies Workshop run for the Open Society Institute (4 days>Open Society Institute, Budapest)

Lithuania

March 2002
Lithuania. Guest lecturer on MA Publishing course, delivering a series of lectures on publishing at the University of Vilnius (1 week>Soros Foundation)

Montenegro

June 2002
Montenegro. Facilitator on seminar on educational publishing delivered to members of the Ministry of Education Textbook Department (Zavod) as part of the educational reform project (2 days>Soros Foundation)

September 2002
Montenegro. Facilitator on seminar on financial management, and project and production management in educational publishing delivered to members of the Ministry of Education Textbook Department (Zavod) as part of the educational reform project (2 days>Soros Foundation)

Ukraine

June 2000
Ukraine. Visiting academic to University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev, as part of the Tempus-Tacis Programme for developing and setting up publishing courses in Kiev and Lviv

November 2000
Ukraine. Visiting academic to Academy of Printing in Lviv, as part of the Tempus-Tacis Programme for developing and setting up publishing courses in Kiev and Lviv

UK

November 1999 UK. Course leader on publishing skills training programme (editorial, production, and design) for Ministry of Education officials from the Primary Publishing Cell of the Basic and Primary Education Project, Nepal (7 days>DANIDA>Oxford Brookes University)