Leander Reeves

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

Personal Profile

Leander Reeves started her publishing career with a BA Hons in Publishing and Visual Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Her first teaching appointment at Brookes began during her Masters in Electronic Media, where she taught on the undergraduate degree module, Electronic Publishing Processes. Her main area of interest and teaching is Magazine Publishing.

Academic and professional history

1992-1995: BA Hons in Publishing and Visual Studies at Oxford Brookes

1995-1996: Communications Officer - Oxford Brookes University Students' Union, Oxford
Editor of the Students' Union magazine, The Last Edition. The 36-page magazine appeared 9 times each year. She also acted as press spokesperson for the Oxford Brookes Students’ Union

1996-1997: Design & Marketing Coordinator - Oneworld Publications, Oxford
Responsible for a wide range of designs and layouts

1997-1999: MA Electronic Media – Oxford Brookes University

1998-1999: Managing Editor - International Antiques, IA Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK and Rennes, France
Managed specialist antiques magazine features aimed at European market. Bi-lingual publication, published in English and French in Rennes, France.

2000 - 2003: Design Projects Manager & Multimedia Lecturer - Oxford House Group, London
Leander managed and coordinated all design aspects for the international education group. Leander also launched commercial agency and creative bureau; 'the student bureau' for the college. She was also chief lecturer for DTP, Graphics and Web courses where duties include course design, tuition, exam prep and the development of new courses and training methods.

March 2003-December 2004: Freelance Print and Interactive Designer based in New York, for 'perfectbound' an imprint of HarperCollins and Global Software Publishing North American. Package design for GSP’s interactive CDRom titles (for Dorling Kindersley), including print catalogue, and designed and developed an interactive Flash catalogue for schools in USA.

Multimedia & print consultant for the Homeless Organisation of America based in NYC. Developed & designed a print and web strategy for the charity.
Freelance interactive designer for Greenpeace, UK

2005: Part-time Lecturer in Publishing, Oxford Brookes University
2006: Full-time Lecturer in Publishing, Oxford Brookes University 

2008: PCTHE (Oxford Brookes University)

Undergraduate Teaching

  • U65004 Introduction to Magazine Publishing
  • U65002 Creating and Editing Text for Publication
  • U65001 Publishing Today: Principles & Practice 2
  • U65089 Independent Study: Publishing Workplace (Honours Component) 
  • U65072 Magazine Publishing (double, Honours)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • P65056 Magazine Publishing


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.

"The Philosopher, the Magazines, the Glamour Model and her Avatar": Women in Magazines Conference, Kingston University, June 2012