Publishing Staff and their Interests

Professor Angus Phillips

Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing

Professor Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. 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 books include Is this a Book? (with Miha Kova─Ź), Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark), The Oxford Handbook of Publishing (with Michael Bhaskar), and Turning the Page. His books have been translated into eight languages. 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. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the premier publishing journal Logos.

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Alexandra Shakespeare

Programme Lead, Journalism and Publishing

As the Programme Lead for Journalism and Publishing, Alexandra manages and leads the teaching teams and ensures the smooth running of the degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She specialises in journalism, teaching across a variety of BA and MA modules on programmes at OICP. These include Essential Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Brand Publishing, Lifestyle Journalism, Creative Entrepreneurship, and more. Alexandra’s academic career reflects her two decades of industry experience, having held several top-level editorial posts at leading publishers including Hearst UK, BBC Worldwide, TI Media, and ITP Media in the Middle East where she launched Harper’s Bazaar Arabia as Deputy Editor. 

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Chris Anandan

Associate Lecturer

With over thirteen years’ experience in digital media planning and strategy for a number of media agencies, including PHD and MediaCom, Chris has worked across a number of different sectors including Finance, Automotive, Grocery retail, and Entertainment - most recently leading the digital strategy for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Universal Music.


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Laurie Bailey

Associate Lecturer in Digital Publishing

Laurie swapped a full-time career in PR & marketing for the world of freelance in April 2015, working as a consultant, podcaster, film critic and producer/presenter for BBC Radio Oxford.

He has more than 150 radio programmes to his name, including 4 original commissions.

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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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Malcolm Bradbrook

Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Subject Coordinator for MA Journalism 

As a former regional news reporter and national news editor, Malcolm teaches news skills across our UG and PG programmes and ensures the smooth running of our MA Journalism. His main interests are crime and law reporting, the relationship between journalism and public relations, and technological changes that influence directions within the industry.

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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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Genevieve Cain

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Genevieve is an Associate Lecturer for the distance learning MA Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and has been working in this capacity since 2016. She is particularly passionate about helping students to develop their confidence as researchers, and building transferrable and practical critical thinking skills; as such she led the redesign of the Research Skills module in 2019. As a mature student herself, Genevieve is a committed advocate for lifelong learning and is eager to promote the extent to which this can enrich and empower us in all aspects of our lives.

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Will Chalk

Lecturer in Media and Journalism 

Specialising in audio and visual media, Will teaches across a variety of UG and PG media, journalism, and digital publishing modules. His main reporting interests are music, cinema, and television. When he's not lecturing he is a freelancer reporter for Radio 2, Radio 4, Capital FM and Radio X. As a filmmaker, he's made documentaries for BBC One, BBC News, Universal Music, and various charities.

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Sarah Franklin

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Sarah Franklin teaches at both undergraduate and graduate level.Her focus is on fiction and non-fiction, and on storytelling across platforms for a variety of purposes. Her research interests include diversity and inclusivity in contemporary trade publishing, and the related role of language and audiences. 

Sarah worked globally in trade publishing for many years, specialising in sales, marketing and PR. She is the author of two novels: Shelter (2017) and How To Belong (2020), both published by Bonnier Zaffre. She graduated in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge and obtained her PCTHE at Oxford Brookes University.

 

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Jonathan Glasspool

Associate Lecturer - chair of Industry Advisory Board at OICP

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.

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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 eBooks distributed in the Apple iBookstore. His 'eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks', and 'From Print Book to eBook' have proved extremely popular for both self-publishers and publishing companies who need to develop an understanding of multi-platform publishing.

He open source publishes his own wide ranging knowledge of Digital Publishing on his git hosted web site at publisha.org

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Dr Miriam J Johnson

Senior Lecturer in Publishing; Subject Coordinator for the MA in Publishing Media and the MA in Digital Publishing

Miriam’s professional career includes work as a second hand bookseller, founder of The Istanbul Review, and in working with Scottish PEN and Scottish Book Trust, as well as developing an immersive literature project in Edinburgh in conjunction with The Bridge Awards and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature (echoesofthecity.com).

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Dr Elizabeth Lovegrove

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Liz is a Senior Lecturer in Publishing, with teaching and interests spanning many areas of the programme, including storytelling, history, culture, theory, design, and research. With a specialist interest in magazine culture, Liz's PhD thesis was entitled Interactions in the text: girls’ magazines and their readers 1955–2000. Her current research interests include reader response in the age of internet, fandom, problem pages, and micro press niche publishing.

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Dr Antonia Mackay

Senior Lecturer and BA Media, Journalism and Publishing Subject Coordinator

Antonia comes to OICP from a background in both industry - in journalism, PR and magazine editorial - and academia. Having previously worked for fashion magazines such as Vogue and GQ, Antonia also has a PhD in English Literature (with specialism in American Literature and Culture), and brings a variety of research publications in media theory, surveillance and screen studies. Her work bridges all three areas of the MJP degree programme, offering new ways to engage with media, texts and the digital.

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Helena Markou

Senior Lecturer & Subject Coordinator, MA Publishing (via distance learning)

Helena is the Subject Coordinator for the distance learning MA Publishing Studies (VA68) at Oxford Brookes University, working part-time and remotely from her home in Scotland. 

Helena's professional career spans publishing, bookselling, and digital consultancy. As Publishing Innovation Manager at Blackwell she completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership developing and launching the UK's first custom textbook service to incorporate chapters from multiple copyright holders. Prior to this she worked in International Sales at Taylor & Francis and was Head of New Business at Perini Networks. 

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Steven Mathieson

Associate Lecturer in Data Journalism

Steven is a journalist and editor who writes under the byline SA Mathieson about computing, government, healthcare, climate and energy for publications including Computer Weekly, Public Technology and the Register.

As the Chief Examiner on data journalism for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), Steven oversees elements of OICP's NCTJ accreditation delivery, teaching on digital and data journalism and research modules. At the Bauer Academy, he teaches apprentice journalists, and also runs training on working as a freelancer for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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Professor David Nicholas

Visiting Research Academic

David leads the CIBER research group, which specialises in scholarly communications research and has undertaken 50 research projects and published 400 journal articles. The group is also known for evaluating behaviours in the virtual space, especially in regard to the Google Generation, work which has featured in the media, including BBC TV (Virtual Revolution Series). David is currently a professor at the Universities of Tennessee and Wuhan. 

David’s role at Brookes is to help develop an international scholarly communications research programme at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing.

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Judith Paskin

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Judith is an Associate Lecturer for the distance learning MA Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. She is an experienced editor and radio producer teaching on the editorial and children’s publishing modules.  The post is part-time and carried out remotely from her home in Oxfordshire. Judith also assists with the Writing and Developing Content module for the BA Media, Journalism and Publishing course and is a guest lecturer for the MA Children’s Publishing module on the Oxford campus.

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Dr Izabella Penier

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Izabella holds a PhD in literary and cultural studies; she tutors part-time on the MA Publishing via distance learning programme and is also a graduate of the MA Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. 

Her publishing background includes working as a Managing Editor for De Gruyter, where her task was to launch a journal in cultural studies

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Dr Jane Potter

Reader (Arts) & Postgraduate 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).

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Rachel Quin

Associate Lecturer

Rachel is a freelance publishing professional with over eight years of experience and a passion for commercial fiction and non-fiction, digital marketing and most importantly, cats. She studied a BA in History at Lancaster and ended up working in marketing in her pursuit of a creative career. Rachel began her career in tech and events, before finally landing her first publishing role.

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Dr Leander Reeves

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Leander’s main area of teaching intersects media, publishing, journalism and culture. Leander has published on celebrity, hyperreality, The Goldbergs, nostalgia, American culture, Westworld, time travel, Princess Diana, and she can sometimes be heard on BBC Radio Oxford discussing contemporary cultural issues. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Magazine Media

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Dr Jonathan Roscoe

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience in academic publishing across a range of products such as journals, textbooks, MRWs, and databases, and in a variety of roles including marketing, editorial, production, and sales. He is currently Senior Manager at academic publishers Wiley where he’s based within the partner engagement team focusing on Wiley’s relationship with its society partners. Prior to that he was Senior Marketing Manager at Palgrave Macmillan, and for 10 years he was Director of Marketing at Taylor & Francis.

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Philip Shaw

Associate 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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Polly Silk

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Polly has over a decade of experience in rights sales and children’s and educational publishing, most recently working as Senior Rights Manager at Oxford University Press. Her teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning courses focuses on international publishing and rights. A Brookes Publishing MA alumna herself, she is passionate about helping students approach their studies from a truly global perspective. She is also Chair of Oxford Publishing Society (OPuS), where she is actively involved in organising events and networking opportunities for the publishing community in and around Oxford.

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Beverley Tarquini

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

After 17 years working in our department, Beverley Tarquini is now an Associate Lecturer for our publishing programmes, drawing on years of experience in the industry in both sales and editorial roles. She has been involved in selling and publishing for a variety of markets and subject areas, ranging from educational publications for schools, further and higher education to academic monographs and reference and trade titles. 

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Craig Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Under the pen name C M Taylor, Craig is the author of six novels and is the co-writer of a feature film. His 2011 novel Premiership Psycho has been optioned for TV by the rapper and director Plan B and Craig has written the pilot.

For his last novel, Staying On (Duckworth 2018), Craig worked with the British Library who installed software on his laptop to record his writing process.

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Dr Lucy Warwick

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Lucy is an Associate Lecturer for the Distance Learning MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. She is an experienced researcher, having completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Davis and Dr. Jane Potter on the Representation of the British Empire in the works of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 1826-1846. The post is part-time and carried out remotely, while also working as a Technical Writer. Lucy also assists with marking for several undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

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Anthony Watkinson

Research Associate in Publishing

Anthony’s main teaching and research interest is in scholarly communication. He studied history and theology at Pembroke College Cambridge and researched in ecclesiastical history. He moved to Oxford in 1968 where he spent three years as the assistant librarian at New College Oxford.  He subsequently held senior posts at Academic Press London, Oxford University Press and Chapman & Hall (Thomson Corporation). 

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Fiona Webster

Associate Lecturer in Journalism

Fiona is a national newsbrand, magazine and broadcast journalist who lectures on BA and MA journalism modules, and oversees elements of OICP's NCTJ accreditation delivery. This aligns with her current role as a Moderator, Masterclass leader and Apprenticeship Examiner for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and trainer on national newsbrand graduate schemes. Previously, she ran the Press Association's fast track Diploma courses.

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