Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Passion led us here

Celebrating 5 and 25 years: Thoughts from the team

"Bristol University Press has the fantastic combination of a strong social mission, a list of world-class scholarship and a friendly and supportive team. I was delighted to join!"
Georgie Aldridge, Senior Sales Coordinator

"The establishment of a new University Press doesn’t happen very often. Joining Bristol University Press presented a rare opportunity to create a new list from scratch, something not many commissioning editors get the creative freedom to do."
Helen Davis, Senior Commissioning Editor

"I only joined Bristol University Press in 2019 but I’ve always admired their dynamism, author care and commitment to the value of research for social good. Presses like this, who put purpose before profit, are needed more than ever before."
Philippa Grand, Publisher

"It is an honour to represent such an incredible range of research; work that can truly make a difference impact people’s lives for the better.”
Jo Greig, Sales and Marketing Director

"The social justice mission was at the heart of Policy Press when I joined in 2006, and has now been expanded to address global social challenges under Bristol University Press. It’s a privilege to be part of it."
Jess Miles, Digital Marketing Manager

“I helped set up Policy Press and it has been incredible to see it develop over the years. The social mission we first set out with still guides everything we do and is why I am still here.”
Julia Mortimer, Journals and Open Access Director

"Although we’ve more than doubled in size since I joined the Press, I still feel that same sense of camaraderie and support as when I started. It’s wonderful to work somewhere where everyone really cares about what they are doing."
Rebecca Tomlinson, Commissioning Editor

"I joined Policy Press as a recent sociology graduate needing work experience and never left! I’m really happy to be part of such a great team."
Laura Vickers-Rendall, Commissioning Editor

"Small presses with big hearts drive so much innovation and creativity in publishing. Policy Press was a shining example of this, and joining the passionate team to launch a new politics list has been an opportunity like no other."
Stephen Wenham, Publisher

"Having been a part of a very small team since day one has been an incredible journey and a privilege to be part of."
Dave Worth, Product Development Manager