Policy Press

Human Geography

Policy Press is well-known for atlases on social geography and inequality which have featured widely in the media, especially The human atlas of Europe and People and places.

Under Bristol University Press, our Human Geography list will seek to tackle the big issues, from equality to population growth to sustainability. We will continue to publish high-quality research monographs, grow our textbooks and topical cross-over trade books programmes and commission new series about how the world is today, and where it might be heading.

We are particularly interested in scholarship in the following areas:

  • cultural and social geography
  • development geography
  • political geography
  • qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • urban geography

If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below.

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Our new Human Geography, Urban Studies and Environment and Sustainability catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse Human Geography articles on our Transforming Society blog.

Watch all Human Geography videos on our YouTube channel.


Emily Watt

Meet the Editor

Emily Watt, Publisher

My interest in publishing really began when I did a Masters in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and worked part time at what was Berg Publishers alongside my studies. Not long after I moved back to Bristol and started at Policy Press and I’ve not looked back since. There were fewer staff but there was the same high ambitions and strong social justice ethos that is still at the centre of the Press and has carried through to Bristol University Press. I like that we continue to publish high quality books, with a strong social mission to promote positive social change in all sorts of areas and this is what makes working here so enjoyable.

For me, the exciting part of commissioning is talking to authors and seeing a project grow from a conversation into the greatest book it can be.

If you are interested in writing for our Human Geography list, please contact me at emily.watt@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.