Policy Press

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International Development

Bristol University Press, and our imprint, Policy Press, has a long history of publishing award-winning scholarship with a focus on social issues that reaches beyond academia to government, professionals and the wider public to inform policy and practice. A not-for-profit publisher, we were proud to be named the Independent Publishers’ Guild (IPG) Independent Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year in 2016.

With a reputation for publishing on poverty, inequalities and social justice we are now actively looking to expand our International Development list and welcome proposals from those researching in this field, especially on topics that address global social challenges.

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Our new Human Geography, Environment and International Development catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse International Development articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Philippa Grand

Meet the Editor

Philippa Grand, Publisher

After completing my PhD in Modern British History at the University of Manchester in 2002 I moved into the world of academic publishing, working with leading publishers including Manchester University Press and Routledge. I spent ten years at Palgrave Macmillan, commissioning in various subject areas across the social sciences, but mostly with a focus on sociology.

I’m delighted to be part of the team at Bristol University Press, whose mission as a not-for-profit scholarly publisher looking to make a real difference is one I deeply admire. I’m passionate about the importance and value of social science research to society, keen to understand more about how interdisciplinarity is changing the research landscape, and privileged to work with academics and researchers who are examining some of the most pressing issues of our times.

If you are interested in writing for our International Development list, please contact me at philippa.grand@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines. Follow Philippa on Twitter: @BUP_philippa.