Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Meet our Human Geography Editor: Emily Watt

It's great to be joining you at the virtual RGS conference this year – and hopefully in person in 2022!  

I am looking forward to coming along to panels and hope to have the opportunity to discuss your research and publication plans. If you have a book idea you would like to discuss during (or after) the conference, then please do drop me an email at: emily.watt@bristol.ac.uk

I hope you will also enjoy looking at our growing range of Human Geography and Environment and Sustainability books on our virtual stand.  

Visit our Author Hub for more information on publishing with us. 

Emily Watt

Meet the Editor

Emily Watt, Senior Commissioning Editor

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.