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Editorial Contacts

If you have an idea for a book, we would love to hear from you. Our editors welcome proposals from new and established authors, at different stages of their career, and will work with you to develop and shape your ideas. Below you will find a list of disciplines in which we publish. Please click on your discipline to find the relevant editors.

Business & Management                                  Politics & International Relations
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Coaching                                  Psychology
Criminology   Research Methods
Education   Social Work
Media, Communication & Cultural Studies   Sociology 
Nursing & Health   Study Skills



Kirsty Smy
Organization Studies, Organizational Behaviour, Management, Strategy
I joined the Sage Business and Management team in 2011 with 8 years prior experience at a variety of publishers including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Routledge. I have worked across a wide range of business and management areas, but currently specialise in organization studies, organizational behaviour, management and strategy. For me, little beats the thrill of receiving and shaping a new proposal, so if you have an idea, please do reach out. 

Matthew Waters
Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Tourism, Events, Hospitality, Sport
I have worked at Sage for many years having progressed through various assistant and editor roles across a range of social science disciplines. This editorial experience and subject knowledge is balanced with an understanding of sales from time spent as an academic bookseller prior to joining Sage, and a spell spent as a campus field rep at Sage, which deepened my understanding of both academic and student markets. As a Publisher, I commission across a wide range of subjects within business, and more broadly have an interest in the role of the business school within wider society alongside surrounding debates and discourse. 

Ruth Stitt (on maternity leave from October 2022)
HRM, Leadership, Change Management, Business Ethics/CSR, Business Skills, Business Research Methods 
I first joined Sage as an Editorial Assistant on the Business and Management team back in 2010. I then left to become a Commissioning Editor at Macmillan Education and then worked as a freelance editor for several years. In 2018 I re-joined the Business and Management team at Sage and now work as a Senior Commissioning Editor, commissioning across a range of subjects including HRM, business research methods and leadership.

Amy Minshull
HRM, Leadership, Change Management, Business Ethics/CSR, Business Skills, Business Research Methods
I began my career at Wiley Blackwell, quickly moving from Life Sciences journals to Psychology books. At specialist publisher Kogan Page I began to develop subject knowledge in areas including management and leadership, risk, HRM and change, and logistics and supply chain management. As Commissioning Editor there I developed my own list in business, finance and operations, signing cutting edge titles in data analytics and fintech. After a brief stint with the Civil Service, I joined Sage’s fantastic Business and Management list where I enjoy speaking to academics who are passionate about creating textbooks students and lecturers will love.



Susannah Trefgarne

Susannah Trefgarne
I’m publisher for Sage’s counselling, psychotherapy and coaching lists, previously I worked in editorial, sales and marketing roles at Routledge, BFI Publishing and Zed Books. I am passionate about collaborating with authors to create resources that support trainees and practitioners and contribute to the development of theory and practice in the helping professions. Beyond my Sage role, I work part-time as a psychotherapist in private practice.



James Clark
Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary), Teacher CPD (all ages), Educations Studies, HE Policy & Practice, Educational Research Methods, Educational Leadership
I’ve been commissioning Education books at Sage for over a decade. Working with authors who want to help people become better teachers, or to understand what underpins high-quality teaching and learning is an immensely rewarding experience and I feel privileged to work with a range of brilliant authors and terrific people across the discipline.

Delayna Spencer
Eary Years and SEND
I joined Sage in 2015 as an Editorial Assistant and having worked across a range of subjects, I’ve happily settled as a Commissioning Editor in Education. It is a privilege to work with authors who are passionate about education and who want to create books which support people in being the best practitioner they can be. I’m keen to hear from people with new ideas and work closely with them to translate that idea into an invaluable resource for students and practitioners. Follow me on Twitter: @delayna_spencer.

Amy Thornton

Amy Thornton
Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary) and Early Years for the Learning Matters imprint
I have been an Editor on the education list at Sage since 2012. Working with authors is the best part of my job. I enjoy developing book projects, sharing successes, and supporting authors through challenges. I am always keen to learn more about the ever-changing world of teacher training, early years and education. I value the time I spend talking to and visiting teachers and teacher trainers. Often, it’s the informal conversations that lead to great book ideas. I live in Devon and am most happy walking on coastal paths, moors or beaches with family and friends.



Natalie Aguilera
I am currently Publisher for textbooks across sociology, criminology, media, communication and cultural studies. I am a passionate believer in the value of social science and its crucial role in helping to tackle key social issues and achieve positive social change. If you have an idea for a new title in any of the areas listed, I’d be excited to hear from you, so do please get in touch. You can find me on twitter  @Nat_Aguilera_.

Michael Ainsley
Social science ideas and impact titles, and social science handbooks
Thinking critically and being able to seriously analyse and research society is more important than ever. Good books help researchers and students do both. I sign two kinds of book. Firstly, Sage Handbooks, which are edited reference collections built around disciplines and broad topics. Secondly, idea/impact titles, which are authored books showcasing social science thinking and research, as well as pushing the needle on social justice and social change. Get in touch if you have an idea. I’m on Twitter @lc_1979.



Laura Walmsley
I joined Sage in 2013, working across health and social care before settling as a commissioning editor on our fantastically vibrant nursing and health lists. Working with authors passionate about nurse education and shaping the next generation of confident, skilled professionals is a real privilege. Whether an experienced or first-time author, if you are interested in writing or have ideas for a new text, I’d love to hear from you.

Martha Cunneen
Before joining the Nursing team as Commissioning Editor, I worked across our social science and health titles as Assistant Editor for Business and Management and as a Development Editor. I’m responsible for the nursing titles under our Learning Matters imprint, commissioning textbooks for pre-reg students and trainee nursing associates. I love working with authors who are passionate about supporting students and furthering nursing education, and if you have an idea (or even the start of an idea) and are interested in writing I’d love to hear from you!



Matthew Waters

Andrew Malvern
I publish textbooks in Politics and IR. My passion for these subjects stems from studying PPE at Warwick, and I haven't been able to shake it off since! After university, I moved into academic publishing and joined Sage having previously commissioned Politics textbooks at Palgrave. I am lucky to really enjoy my work - every day I speak with passionate researchers and teachers, and read books on subjects I love. It's a privilege to be involved in publishing the next generation of Politics and IR textbooks. And I would love to hear from you if you are interested in writing or have any ideas on how a new text could look.



Amy Maher (on maternity leave from July 2022)
Social and Developmental Psychology
I have worked at Sage since 2007 across a wide range of disciplines and now lead the Psychology Books team. I enjoy working with authors to create books that are invaluable to students or that move the discipline forward. I believe that book projects are collaborations reliant on relationships. Therefore, I am keen to hear from people interested in writing and it doesn’t need to be a fully formed idea. In fact, it’s the thinking through I like best. When not working, I’ll be cooking or eating mostly. You can also reach me @Amy_Maher_Sage

Martin Perchard

Martin Perchard
I primarily commission textbooks in the domains of social and development psychology. Other areas included in my commissioning focus are research methods, applied psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and study skills & wellbeing. I’m always happy to hear from people teaching or researching in psychology, whatever their level of experience. So, please do get in touch to discuss ideas, proposals, or to ask for book recommendations for your course. If I can’t help, I’ll endeavour to point you in the right direction. I have a relatively inactive Twitter account @MartinPerchard

Janka Romero

Janka Romero
Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Applied Psychology, Individual Differences
I joined Sage as a Senior Commissioning Editor for Psychology, having previously commissioned psychology books at Cambridge University Press. At Sage I commission across biological psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, applied psychology, individual differences, research methods, and study skills. I am passionate about the role of psychological science in understanding and improving people's lives, and my focus is on textbooks that combine cutting-edge research, contemporary approaches, and engaging pedagogy to support student learning for the next generation of psychologists. I love to hear from potential authors, so please contact me directly by email, on Twitter (@jankaromero), or on Mastodon (



Kate Keers

Kate Keers
I have been at Sage since 2009 and have worked across a range of subject lists. I am currently Publisher for Social Work and Study Skills and have a broad range of interests in both areas from issues of child protection, policy and mental health to critical thinking, writing, and student wellbeing. I am keen to hear from authors about new writing ideas, especially about books for students and professionals. Outside of work, I enjoy long distance running and dancing. I’m also a keen, but amateur, DIYer and never happier than when I have a good book to read. Follow me on Twitter@Kate_Keers.



Jai Seaman

Jai Seaman
I have been at Sage since 2007. I am committed to publishing cutting-edge methods, and to supporting students, researchers and lecturers in every aspect of their research journey. Research methods empower students to ask good questions and to see the world in a new way. High quality research tools enable researchers and academics to challenge and change society. I believe that Sage has a responsibility to represent diverse opinions, voices and lived experiences. I am always happy to answer questions and to hear from academics looking to write a methods title – be it quantitative, qualitative or mixed method, big data, or single case study, digital or muddy field. Follow me on Twitter @JaiSeaman.

Umeeka Raichura
I first joined Sage as an Editorial Assistant on the Reference list where I had the opportunity to work closely on a large range of cross-disciplinary Handbook titles. I am now a Commissioning Editor in Research Methods with a passion for student needs and empowerment. It's a privilege to work with dedicated, creative authors who likewise want to empower students so I'm keen to hear about new ideas and help develop them into vital resources for students and researchers. Outside of work, I'm an avid hiker and amateur landscape photographer with a particular love of the Peak District.

Charlotte Bush
I joined Sage’s Research Methods team in 2018 as an Editorial Assistant, working across a range of titles spanning quant, qual and everything in between. After a secondment as a Development Editor, working on books across Business & Management, Nursing, and Psychology, I re-joined the Research Methods team as Commissioning Editor. Research, and knowing how to do it well, ethically, and equitably, matters – so please do reach out if you have a book idea or are interested in writing. Outside of work you can find me sewing, singing or tackling my ever-growing unread shelf.


Contacts for other departments

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Working closely with Sage’s subject specialist teams in our UK and US offices, our Asia-Pacific editorial team produces high-quality books tailored for the needs of the academic communities across the region. We work with authors from a range of academic disciplines across the whole of Asia-Pacific, helping them to bring their work to a global audience. To find out more please contact:

Asia-Pacific Editorial Office
Stella Gao, Rights/Book Publishing Executive