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The environment at SAGE is personal and inviting. Placing a high value on the relationship with our authors, we work diligently to form strong publishing partnerships.

To find an editor, please browse to the relevant disciplines listed below. 

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

 

If you have any specific questions about your book, please email us at: 

Production: 
vanessa.harwood@sagepub.co.uk

Sales & Marketing:
market@sagepub.co.uk

 

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
stella.gao@sagepub.co.uk

 


BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

Kirsty Smy
Organization Studies, Organizational Behaviour, Management, Strategy
kirsty.smy@sagepub.co.uk
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
matthew.waters@sagepub.co.uk
After university I worked as an academic bookseller at Waterstones, Queen Mary University of London. I started at SAGE as an Editorial Assistant in 2006 and was promoted through Assistant Editor and Development Editor roles. I next worked as a Sales Representative for SAGE, deepening my knowledge of academics’ content preferences and the university environment. I moved back into the Editorial department in 2012 and am now a Publisher on the Business & Management list. 

Ruth Stitt
HRM, Leadership, Change Management, Business Ethics/CSR, Business Skills, Business Research Methods
ruth.stitt@sagepub.co.uk

 

COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING

Susannah Trefgarne
susannah.trefgarne@sagepub.co.uk
I have been commissioning in counselling, psychotherapy, and coaching for SAGE since 2011, prior to which I worked at publishers including Routledge and Zed Books. I am passionate about collaborating with and supporting authors to create books and resources that support trainees and practitioners, and contribute to the development of theory and practice in the helping professions. Beyond SAGE, I work as a counsellor in private practice and in a community counselling service. To get our publishing updates, follow me on Twitter @SusannahTref

 

EDUCATION

Jude Bowen
Early childhood and SEND
jude.bowen@sagepub.co.uk
At SAGE, I lead the Education Books team, and have the privilege of working with lecturers and teachers whose work seeks to give every child the best possible experience of learning. I am passionate about the power of education to change lives. I love working with my authors to create a book; it’s an exciting and tremendously satisfying process. I am happy to have a conversation about an idea for a book. When I’m not working, I like to listen to podcasts, grow things in the garden and (of course) read for pleasure. Reach me @_judebowen.  

James Clark
Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary), Educations Studies, HE Policy & Practice, Educational Research Methods, Educational Leadership
james.clark@sagepub.co.uk
I’ve been commissioning Education books at SAGE since 2009. Working with authors who want to help people become better teachers, or to understand what underpins high-quality teaching and learning is an immensely satisfying and rewarding experience and I feel privileged to work with a range of brilliant authors and terrific people across the discipline. When not doing the books thing, I can usually be found running round parts of SE London, making bleepy music on my laptop and watching old movies. 

Delayna Spencer
Eary Years and SEND
delayna.spencer@sagepub.co.uk
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. Outside of work, I’m teaching my dog not to bite me and am often suspended from an aerial hoop. Reach me @delayna_spencer.

Amy Thornton
Adult Education & Lifelong Learning, Initial Teacher Education (Primary and Secondary) and Early Years for the Learning Matters imprint
amy.thornton@sagepub.co.uk
I have worked in publishing since 1999 and began working for Learning Matters as Education Editor in 2008. I enjoy working with authors - developing book projects, sharing successes and supporting them through challenges. I am keen to learn more about the world of teacher training and education and 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. Beyond work, I am Chair of Governors at our local primary school.  I live in Devon and am most happy walking on coastal paths, moors or beaches with my family and friends. 

 

MEDIA, COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL STUDIES

Michael Ainsley
michael.ainsley@sagepub.co.uk
Working at SAGE was my first ‘proper’ job. I started in 2004. I didn’t know a great deal about SAGE when I joined. I just jumped at the mention of a social science degree being welcomed. I worked firstly in Marketing, across the sociology, psychology, geography, and politics lists. I’m now Commissioning Editor for media and communication studies, cultural studies, and research methods. Thinking critically, and being able to seriously analyse and research society, is more important than ever. Good books help students and researchers do both, so get in touch if you have an idea. I’m battling social media addiction at @lc_1979

NURSING & HEALTH

Alex Clabburn
alex.clabburn@sagepub.co.uk
I have worked in academic publishing since 2006 and joined SAGE in 2012 as Senior Commissioning Editor for Nursing and Healthcare. We have a fantastically vibrant nursing list that is constantly evolving so please do share any book ideas, no matter how speculative or half-baked they may feel. My inbox is always open or I can be reached through Twitter @AClabburnSAGE. Beyond work, I am a Dad of two small children and rather ineffectual cricketer and football player. 

Laura Walmsley
laura.walmsley@sagepub.co.uk
I first joined SAGE in 2013, working across the health and social care lists before settling as Commissioning Editor for Nursing. I am responsible for the nursing arm of our Learning Matters imprint, commissioning textbooks for nursing students and trainee nursing associates. 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. 

 

POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Andrew Malvern
andrew.malvern@sagepub.co.uk
My passion for Politics and IR 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. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in writing or have any ideas on how a new text could look. 

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Amy Maher
Social and Developmental Psychology
amy.maher@sagepub.co.uk
I have worked at SAGE since 2007 (minus a year off I spent in Australia) and have worked on nearly all the disciplines SAGE publishes books in 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

Donna Goddard
Cognitive, Biological and Applied Psychology
donna.goddard@sagepub.co.uk 
I joined SAGE in 2017 after working at Pearson for 5 years and then taking a year out of publishing to venture into the weird and wonderful world of copyright. At SAGE my focus is on commissioning books on publishing books that help engage and support Psychology students in their learning. We're keen to expand our list and excited to try new things, so we welcome any and all new ideas and are keen to talk to potential new authors. Outside of work, I enjoy eating, travelling and swimming, and am happier when I have a good book to read. You can find me on Twitter @donnakgoddard

 

SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL POLICY

Kate Keers
kate.keers@sagepub.co.uk
I have been at SAGE since 2009 and have worked across a range of subject lists relating to health and social welfare. I am currently Senior Commissioning Editor for Social Work, looking after both SAGE and Learning Matters books, and have a broad range of interests in this area from issues of child protection to policy and mental health.  I am keen to hear from authors about new writing ideas, especially about books for students and professionals, as well as books at the cutting edge of the subject. 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

 

SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY

Natalie Aguilera
natalie.aguilera@sagepub.co.uk
I joined SAGE in 2005 to take up the position of Development Editor, where I worked on many of the bestselling titles across a range of disciplines. Since then, I have commissioned books, videos and reference products across Business, Management, Politics and International Relations, and I am now Publisher for Sociology and Criminology. 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 project, please do get in touch. Follow me on twitter @Nat_Aguilera_.

 

RESEARCH METHODS

Jai Seaman
jai.seaman@sagepub.co.uk
I am responsible for the Research Methods list, a list dedicated to publishing cutting-edge methods and methodology and to supporting students, researchers and lecturers in every aspect of their research. I believe that 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 also believe that research methods at SAGE has a responsibility to reflect and include diverse opinions and voices. I am committed to ensuring every student, early career researcher and professor will find their lived experiences reflected in our content. I am always happy to answer questions and to hear from academics in any department or country looking to write a research methods title – quantitative, qualitative or mixed method, big data or single case study, digital or muddy field. I am also available on Twitter at @JaiSeaman

Alysha Owen
alysha.owen@sagepub.co.uk
I’ve been working on the methods list at SAGE since 2015 after spending some years writing features and working across editorial, design, and marketing departments at trade publishers. Strategizing and brainstorming ideas with academia and the social science community about how we can better support teaching and research is a rewarding process, but the real delight involves collaborating with talented, imaginative authors dedicated to helping students get excited about an oft-dreaded subject like research methods. I’ve had the privilege of working across an array of print and digital methods products, so whether you have an idea around a general qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods book or want to explore a specific method, data type, or step in the research process, please do get in touch. Apart from this day job, I moonlight as a cake decorator, fiction author and dance enthusiast.