I offer the following services to publishers:
*Commissioning print and digital content
*Market analysis, concept creation and business case development
*Market research: surveys, questionnaires, telephone interviews, focus groups
*Expert sourcing: SME contacts in a range of higher educational subjects
*Textbook development: author briefs and writing templates, readability assessment, pedagogical development, competitor benchmarking
*Digital development: content commissioning, content assessment and editing, user research
*Project management: author support, scheduling
My clients include:
I managed a team covering three successful subject lists: Psychology, Nursing and Health. I set the list strategy and direction for both lists, achieving year-on-year growth. Publishing highlights include the Essentials of Nursing series of core textbooks (with integrated digital assets such as video, interactive ebooks and website resources), nomination for The Bookseller's FutureBook award 2017, integration of video content within our psychology textbooks programme, and development of a VR educational prototype for nursing.
I managed a small team and set the list strategy, delivering year-on-year growth. I commissioned over eighty titles. I also ensured the successful integration of the Learning Matters Nursing list into the company.
I developed the successful Transforming Nursing Practice list for nursing students, building it from four to fifty titles. I also developed a new textbook list for medical students.
I led a team that commissioned and delivered the Edexcel GCSE / GCE textbook and digital resources suite for History, PE, Geography, Art & Design and Religious Studies. I developed new digital products including collaboration with BBC Worldwide and filming of PE content within a school.
I co-managed a major higher education textbook list, shaping and delivering a growth list strategy. I commissioned and launched many successful new book and media products, including Law Express, a market-leading revision series, and an online legal case reading tool with LexisNexis.
I project managed the development of over fifty academic reference books across a range of subject areas in social sciences and humanities.
I assisted in the management of a market-leading textbook list, with early responsibility for commissioning new editions and online content.
This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams. Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skill... read more
This innovative and student-friendly textbook provides up-to-date information on the core content of child nursing courses and helps students understand how it applies to practice. Covering all settings throughout, including the acute and community ones, it focuses on the importance of child and family centred care, by having them directly involved through the use of voices and case studies. T... read more
This ground-breaking textbook gathers contributions from service users, expert practitioners, and leading academics to help students develop the core knowledge and skills they need to qualify as mental health nurses. Focusing in particular on helping students apply person-centered, compassionate, and recovery-focused care, service-user voices and practical case studies are integrated throughou... read more
This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides content on the reflective practice requirements for revalidation and is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards. This text provides an innovative n... read more
The new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics, students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationsh... read more
With an easy-to-use format, this book is all you need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass the first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand you in good stead, both during your initial nurse training and your career in practice. This new edition now includes tests for those students looking to undertake Continuing Professional Development to achieve Non-Medical P... read more
Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing... read more
From aggression to altruism, prejudice to persuasion, Essential Social Psychology 3e introduces students to the discoveries and debates that define social psychology today. It covers both classic and cutting edge research studies and provides plenty of real life examples and illustrations to help students to develop a good understanding of the subject whilst building the confidence to apply th... read more
This concise, easy-to-understand and highly visual book helps students to understand the principles behind the many statistical practices. This text helps students to build a mental map to enable them to work their way through tests and procedures with a better level of understanding (and ultimately feel more confident and get better grades). Statistical analysis will also be covered in the bo... read more
The challenge of teaching bio-psychology is first getting students up to speed with the basic brain functions and terminology, then applying this to psychology and finally developing critical thinking about the subject. This book uniquely addresses all three of these issues and provides a resource that supports students at each of these different levels of understanding. Key features include: ... read more
Now in its 4th edition, this text continues to give you a complete and concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical perspective. Restructured into 4 sections, the book starts by defining mental health and mental abnormality before examining the mental health services and the place mental health takes in society.Fully updated, the book o... read more
This bestselling textbook helps students understand how important leadership skills are, at whatever level they are working at, as well as how to develop into a leader themselves. It supports students in getting to grips with essential theories and thinking critically about how these can be used to improve practice for quality patient care. The new edition covers the whole spectrum of topics r... read more
Now in its Third Edition, this best-selling textbook continues to support you on your journey from being an emerging registered healthcare professional through to becoming a competent care manager. Action points, case studies and strong practice guidelines enable you to understand how leadership and management theory applies to the care you deliver in a wide range of care settings.Fully update... read more
This pocket-sized book is a perfect companion for second and third year students, as it provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out clinical skills such as medicine administration, giving transfusions, catheterisation and other advanced skills, and goes across both acute and community settings.It has been updated for the 2018 NMC standards and includes the most up-to-date evidence b... read more
Communication is an essential skill for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals when delivering care to patients and their families. With its unique and practical approach, this new textbook will support students throughout the three years of their degree programme and on into practice, focussing on how to develop person-centredness and compassionate and collaborative care.Key feature... read more
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