Alistair Hodge

Position: Senior Lecturer in Publishing

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Humanities

Subject area: Publishing

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I am Programme Leader for the university's new MA Publishing, which I helped design.

I am also looking into different ways of expanding Publishing as an academic discipline here at Derby, as well as developing real-world learning provision for students on these programmes.

I will be delighed to talk to staff or students about any aspect of publishing, editing or writing.

Professional interests

I have been a non-fiction publisher for over thirty years, during which time I have been a business leader and manager, and commissioning editor.

I am still a part-time company director of a thriving consumer publishing house (based in the North), which also provides publishing services to a wide variety of publishers, including project management, typesetting and design.

I attend publishing conferences, including the London International Book Fair.

Research interests

  • The History of Publishing, including state censorship and freedom of the press
  • Open Access in Scholarly Publishing
  • The English Language in Modern Publishing, specifically the ethics of editing.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Association of Publishing Education
  • The Publishers Association.


  • MA in Modern History (St Andrews)

Additional interests and activities

  • Road cycling
  • Fell running
  • Italian opera, especially Puccini
  • Patron of Buxton Festival.

Experience in industry

  • Publishing company founder, director and manager, 1984–

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