Staff profile

Dr Jocelyn Hargrave

Lecturer in Publishing

Jocelyn Hargrave


English, Creative Writing and Publishing


College of Arts, Humanities and Education






Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Publishing and teach the Creative Writing and Publishing BA and the Publishing MA courses.

I have worked in the educational publishing industry for twenty-five years — twenty-three as an editor of print and digital content — for such companies as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Cengage Learning. My editorial motto is "pursue editorial excellence without compromising deadlines and budgets."

I am privileged to share my passion for all things editorial and publishing with students at the university.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach the following modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels:

4PU506: Writing and Publishing Fiction
7PU998: Research Dissertation
7PU999: Major Publishing Project

Research interests

My research interests include editorial theory and practice, educational publishing, publishing technologies, and book history.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

I have presented my research on editorial practice and book history, such as nineteenth-century Australian print culture, at more than 20 international conferences since 2012, including:

Experience in industry

In 2020–2021, I completed consultancy for various editorial associations in Australia in the form of delivering workshops and presentations:

In the media

In 2021, I was interviewed by Leaf Mag about my experience as both a practising editor in the educational publishing industry and publishing academic.

Recent publications


Book chapters

Journal articles