Department of English and Creative Writing

Visiting address
103 Fincham, Digby Stuart

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3057

    Research areas

  • Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography - Publishing, Editing, Literary journalism, Creative Nonfiction


Susan has a long track record as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and the web. After stints at The Times and Reuters, she became Czech and Slovak correspondent for The Guardian, and then a web consultant, before taking up teaching and research. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a founding member of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies.


PhD Information Studies (Publishing), University College London

Research interests

Publishing and editing; Book history; Creative nonfiction; Literary journalism; Ethics of writing

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); Advisory board, International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS); HE sub-committee, National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE); Association of Journalism Educators (AJE)

Consultancy work

Managing editor, The Henley Centre consumer consultancy; Director Oddfish communications consultancy; Website content strategy for Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health; Series editor, Camden Press 'Mindfield' book series.


Creative Nonfiction (MA); Publishing and Editing (MA); Telling True Stories (BA); Publishing: From Book to Internet (BA); Life Writing (BA).


Research outputs

  1. Editing, fast and slow

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Editorial roles and practices: exploring the creative enterprise

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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