Policy Press

Community Development

Books in our market-leading Community Development list explore and develop the various practices and systems that support communities to take control of their lives, services and environments. The rigorous research and thought-provoking work of our international stable of authors pushes boundaries, resets thinking, and supports the active participation of individuals in their communities.  

We are seeking to publish work in this field that helps students in their studies, academics in their research, and practitioners in their demanding work.  If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below. 

Browse Community Development articles on our Transforming Society blog.

Watch all Community Development videos on our YouTube channel.


Sarah Bird

Meet the Editor

Sarah Bird, Commissioning Editor

I have been looking after the community development list for three years, and I truly value my relationship with our stellar cast of authors and editors.

I enjoy working with writers to turn the germ of an idea for a book into the best project it possibly can be. With my fantastic colleagues here at Bristol University Press, we support our authors and editors on every step of the way, from proposal to publication.

If you are interested in writing for our Community Development list, please contact me at sarah.bird@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.