Policy Press

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Our education list focuses on education policy and the inequalities that are both in-built in education systems and perpetuated by them.

Addressing these educational inequalities – whether that is access, quality, or opportunity – is the first step to addressing many of the social problems we are facing today. Through our publishing we seek to draw attention to key issues, influence debate, and put forward suggestions for change.

We publish quality critical work from leading academics and rising stars on topics covering policy issues and/or with a strong social justice approach. If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below.

Browse Education articles on our Transforming Society blog.


Laura Vickers-Rendall

Meet the Editor

Laura Vickers-Rendall, Commissioning Editor

I’ve been at Policy Press for eleven years, starting as a graduate in Sociology (I used a number of Policy Press titles throughout my degree). I have had several roles in the commissioning team on the majority of the core Policy Press subject areas over the years.

I enjoy meeting existing and potential authors and talking through their research. Building those relationships over the period of time from inception of a potential book idea to publication is especially enjoyable. It is really rewarding to be able to produce books that authors and editors are proud of.

If you are interested in writing for the Education list, please contact me at laura.vickers@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.