Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is a new company founded by Rob Burleigh, former Finance Director and Francis Dodds, former Editorial Director from the award winning Woodhead Publishing team, and publishing consultant John Parsons. Woodhead Publishing built up one of the world’s leading lists in food science, widely admired by researchers and the publishing industry alike for its quality and customer focus. The company’s success in food and materials science publishing led to its acquisition by Elsevier in 2013. Burleigh Dodds will focus on supporting agricultural science research.
ROB BURLEIGH MANAGING DIRECTOR
Former Finance Director at Woodhead Publishing
“There can be fewer more important challenges than feeding the world’s growing population. We bring together expertise and experience from across the agricultural science community to ensure their work is published in an innovative and ground breaking way and have quickly established ourselves as a leading and recognisable publisher in this area.”
FRANCIS DODDS EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Former Editorial Director at Woodhead Publishing
“I am excited to continue our unique publishing format into 2019 with an impressive range of new titles. Our publishing
model is built on exacting customer research and develop our products, in print and digital formats, to provide the flexibility that the modern researcher expects.”
MARTIN WOODHEAD DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN
Former Managing Director and Founder of Woodhead Publishing
Starting out in publishing as a van driver for Macmillan in 1966, Martin became their sales representative for East Anglia. In 1969 he joined the fledgling Gower Press as sales manager and then started his first company, Woodhead-Faulkner (Publishers) Limited in Cambridge in 1972. After 15 years of growth in the fields of finance, disability and sponsored cook books, Woodhead-Faulkner was acquired by Simon & Schuster in 1987. In 1989 Martin formed Woodhead Publishing Limited in Cambridge which expanded steadily in the fields of materials science, engineering, textiles, food science, finance and library science, until its acquisition by Elsevier in 2013. He is now retired and is an investor in and Chairman of Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. Martin takes an active role in the work of the Stationers’ Company in London and is a Patron of the Independent Publishers Guild.
KIT VAN TULLEKEN DIRECTOR
Kit, the founder of Kit van Tulleken LLP, is an advisor to publishing and information companies in the UK, Europe and North America. After a wide-ranging publishing career, including 14 years as European Editor of Time-Life Books, she moved to a corporate finance role. In 1995, she founded The van Tulleken Company, a specialist corporate finance group focused on the international publishing, information and technology sectors. Quayle Munro acquired the Company in 2008 and Kit served as Executive Director until 2010. In her current role, she continues to advise CEOs, chairmen and boards of global publishing houses as well as independent clients. An investor in Burleigh Dodds, she is a former Director of Woodhead Publishing, a Governor of the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, a member of the Development Committee of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and of Canada’s Cundill Prize Advisory Committee.
JOHN PARSONS DIRECTOR
A non-executive director at Woodhead Publishing for 15 years. Previous career includes working for publishers Phaidon, HarperCollins and Continuum. For many years co-owned and ran the Russian book wholesaler, Centercom and John Parsons bookshops in several cities. Consulted for many publishers, organisations and institutions in the UK, Europe and Russia.
AMANDA RENWICK COMMISSIONING EDITOR
Amanda is an MA publishing graduate who studied at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. She is a graduate of Greenwich University where she studied English Literature, majoring in Creative Writing. Amanda’s desire to work in publishing has been well supported by some prestigious work experience assignments at Bloomsbury, Penguin Children’s unit, the educational publisher, Rising Stars and a short stint with us prior to joining the team in January 2017. In her previous role, Amanda was responsible for managing the delivery of content and production processes. In her new role as Commissioning Editor, Amanda will support the Editorial Director (Francis Dodds) in commissioning new titles to expand the already well-established agricultural list.
KATHERINE LISTER MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Katherine is an MA Publishing graduate who attained her degree from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She was awarded a Postgraduate Bursary from The Stationers' Company in 2018 to support her studies, as well as support in the form of a mentor. Katherine also completed her BA Hons in Creative Writing and English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University. After completing a brief internship in 2018 with us, she was offered a full-time position in 2019. Katherine's role is to forge and develop relationships with key stakeholders in the agricultural science community, from academia and research to those working in the industry.
CARA DUTTAROY EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Cara is an MA Philosophy graduate of the University of Southampton where she also completed her undergraduate programme in Economics and Philosophy. Prior to joining the team as an Editorial Assistant in 2023, she was the Assistant Editor for the Southampton Journal of Postgraduate Humanities. Cara’s role is to manage the delivery of content, maintain manuscript workflow and support authors throughout the editorial process.