Pippa Smart resume
A senior manager with 20 years' experience of print and electronic academic and research publishing in a variety of roles, plus extensive experience of project management in information development, especially in the developing world.
- Writing and presentation
- Extensive knowledge of print and electronic publishing in the scholarly environment
- Instigation, development and leadership of programmes and projects
- Designing and facilitating adult training activities
- Strategic analysis and change management
- Online implementation
- Tender analysis
February 2007 -
Research Communication and Publishing Consultant, PSP Consulting.
I provide services for publishers, research and publishing associations, development agencies and editorial groups. My work consists of developing training, undertaking research and providing consultancy services on a variety of areas. Recent projects include: managing news and information services and writing a monthly newsletter for ALPSP; undertaking research into author habits for Elsevier; providing advice on the development of research communication within South Africa for the South African Association of Science and Shuttleworth Foundation; managing publishing operations for CTA, Netherlands; evaluating the co-publishing operation of FAO (Italy), and creating distance learning materials on copyright for WIPO (Switzerland).I also run training workshops, for example Medical Editing short course, Introduction to copyright, and Journal publishing strategy.
2002 - February 2007
Head, Publishing Initiatives with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), an Oxford-based information development charity.
I was responsible for the development and implementation of the publishing support programme which provided consultancy services to publishers in developing countries. This involved: ascertaining local needs and matching these to the objectives of funders; identifying and developing appropriate support programmes; managing programme/activities implementation; reporting outcomes.
The programmes I undertook included developing training programmes for publishers and editors, and assisting journals to publish online - including establishing new models and platforms for online dissemination.
Within my role at INASP I was also responsible for the development and production of the INASP publications (reports, books and CD-ROMs), all publicity/PR (press releases, leaflets, etc.), and the website - which involved project managing the website re-development, including design and functionality specifications for the developers.
2001 to 2002
Journal Publishing Manager with Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
2000 to 2001
Business Development Manager with Cambridge University Press.
Production Manager at CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Subeditor and then Production Controller with Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford.
1986: 2:1BSc(Hons), in Publishing and Anthropology from Oxford Brookes University
Non-executive Director of Practical Action Publishing
I provide support to the Board of Directors of PAP, a publisher specialising in books and journals that support development and the aims of its parent organisation, the charity Practical Action.
Editorial Board membership
Book Reviews Editor for the journal Learned Publishing
Editorial Board member of The Saudi Medical Journal
ALPSP (Association of Learned and Society Publishers)
I have been involved with ALPSP since the late 1990s, when I developed and trained on the first training course (on production). I chaired the ALPSP Professional Development committee for 6 years, stepping down in December 2004.
I sat on the Board of Directors of the Publishing NTO (National Training Organization) to represent scholarly publishing until it was disbanded in 2003.