Policy Press has its roots in social policy and social justice, and is committed to progressive social change. Over more than twenty years, they have built a reputation for publishing scholarship that focuses on improving individual lives and reaches beyond academia to government, professionals and the wider public to inform policy and practice.
Since its launch in 1996, Policy Press has provided an important route for journalists, politicians and professionals in the UK to make their work visible to the scholarly community and accessible to wider society. It was with great pride that founder and current CEO Alison Shaw and her team accepted the award for the IPG Independent Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year in 2016. Policy Press looks forward to carrying the same values and focus into a new era as an imprint of Bristol University Press, remaining a champion for tackling social issues – in essence, publishing with a purpose.
"Policy Press are dedicated to publishing that counts and serves a wider purpose. They publish on subjects where other publishers don’t go. And their books make a difference."
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford University, author of Injustice
Areas of interest for Policy Press include:
Health Policy and Social Care