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
"It’s great to have the opportunity to build a ground breaking publishing business around this important area of research”. “We will bring to the agricultural science community the same quality and innovative publishing we successfully brought to the food and materials science industry over many years at Woodhead Publishing. We have a strong publishing program and look forward to launching our first publications later this year.”
FRANCIS DODDS EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Former Editorial Director at Woodhead Publishing
“I am really excited to be bringing our unique publishing format established over many years at Woodhead Publishing to this new business.”. “We will focus our publishing model on exacting customer research and develop our products, in digital and print formats, to deliver to researchers in agricultural science the information they want when they want it.”
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 CONTENT DELIVERY SPECIALIST
Amanda is currently studying for a MA in Publishing at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge as well as working part-time with Burleigh Dodds as an Editorial Assistant. 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. Amanda’s role is to manage the delivery of content and production processes.