ALPSP’s Council comprises the Directors, Ex-officio drawn from Chairs of Committees and Co-opted members. They have a range of skills and experience and provide strategic direction for the Secretariat while keeping member matters at the heart of what we do. 

Dates of 2020 Meetings

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020
  • Wednesday 16 September 2020


Chair Niamh O'Connor, PLOS*
Treasurer Catherine Hill, British Ecological Society*

Ordinary Members

Patrick H Alexander, Pennsylvania State University Press*
Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press* (to 31 December 2019)
Rod Cookson, IWA Publishing* (from 1 January 2020)
Deborah Dixon, Oxford University Press*
Allison Lang, BMJ* (from 1 January 2020)
Wendy Queen, Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press* (from 1 January 2020)

Ex officio

Chair, Copyright Committee Sarah Fricker, IOP Publishing
Chair, Marketing Committee Melinda Kenneway, Kudos
Chair, Membership Committee Emma Wilson, Royal Society of Chemistry
Chair, North American Steering Committee & Vice Chair David Sampson, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Chair, Professional Development Committee Louise Russell, Tutton Russell Consulting
Editor-in-Chief & Chair Editorial Board Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting


Vivian Berghahn, Berghahn Books
Jasmin Lange, Brill
Vivek Mehra, SAGE Publishing
Shuai Yan, Springer Nature


Wayne Sime, Chief Executive, Secretary to Council

* Director