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. The Council meets three times each year. 

Meeting dates in 2019

  • Wednesday 30 January, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR
  • Wednesday 24 April (1:00-5:00pm), Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN
  • Wednesday 11 September (09:30-11:30pm), prior to the ALPSP Conference, De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ, UK 


Chair Peter Ashman, BMJ*
Treasurer Niamh O'Connor, PLOS*

Ordinary Members

Patrick H Alexander, Pennsylvania State University Press*
Anthony Cond, Liverpool University Press*
Deborah Dixon, Oxford University Press*
Catherine Hill, British Ecological Society*
Rita Scheman, American Physiological Society* 

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