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. 

Date of next meeting

  • 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