Meet the Team

Steven Gerrard


Publisher and Managing Director

Steven began his career as an economics editor at Macmillan in the days when editors still wrote letters and content meant being satisfied. He left Macmillan to join UCL Press, a unique publishing start-up that brought together City finance and one of the UK’s top universities, where he built a highly regarded history list. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, he went on to found the philosophy publisher, Acumen, establishing it alongside the best in its field, and which sold to Taylor & Francis in 2014. Agenda is his newest venture.

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alison howson



Alison read Modern Languages and Classics at Oriel College, Oxford, before embarking on a career in academic publishing. Working first for Longman, on the social and behavioural sciences textbook programme, she then moved to the USA and worked for Taylor & Francis. On returning to the UK Alison joined Palgrave Macmillan becoming publisher for politics and political economy in the academic division and most recently as Managing Editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Alison is responsible for Agenda's publishing in political economy and politics.

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camilla erskine



Camilla has a BSc and MPhil in Geography from the University of Edinburgh. She began her career in academia, working on an ESRC-funded Research Fellowship. Since then, Camilla has worked in editorial roles across a wide range of subject areas at Cambridge University Press, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Open University and in the Academic Division at Bloomsbury Publishing. In addition, she was a Trustee and Director of the Geographical Association from 2011 to 2017. Camilla is responsible for Agenda’s publishing in human geography and sustainability.

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vicky capstick


Marketing Manager

Vicky read Modern History at Exeter College, Oxford. She has worked in academic publishing for over twenty years including time at Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Cengage. As Marketing Director at Palgrave Macmillan she helped to launch the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics online and worked on the promotion of bestselling titles by Paul Krugman, Greg Mankiw, Michael Porter and many others. Vicky is responsible for marketing and promotion.

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jeremy stangroom



Jeremy has a PhD in political sociology from the London School of Economics. He is co-editor and co-founder of the The Philosophers’ Magazine and has authored and edited numerous books, including the international bestseller, Einstein's Riddle, and most recently The Story of Philosophy: A History of Western Thought (with James Garvey). Jeremy is responsible for developing Agenda’s website and online resources.

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