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Dr Patrick Brindle

Senior Lecturer in Publishing

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of English

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ALG07, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Patrick is Programme Director for MAs in Publishing, International Publishing, and Creative Writing & Publishing. Prior to joining City Patrick worked in academic publishing, including stints as a commissioning editor for Oxford University Press and Publisher for Research Methods at SAGE.

Patrick's academic background is in History and the Social Sciences. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (1998) and has an MPhil in Social Theory (Cambridge University, 1994). His BA was in Contemporary History (Sussex University, 1992).

At City, Patrick teaches Digital Publishing, Research Methods, and Designing Interactive Media.

Patrick's research interests lie in the overlapping worlds of scholarly communication, learning and political economy.

Patrick's publications (and publishing activity) include:

Brindle, P. (2014). Oral history interviewing: History in the classroom in pre-war Britain. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/978144627305013516584

At Oxford University Press Patrick commissioned globally successful textbooks, including, Bryman & Bell’s Business Research Methods, and Crane & Matten’s Business Ethics.

At SAGE Patrick commissioned over 200 new titles and new editions, including best-selling new titles such as Charmaz, Constructing Grounded Theory, O’Leary, The Essential Guide to Your Research Project, Silverman, Very Short Fairly Interesting Guide to Qualitative Research.

‘Mr Chips with Everything’ ’History and National Identity in the Classroom’, History Today, vol 47, no. 6, 1997

‘England Expects Every Man should do his Duty‘, with Arnot, M, Oxford Review of Education, vol. 25, no. 2, 1999.

Patrick is also the author of 'Business and Universities, Should Academic Capitalism Shape Teaching and Research?' SAGE Business Researcher (2015) doi: 10.1177/2374556815594792


  1. PhD, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom