Genevieve Cain

Associate Lecturer in Publishing

Personal Profile

Genevieve was drawn into the world of publishing quite by accident when she began working as an Editor and Content Producer for a digital global food brand while living in the US. Despite what seemed to be a detour from her career in the earth sciences, publishing has now achieved relevance in all aspects of her personal and professional life.

Genevieve gained her MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes in 2016 and began teaching as an Associate Lecturer on the course shortly afterwards. In 2018 she completed the PGTHE teaching qualification and became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now called Advance). She is also a Member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading) and is a co-editor for the department’s Journal of Publishing Culture. Genevieve is particularly interested in scholarly publishing and the evolving landscape of knowledge outputs.

In addition to a BA in Geography, Genevieve also holds an MSc in Landscape Archaeology and is currently working towards a DPhil (Archaeology) at the University of Oxford (Kellogg College).

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Management of Journals (tutor)
  • Research Skills (tutor)
  • Dissertation (supervisor)

Genevieve is an Associate Lecturer for the distance learning MA Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and has been working in this capacity since 2016. She is particularly passionate about helping students to develop their confidence as researchers, and building transferrable and practical critical thinking skills; as such she led the redesign of the Research Skills module in 2019. As a mature student herself, Genevieve is a committed advocate for lifelong learning and is eager to promote the extent to which this can enrich and empower us in all aspects of our lives.


  • Journal of Publishing Culture (co-editor)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now called Advance)
  • Member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading)
  • Fellow - Royal Geographical Society