Editorial Team

Journal Management:



Professor Dawne Irving-Bell, PhD, BPP University (Editor-in-Chief )

Sue Beckingham, Sheffield Hallam University

David Wooff, Associate Professor, BPP University

Dr Matt McLain, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Sarah Honeychurch, The University of Glasgow


Our Editorial Board and Journal Reviewers:

Deb Baff, JISC

Dr. Mehmet Demir, University of Birmingham

Suzanne Faulkner, The University of Strathclyde

Dr Paul Fenn, The University of Sheffield 

Sarah Hallam, Educational Consultant 

Michael Brian Haslam, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

Dr Andrew Middleton, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Willie McGuire, The University of Glasgow

Dr Paul J Reilly, The University of Glasgow 

Dr Gabriella Rodolico, The University of Glasgow

Dr Scott Turner, Canterbury Christ Church University 

Neil Withnell, The University of Salford

Dr Hala Mansour, The University of Northampton

Alex Spiers, Pearson  


Our reviewing process

Our process is open and has been designed to support the publication of contributions that add to the field, and help colleagues to develop their practice with the ultimate aim of enhancing the student experience. All submissions are double blind peer-reviewed, and all of our reviewers are volunteers who have at one time or another been @socmedhe conference deleagtes and presenters. 

While we are and will always aim to publish work which is academically rigorous and of high-quality, our aim to create a really useful journal full of concepts and strategies that will make a real difference in practice, so we definitely don’t want to exclude good ideas which can happen especially if colleagues with a brilliant idea to share may be at the start of their publishing journeys and are hesitant about submitting because they fear rejection.

So please don’t be put off.

Have a go, work with a friend, perhaps even offer to review which can help when drafting and submitting your own piece, and if you have any specific questions or queries about what you can submit please do not hesitate to get in touch!


Kindest regards and best wishes 

Everyone on the JSML Editorial Board and Reviewing Team