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No Place for Placements: Managing work experience for students in lockdown

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2020, June)
No Place for Placements: Managing work experience for students in lockdown. Paper presented at Journalism Education: Covid19: learning & teaching – new approaches, Newcastle University (online
No abstract available.

Advocacy in action: How a university shared reading project reaches homeless readers in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2020, March)
Advocacy in action: How a university shared reading project reaches homeless readers in Scotland. Paper presented at Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, 2020, Edinburgh
Awarded Institutional Place by Conference This paper provides genuine insight into the rationale for an approach to inclusivity that penetrates to the very edges of society....

A book to bind us together: Staff–student collaboration on a new model of publication

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, July)
A book to bind us together: Staff–student collaboration on a new model of publication. Paper presented at Advance HE Learning & Teaching Annual Conference, 2019, Northumbria University
This presentation provides insights into a ground-breaking initiative in which academics worked with students to produce a new book, entitled “Innovation in Learning and Teach...

Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, June)
Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland. Paper presented at By the Book6
So far as has thus been discerned, no research has been conducted into the reading habits of homeless readers. This paper provides for genuine insight into the rationale for a...

Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, June)
Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland. Paper presented at By the Book6, Florence, Italy
So far as has thus been discerned, no research has been conducted into the reading habits of homeless readers. This paper provides for genuine insight into the rationale for a...

Cross Campus Shared Reading – Staff / Student Collaboration under Scrutiny

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2018, September)
Cross Campus Shared Reading – Staff / Student Collaboration under Scrutiny. Paper presented at RAISE Conference 2018: Working better together: collaborations in student engagement, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
No abstract available.

A Book is More Important than Food

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2018, June)
A Book is More Important than Food. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 5, Florence
A Book is more important than food: collaboration with Streetreads, a charity working with homeless readers in Edinburgh.

The University as a Community: Cross-Campus Shared Reading

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2018, June)
The University as a Community: Cross-Campus Shared Reading. Paper presented at QAA 15th Enhancement Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University
As part of a shared reading scheme – the #NapierBigRead – the Publishing staff and Postgraduate students at Edinburgh Napier University are working together to encourage a sen...

Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2018, April)
Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign. Presented at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh
NO abstract available.

Minding Their Own Business: Penguin in Southern Africa

Journal Article
McCleery, A. (2018)
Minding Their Own Business: Penguin in Southern Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies, 44(3), 507-519. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2018.1452420
The title of this essay is taken from the 1975 Penguin African Library revised edition of Antony Martin’s ‘Minding Their Own Business: Zambia’s Struggle against Western Contro...

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CRF European Visiting Research Fellowship

2014 - 2014
Visiting research fellow grant, to embed the ebook format (and ecosystem) debate into the scholarly discourse concerning similar cases (e.g. concerning video formats) and particularly their academic r...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £2,000

Promoting living culture through the vehicle of tourism - Living Culture CS

2012 - 2015
To work with cultural organisations and individuals, particularly those working in the fields of crafts, storytelling, traditional dance and music in partnership with tourism stakeholders and provider...
Funder: Creative Scotland | Value: £60,000

AHRC Doctoral Award (Daniel Boswell)

2009 - 2014
The contemporary globalisation of publishing, both books and magazines, represents: an increased flow of products across national borders, often superficially customised for different language groups,...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £40,000

300 Years of Copyright

2009 - 2011
Value: £15,000

SCOB operations

2009 - 2012
Value: £10,000

Publishing sector anlysis

2009 - 2013
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Edinburgh: City of Print

2008 - 2010
Value: £39,695

Literary Mag's/Cultural, Political Debate 1979-99

2007 - 2010
Funder: British Academy | Value: £54,862

The Wayzgoose

2006 - 2009
'Wayzgoose' is a term formerly used in the UK (and elsewhere in the English speaking world) to describe annual social outings that were organised by unions, management and workers in the publishing an...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £75,484

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Books to Homeless - University shows charity spirit with generous book donation

5 March 2018
Photo: Streetreads charity accepts first delivery of books from Merchiston Campus. As part of this year's Napier Big Read, over 1,000 books donated from one campus at Edinburgh Napier University to ...

Napier Big Read Finalist - 3rd Annual Herald Higher Education Awards, 2017

5 July 2017
Napier Big Read is Finalist in Campaign of the Year in 3rd Annual Herald Higher Education Awards, 2017

‘“For she was an independent woman, or nearly, anyway”: Locating the pubescent girl in Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart drafts ’

16 November 2016
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are designed to approach literar...

Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930

20 September 2016
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are designed to approach literar...

Forgotten 1920s sci-fi novel by Scots author reawakened by students

13 May 2016
IT is a little-known Scottish science fiction novel which nearly sank without trace when it was published almost a century ago. Today, it is rated one of the 12 most essential Scottish sci-fi novels o...

Christine Orr and The Glorious Thing on the BBC

27 November 2014
BBC story on The Glorious Thing, forgotten novel by Christine Orr, published by MSc Publishing.

Yarrrr be Treasure in them Pages - CHAS get a Personal Preview of New Book

29 May 2012
Families staying at Rachel House Children’s Hospice, run by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) were given special preview of Merchiston Publishing’s new book ‘Treasure Island: A Play’. R...

Ask the Expert - Avril Gray provides publishing advice to Guardian readers

10 January 2012
Avril Gray joined a panel of experts to provide careers advice for The Guardian readers. The Q&A – ‘Careers in magazine publishing’ – advised on the different careers available in the sector, and the ...

Peter Pan brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Kids in Hospital

20 December 2011
Edinburgh’s sick children got a dose of Christmas cheer when 100 free copies of children’s classic, "Peter and Wendy", were delivered to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. To mark the publishing c...

Head of Publishing on Judging Panel of National Magazine Awards

1 December 2011
Head of the Publishing, Avril Gray, is on the judging panel for the 2011 Professional Publishers National Magazine Awards. These awards - covering a variety of categories including print, digital and...