Once again we take a look at life inside SAGE with another team interview. Today it’s Tessa Picknett’s turn! Tessa is Associate Director and STM Publisher in London.
What is your favourite part of your workday?
The bus journey into work, anticipating some great conversations with colleagues and individuals in a variety of fields, and working with them on some fascinating projects. Oh, and the time of day when the free fruit arrives!
How do you see your role playing out SAGE’s vision to support and foster engaged scholarship and education?
Along with everyone at SAGE, contributing to our mission to publish the best quality content, and to support our authors, editors and societies in reaching their goals. So much of what they do, and publish, can really change lives in a hugely meaningful way, and I’m really proud to be part of that.
What’s the most exciting thing happening in publishing right now?
The growth and development of more interactive, dynamic methods of research communication and the myriad methods of its evaluation. Constant, dynamic evolution of ideas, and the process of challenging a set of assumptions are what I loved most during my scientific training.
What is the most interesting object on your desk?
The (very little) area of clear desk space that isn’t covered with paper, equipment, pens, mugs of tea, a wonderful artificial hip joint award [long story], or calendars (always on the wrong month). I am determined to have a clutter-free desk, but somehow it never seems to happen…
What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time with my two sons, and listening to their ‘debates’…