Anna Faherty is an award-winning teacher and researcher who runs her own content development and digital publishing consultancy, Strategic Content. Working across the publishing, museum and charity sectors, all Anna’s work is built around a desire to develop and implement high quality publishing and communications projects, which deliver non-financial outcomes as well as sustainable profits.
Anna has senior management experience as director of a multi-million pound publishing division in a global publishing house and as a trustee of a small independent museum. She has held editorial positions within major academic publishers, including Pearson Education, Palgrave Macmillan and Hodder Education, and her recent clients include the British Museum, Design Museum, Jeans for Genes, Oxford University Press, Quercus Publishers, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Time Out, the V&A Museum, Taylor & Francis, Wellcome Collection and Wiley. Working across print and digital projects, key contracts include developing multimedia content for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s official iPhone app, writing for the National Maritime Museum’s tablet-based mobile learning experience and managing all content development for Wellcome Collection’s permanent Reading Room gallery.
The author of a number of online management skills courses for professional bodies (published by Nelson Croom and recognised for their use of social media at the Elearning Awards), Anna runs training courses for publishers and has a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has won Kingston University’s Technology Enhanced Learning award and, with module leader Judith Watts, was runner up in the Developing Student Employability category of the 2014 Student-Led Learning and Teaching Awards. Her research into novelty-centred business models in publishing has been recognised by an International Award for Excellence, bestowed by the International Journal of the Book.
Anna was formerly Course Leader for the MA Publishing programme.
Read all Anna’s Kingston Publishing blogs.