Gary Kirby

Location: Callington, Cornwall

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

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General Experience

2010 – Accreditation with the Society of Indexers

2012 – Awarded status of Advanced Professional Member with the Society of Indexers

Over 350 indexes completed mainly in the social sciences and humanities. For a full list visit my website

Previous work experience includes 12 years as a project manager in the Business Services Department of the University of Bedfordshire; 6 years as an Operations Manager in the IT sector and 10 years as a computer programmer.





Over 20 indexes produced up to academic level in various areas of business including entrepreneurship, finance, risk analysis and the stock market.

History (All Areas)

I have a First-Class Honours degree in history and have produced numerous indexes in this area including two on Winston Churchill.

Social Sciences (All Areas)

Over 150 indexes produced across all areas of the social sciences. For a full list visit my website.


Several indexes produced up to academic level. Recent subjects include global sports management, public service operations management, strategic management and women in management.

Education (All Areas)

Over 20 indexes produced across all areas of education up to academic level. Recent subjects include big data in education, curriculum development, childhood in education, teachers’ standards and language testing.

-Government and Politics

Several indexes produced up to academic level including, recently, Narendra Modi’s electoral campaign.

-Wellbeing, Self-Help and Personal Development

Several indexes produced up to academic level. Titles include ‘The Infinite Minefield’ (Watkins), ‘Relax in a Minute’ (Ebury Publishing) and ‘The Zen Diet Revolution’ (Watkins).

Social Policy

Over 20 indexes produced up to academic level in social policy/social work/society. Recent subjects include truth commissions, ethics and law for social workers, human trafficking, international aid, urban development and values and ethics in social work.

-Sports and Games

Wide interest and knowledge across many sports. Recent titles include a biography of Alan Ball, golf management, complex sport analytics and talent identification and development in sport.

Public/Consumer Health

Several indexes produced in health and healthcare. Recent subjects include communication in nursing and health care, developing professional practice in health and social care, key themes in public health and mental health ethics.

Environmental Science

Over 20 indexes produced under the general category of environment. Recent subjects include climate change, global cities, rural water supply management, ecosystems services and ecological restoration.

Related qualifications

First Class Honours degree in History with Sociology

Recent indexes include

Multi authors, Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability, Routledge, 11/09/2017
Edward Stourton, Auntie’s War, Transworld Publishers, 25/08/2017
Multi authors, An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies , SAGE Publications, 14/08/2017
Multi authors, Mathematics in Early Years Education, Routledge, 02/08/2017
David Tossell, Alan Ball – The Man in White Boots, Hodder, 19/07/2017
Ben Williamson, Big Data in Education, SAGE Publications, 19/06/2017
Multi authors, Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics, Routledge, 08/06/2017
Multi authors, Golf Business and Management, Routledge, 20/05/2017

Clients Include

Aurum Press
Bristol University Press
Ebury Publishing
Edward Elgar
Fish Books (project managers for Routledge)
Hodder & Stoughton
new economics foundation
Pearson Higher Education
Pearson Business and Technology Learning
Policy Press
RefineCatch (project managers for Bloomsbury)
Sabel and Stone Publishing
SAGE Publications
Saxon Graphics
Society of Indexers
SPi Global (project managers for Pearson Education)
Transworld Publishers
Watkins Publishing
William Collins

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Several indexes produced including most recently ‘Alan Ball – The Man in White Boots’. Previous books include Bruce Forsyth and Freddie Mercury.