Judith Lavender, BA(Hons), MA
Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member
I became an accredited indexer in 1994 and now have over 25 years of professional indexing experience covering a variety of social science subjects. I index mainly academic texts but anything considered. I have a Combined Studies BA in Sociology and Psychology and MA in Women’s Studies and particularly enjoy indexing books relating to gender, social policy, health and social care, communications and media among other subjects. Available all year round.
I particularly enjoy indexing this subject. I have a long-standing interest in Gender Studies and a Masters degree in Women’s Studies. Commissions in this field include The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military (2017) by Woodward & Duncanson (Palgrave Macmillan)
Having studied sociology, psychology, health studies and gender at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and having indexed diverse areas of social science over the years, I am comfortable with indexing most areas of the social sciences. Recent commissions have covered gender studies, social policy, equality, sociology, human geography, research methods, media studies, cultural studies, social work and social psychology.
Sociology formed a large part of my degree studies and I have indexed many sociology texts over the years in the form of monographs, multi-authored works, text books and study guides. Recent commissions in this field cover race and policing, spatial inequality, gender and military, youth violence, philanthropy, family formation and digital sociologies.
I have indexed many Social Policy books in recent years, commissions in this field cover race and policing, education, youth violence, social care, health activism, offender management and social justice
I have indexed a variety of books in this subject area covering gender, race, disability, class and sexuality.
Commissions in this field include Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context (2017) by Brown et al (British Academy)
I studied cognitive, developmental and social psychology as part of my BA degree and have indexed books in most areas of psychology over the years in the form of monographs, multi-authored works, text books and study guides. I particularly enjoy indexing social psychology texts.
I have indexed a variety of books in this subject area over the years.
MA Women's Studies
Recent indexes include
J. Glasby, The Short Guide to Health and Social Care, Policy Press, 2019
P. Francis & P. Davies, Doing Criminological Research (Third edition), Sage Publications, 2018
R. Woodward & C. Duncanson, The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Special Publication Type
I have indexed many edited collections in the social science field during my indexing career.
I have indexed many study guides in the social science field including several psychology units in the Philip Allan Updates 2012 series of A level guides.