Penelope Kent, BA Hons

Location: Kent

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01892 543422

General Experience

I began indexing in 2001. I have a degree in Politics and Modern History and, prior to indexing, I qualified with the Institute of Personnel Management and spent over fifteen years working in human resources and administration.

I index a wide range of subjects including the social sciences, education, politics, architecture, art and design.



Education (All Areas)

Recent indexes include Teaching Mathematics Through Problem Solving (Routledge), The Impact of Higher Education Ranking Systems on Universities (Routledge), School Reform in an Era of Standardization (Routledge), School Science Practical Work in Africa (Routledge), Teaching Language as Action in the ELA Classroom (Routledge), Becoming an Outstanding English Teacher (Routledge), Creativity, Technology and Learning (Routledge) and Education Systems and Inequalities (Policy Press).


Recent indexes include The Gilets Jaunes and the New Social Contract (University of Bristol), The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative (Policy Press), Comrades in Conflict (Manchester University Press), A Cultural History of Democracy Volumes 5 and 6 (Bloomsbury), Hegemony and World Order (Routledge), Why Minor Powers Risk Wars With Major Powers (University of Bristol) and A Level Politics (Pearson).

Art and Design

Recent indexes include Design and Digital Interfaces (Bloomsbury Visual Arts), Graphic Design Essentials (Bloomsbury Visual Arts), The Graphic Design Process (Bloomsbury Visual Arts), Illustration Research Methods (Bloomsbury Visual Arts), Designing Fashion’s Future (Bloomsbury), Interaction for Designers (Routledge), Anatomy for Artists (Search Press), AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology Product Design (Pearson) and OCR AS/A Level Design and Technology (Hodder Education).


Recent indexes include Time for Architecture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), Entering Architectural Practice (Routledge), Urban Architectures in Interwar Yugoslavia (Routledge), How Drawings Work (Routledge), Architecture and Identity Third Edition (Routledge) and Adaptable Architecture (Routledge).

Geography - Human

Recent indexes include African Cities and Collaborative Futures (Manchester University Press), Environment in the Lives of Children and Families (Policy Press), Placemaking (Routledge) and The Invisible City (Routledge).

Social Work

Recent indexes include A History of the Personal Social Services in England (Springer Nature), In Whose Interest? (Policy Press), Mental Health Social Work Reimagined (Policy Press), Social Work and Social Theory (Policy Press), Research for Effective Social Work Practice (Routledge) and Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (Routledge).

Social History

Recent indexes include A Cultural History of the Sea Volumes 4, 5 and 6 (Bloomsbury), A Cultural History of Color Volumes 4, 5 and 6 (Bloomsbury) and A Cultural History of Marriage Volume 2 (Bloomsbury).

Art History

Recent indexes include Pacific Presences (Sidestone Press), Swedish Design: A History (Bloomsbury) and Gauguin’s Challenge (Bloomsbury).

European Union

Official History of Britain and European Community Volume 2 (Routledge, 2012), Official History of Britain and European Community Volume 3 (Routledge, 2018).


Recent indexes include Practical Projects for Photographers (Bloomsbury), Grammar of the Shot (Routledge), Outdoor Flash Photography (Routledge), The Essential Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge), Understanding Photobooks (Routledge) and Ultimate Insiders (Routledge).

Other skills

Embedded Indexing
I have indexed using the embedded indexing tool in Microsoft Word.

Clients Include

Hodder Education
Policy Press
University of Bristol
Whiting & Birch

Special Publication Type


Turner Fine Foods catalogue and the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Brakes catering catalogue.

Children's Books And Materials

Various children’s books including over 50 titles for Hungry Tomato.

School Books

GCSE, AS, A Level, and IB Diploma textbooks published by Hodder Education, Oxford University Press, Macmillan and Pearson, in many subjects including history, politics, religious studies, business, psychology and design and technology.


Undergraduate textbooks: subjects including politics, sociology, psychology and geography for Routledge.
BTEC and NVQ textbooks: subjects including business, sport, construction, hairdressing and painting and decorating for City & Guilds, Oxford University Press and Pearson.