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 Education Systems and Inequalities (Policy Press), Becoming an Outstanding English Teacher (Routledge), Creativity, Technology and Learning (Routledge) and Dyslexia in Adolescence (Routledge).


Recent indexes include Clear Blue Water? (Policy Press) , The Crosland Legacy (Policy Press), Staging Dissent (Routledge) and A Level Politics (Pearson).


Recent indexes include Architecture and Identity Third Edition and Adaptable Architecture, both for Routledge.

Art and Design

Recent indexes include Album Art (Quid Publishing), Gauguin’s Challenge (Bloomsbury), Anatomy for Artists (Search Press),Typography Second Edition (Fairchild Books) and AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology Product Design (Pearson).


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

Human Resources

Recent indexes include Transformational HR (Kogan Page).

Geography - Human

Recent indexes include Environment in the Lives of Children and Families (Policy Press),
Placemaking (Routledge), Neoliberal Spatial Governance (Routledge) and Urban Disaster Resilience (Routledge).

Social Work

Recent indexes include Research for Effective Social Work Practice and Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, both for Routledge.

Clients Include

Cambridge Publishing Management
Hodder Education
Hungry Tomato
Policy Press
Taylor & Francis

Special Publication Type


Turner Fine Foods catalogue and the 2017 and 2018 editions of Brakes food 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 and Pearson, in many subjects including history, politics, religious studies, design and technology, business and psychology.


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

Travel Guides

Titles in series for AA mini guides and Thomas Cook pocket guides to UK cities.