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John Dalton – Director
A graduate of biochemistry from London University, John started his publishing career in 1991, when he became a medical editor for a leading scientific publisher. John was managing editor of Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, one of the world's leading medical review journals.
In addition to this role, he was also Project Editor for a number of monographs aimed at GPs and Consultants. He left his Editorial role to take control of the London School of Publishing. John was commissioned to write a report on Corporate Reputation in 2003 and in 2008 he authored a book on Reputation Management.
As an author himself, John is familiar with the publishing process and ensures that all courses at LSP are delivered to the highest standard expected from both course delegates and the publishing industry.
John is also the Director of the London School of Public Relations (LSPR), LSP's sister organisation. John has been made a fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
John works closely with the LSP Course Director and teaching staff, to ensure that all the course contents are kept up-to-date and continue to reflect any changes and developments within the publishing industry.
Steven O’Brien – Director
Steven O’Brien is a widely published poet, novelist, editor, critic, academic and journalist.
Since 2010 Steven has been editor of The London Magazine, Britain’s oldest journal of literature and the arts (est. 1732). The magazine publishes the best in new writing and features short fiction, essays, poetry and reviews. His avowed aim has been to reinvigorate the The London Magazine and position it at the centre of British literary life, and also to give the publication an international resonance. He has expanded the digital profile of the magazine by publishing key collections of writing and poetry by emerging and established international writers.
Steven holds a PhD in Writing from the University of Sussex. He lectures at the University of Portsmouth, where he has designed many innovative writing courses, including The Literary Journalist, Travel Writing, Fan Fiction, The Short Story and Writing Poetry for Page and Stage. He leads the PhD Writing programme at Portsmouth. He is also a Visiting Fellow of Creative Writing at University College Chichester. His critical essays have most recently been published in journals such as Agenda and Grammarye. Steven has judged literary competitions, both in the UK and the UAE.
His writing has appeared in The Middle East Online, The New Statesman, Newsmax International and The Travellers’ Magazine.
Steven has been leading the literary section of The Critics Circle since early 2014. He is building a team of prominent critics who inspire articulate contemporary literary thought.
Steven has published two acclaimed collections of poetry – Dark Hill Dreams and Scrying Stone. He has placed poems in many books and journals including Agenda, Granta, The PN Review and The Recusant. His novella The Great Game, An Imperial Adventure was on the Amazon Kindle bestsellers list and his next novella, The Lord of Lightning will be published soon.
He is acting as an editorial consultant to the former Syrian diplomat Ghayth Armanazi.
Dalal Nageh – Training & Communications Director
Dalal is Course Director for LSP and has been working with the School for a number of years. Under Dalal's leadership and management, LSP has grown considerably both in size and scope.
Dalal is also Course Director and Senior Trainer with the London School of Public Relations. She is experienced in dealing with both the organisational and operational running of the schools and in managing the structure of the training courses, their delivery and content.
Dalal is always available to discuss details of the training programmes with potential delegates and clients. She also oversees course delegates' progress. She liaises continuously with the LSP tutors to ensure standrads are regulated. Furthermore, Dalal works closely with John Dalton on course delegates' progress as well as syllabus development; ensuring that the content of the courses are up-to-date, dynamic and relevant.
Digital & Social Media Assistant
Website Developer &
Social Media Advisor
Christine Kanio - Course Administrator
Christine’s background was within hospitality and event management. At LSP, her role is focused on overseeing the administration of all the training programmes and events.
She is a graduate from Kingston University, with a BA in Business Studies. Before joining LSP, Christine had spent a year in Madrid, where she worked in customer focused roles, within event management and planning.
Christine has a natural capacity to be empathetic and approachable. Her commitment to ensuring that clients are provided with the best care is of the highest standard. She is our ray of sunshine in the office!
Loredana Neagoe – Digital and Social Media Assistant
Loredana’s background is in media. She is currently completing her studies in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her role at LSP, is to develop our online presence and to maintain media platforms with the latest digital trends.
She is a creative and inquisitive person, with a great interest in diversity and multiculturalism. Before working with LSP, Loredana was involved with two international projects, ‘Living and Learning Democracy’ (2015), in Germany and ‘L’histoire des Peoples’ (2013), in Marseille, France. Through her work, she gained valuable communication skills and managed each project with dedication and commitment. She brings this level of positive enthusiasm to her work.
Rhys Webber - Website Developer & Social Media Advisor
Rhys currently runs Webber Design ltd — a full-service graphic design (for print and web) and commercial photography studio in Newport, South Wales, which began in 2004. Webber Design has worked with a number of high profile clients including Sainsbury's, the NHS, Debenhams, Tata Steel, The British Army, BAE Systems and many others. Webber Design started offering social media and online marketing consultancy for their web design clients in the late 2000s as social media platforms started to proliferate.
In addition to running Webber Design, Rhys has a portfolio career of other business activities. These include working as a Youth Entrepreneurship Role Model for the Welsh government (Big Ideas Wales), developing and teaching courses in social media (here at LSPR), being director of a creative arts consultancy company, exhibiting as a fine-art photographer, acting as visiting University lecturer, and playing in the space rock band, Ampersand (guitar/vocals/keyboards).
Rhys comes from a family of teachers/lecturers and has been teaching for over twenty years (up to Masters Degree level) in London, Wales and Madrid.
Denis Ferro - Social Media & Digital Marketing Assistant
Denis studied Economics and Management at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice where he was completing a Master’s Degree Programme in Marketing and Communication. He recently finished a five month Erasmus experience at Middlesex University London and he is now an active part of LSPR/LSP. His role here involves developing our online presence and creating content to share and engage through our social media platforms.
Previously, he worked as an Accounts Assistant in London, during which he developed a strong attention to detail, client relations and great organisational skills.
Denis says that he never takes things for granted and always rolls up his sleeves when necessary.
Federico Boccellato – Digital Marketing Officer
Federico is an accomplished digital marketing professional handling LSPR's external communications. He has an impressive portfolio of academic achievements, culminating in a Masters degree, focused on East Asian Languages.
He has travelled extensively across Asia, Europe, and Australia. Federico is driven by a passion to experience different cultures. He enjoys interacting with a diverse range of people from all walks of life.
Professionally, Federico has a strong command of social media platforms, which has enhanced his creative thinking.
He is part of LSPR's digital marketing team. His main role is to develop our media presence and engagement with stakeholders, using a combination of communications strategies.
An accomplished linguist, Federico is fluent in Japanese and is currently getting quite good in Arabic! His talents extend to martial arts.