Meet Renowned Author: Susan Quilliam
Article posted by Afterglow on May 11, 2013
She is most renowned – in the mainstream, at least – for her reinvention of the world-famous Joy Of Sex sex manual, updating it and making it more relevant for a contemporary audience. Thanks in no small part to her characteristic wit and insight, Susan’s work on the Joy Of Sex helped to make it a best-seller all over again.
And it’s not just books. Although Susan has contributed to, edited, or in some way influenced hundreds of different titles dealing with everything from sexual health to body language and psychology in children, she’s also written for virtually every major news publication and lifestyle magazine you could care to mention, alongside academic papers, press releases, marketing copy and too much more to mention – all while maintaining an endearingly modest yet authoritative tone.
She sits on the advisory boards for the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, the Sexual Advice Association , the British Association of Sex Educators, and Women’s Health Concern. She has also been named as one of the Family Planning Association’s 21st Century Achievers.
Susan is also a member of the Faculties of The School of Life and Your Daily Bread, and regularly offers workshops on relationships, intimacy and sexuality.
Susan has written for Relate, the UK’s leading sex and relationships charity, and for the Samaritans, and has stated that her writing and advice draws in around 25,000 letters and emails a year to her.
She also talks regularly at national and international conferences, and contributes to all manner of print and broadcast media, and has provided consultancy for major international brands.
She coaches, mentors trains and consults to promote positive work relationships, and having run three of her own businesses, and having directly employed and managed over 250 people, Susan is supremely qualified to assist and advise on how to keep staff working effectively and happily.
Although Susan has offered her services to some of the world’s biggest brands (and won PR Week awards in the process), she particularly enjoys working with smaller companies succeed through excellent people management.
If these services are of interest to you, please do contact Susan using the Contact form at the bottom of this page.
After graduating, Susan taught English at Secondary schools for several years, before moving to London to pursue a career in publishing. Now, her academic work is incredibly broad, but focuses mostly on the psychology of intimate relationships – a subject on which she’s written extensively.
She appears regularly giving advice on radio and television; she appeared as the on-screen psychologist to E4′s Celebrity Wifeswap The Aftermath and from 2008-2010 answered listeners’ problem calls on her weekly two hour show on LBC 97.3.
She also appears regularly as the spokesperson for a number of causes, most prominently as the official Sex and Relationship Expert for the Durex brand of sexual health and pleasure products. You can see an example of Susan’s on-screen work below.
In her own words:
Perhaps you want to be happier in your personal relationship. Perhaps you want a way forward around a tricky business relationship. Or perhaps you want a relationship expert to add expertise to your publication or your campaign.
If so, then I can help, just get in touch.
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