I really enjoy working collaboratively with others, finding the space to be challenged in my thinking, sparking ideas off each other, and being accountable to a co-editor, so really enjoyed this piece in the Times Higher Education:
In these early partnerships, we quickly discovered that one of the great beneficial outcomes of successful collaborative working is confidence: that such an arrangement could not only be made to work but could add all kinds of value in terms of depth of knowledge and the creative generation of ideas. Far from acting as a constraint on originality, joint working produces much more spark than solo efforts: with a trusted co-author you can float the wildest ideas and, with luck, some will be jointly honed into fresh insights and new perspectives. Having complementary areas of research expertise means that writing partners are able to enrich each other’s contributions so that the whole work becomes more than the sum of the parts.
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