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Sam Parker is an editor and journalist with over 12 years of experience working for global magazine brands, newspapers and book publishers. He is currently Site Director of British GQ where he leads the digital editorial for the UK's biggest men's lifestyle and fashion brand. Prior to that he was Editor-in-Chief of Penguin Random House, overseeing digital strategy for the UK's largest book publisher.

He specialises in writing about psychology and mental health and is currently researching his first book, due out with Bloomsbury in 2025. In July 2020, he edited a book of essays reflecting on the Covid-19 crisis written by leading authors including Malorie Blackman, Philip Pullman and Lee Child.


As a freelance writer Sam contributes regularly to the Observer, Telegraph, Times and more. Previously he has worked as Digital Editor of Esquire magazine, Features Editor of BuzzFeed UK and Culture Editor of The Huffington Post UK.

Over the past decade Sam has won and been shortlisted for various awards, including BSME Digital Editor of the Year. He has made multiple TV and radio appearances and has worked as a digital media consultant.

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