Celia Dodd
Journalist, Editor, Author, Empty Nest expert
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Celia writes with intelligence and fluency across a wide range of subjects and is particularly skilled at interviews that require sensitivity and care. A true pro who sticks to the brief and always delivers on time.
Hilly Janes, launch editor of The Times Body & Soul supplement

Welcome to my website and thank you for your interest in my work. I’m a journalist, author, editor and broadcaster with over 30 years’ experience.

I’ve written features for The Times, the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Psychologies, Good Housekeeping and Reader’s Digest. I also provide content for the website www.high50.com.

I cover a wide range of subjects: relationships, health, sex, education, family life. Celebrity profiles include Lou Reed, Gordon Ramsay, Imelda Staunton and David Suchet.

For a selection of my general features click here.

I’ve written two non-fiction books:
The Empty Nest: How to survive and stay close to your adult child’ (Piatkus 2011)
The Empty Nest is a subject close to my heart, so I’m thrilled that interest in the book, both in the media and from the general public, continues to grow. I always love hearing from other parents so please do e-mail me (celia@celiadodd.co.uk) for advice, or if you have thoughts or experiences you’d like to share.





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For features on the Empty Nest click here.

My first book was ‘Conversations with Mothers and Daughters’ (Optima 1990).

I regularly contribute to radio and television discussions of the Empty Nest and related subjects. Appearances include itv’s This Morning, Woman’s Hour and PM on BBC Radio 4, BBC One’s Inside Out  and Simon Mayo’s Drivetime on  BBC Radio 2.

For radio and tv broadcasts click here.

I started my career as a books editor at Weidenfeld and the Bodley Head, and went on to work as a sub-editor on Harpers and the Observer magazine. I still edit books and love helping authors organise their material.

I edited and wrote the text for ‘The Wind of Change’ (Bluecoat Press, 2014) by the pioneering Sunday Times photographer John Bulmer

For more on ‘The Wind of Changeclick here

Public speaking
If you would like me to give a talk to a group of parents facing the Empty Nest please email me for more details: celia@celiadodd.co.uk

This is what the American School in London said about a Speakers’ Series lecture I gave in 2014:

‘I have never seen so many parents be so engaged with a speaker before. I received such wonderful feedback from the attendees, and many opted to stay afterward and talk with friends about their empty nest experiences. I am so glad you could help them launch that important dialogue.’

Libby Jones, Director of Alumni Relations, ASL