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Dr Brandy Shillace

2024-06-27T15:55:02+00:00Expertise : , , , , |

Editor-in-Chief of Medical Humanities


Brandy Schillace, PhD, is Senior Research Associate and Public Engagement and Programs Leader for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Dr Schillace writes about intersections of medicine, history, and literature. For ten years, she managed the medical anthropology journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and edited its first medical humanities special issue. Brandy’s recent books include Death’s Summer Coat (2016), Clockwork Futures (2017) and Mr Humble and Dr Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul (2021).

Professor Stephen Kaye

2024-06-27T15:51:07+00:00Expertise : |

Editor-in-Chief BMJ Open Ophthalmology


Professor of Ophthalmology, Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences, University of Liverpool where he leads the research into infections of the eye,  Consultant Ophthalmologist Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he leads the Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Service, Vice President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Director of The Liverpool Research Eye Biobank, NHS England National lead for Corneal Transplantation, Honorary Professorship, Queens University, Belfast.

Dr James Mountford

2024-06-27T15:57:33+00:00Expertise : , , , , |

Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Leader


Dr James Mountford is Director of Quality at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He worked initially as an NHS doctor, then in consulting. From 2005-2007, he was a Commonwealth Fund Health Foundation Harkness Fellow based in Massachusetts General Hospital, and at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), both in Boston, USA. Before moving to the Royal Free, he was Director of Quality at UCL Partners, an academic health sciences partnership serving a population of 3 million in and around London. He sits on the board of AQuA, the improvement partnership based in north-west England. In March 2020 he was seconded to work as the Chief of Quality and Learning at the NHS Nightingale Hospital London, opened in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Bryony Dean Franklin

2024-06-27T15:41:17+00:00Expertise : , , , , , |

Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality & Safety


Professor Bryony Dean Franklin is a hospital pharmacist by background, with 30 years’ experience of research into medication safety, medication use in practice and patient safety more generally. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality & Safety, Professor of Medication Safety at UCL School of Pharmacy, Executive Lead Pharmacist for Research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Director of the NIHR North West London Patient Safety Research Collaboration and theme lead for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London. Professor Franklin has published widely on medication safety, the evaluation of various technologies designed to reduce errors, and the patient’s role in patient safety. Her current post combines research, quality improvement, education and training, medical publishing and hospital pharmacy practice.

Shanti Raman

2024-06-27T16:02:16+00:00Expertise : , , |

Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Paediatrics Open


Shanti Raman is a Consultant Paediatrician, with sub-specialty training in Community Child Health, epidemiology and public health. She is the Director of Community Paediatrics – South Western
Sydney, where she is responsible for clinical services in Child Development and Child Protection across the region, providing academic leadership and directing research and training. Her research
and teaching interests include health of migrants and refugees, indigenous child health, child rights and child maltreatment, quality and safety in health, global maternal, newborn and child health.

Gareth Iacobucci

2024-06-27T16:00:33+00:00Expertise : , , |

Assistant News Editor, The BMJ


Gareth Iacobucci reports mostly on issues of interest to doctors in the UK. He joined The BMJ in 2012. Prior to this Gareth was a reporter and editor at the general practioners’ title Pulse for five years.

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