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Fiona Godlee

Editor in Chief, the British Medical Journal, London

Fiona Godlee has been editor-in-chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ) since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She first joined The BMJ in 1990 and has written and lectured on a broad range of issues, including health and the environment, the ethics of academic publishing, evidence based medicine, access to clinical trial data, research integrity, open access publishing, patient partnership, conflict of interest, and overdiagnosis and over treatment. As editorial director for medicine from 2000 to 2002, she helped to establish the open access publisher BioMedCentral. She is on the advisory or executive boards of Alltrials, the Peer Review Congress, the International Forum for Quality and Safety and Healthcare, Evidence Live, Preventing Overdiagnosis and the Climate and Health Council. She was a Harkness Fellow (1994), president of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) (1998-2000), chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (2003-5), and PPA editor of the Year (2014). She is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences.

 

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