Intended for healthcare professionals

Editorial staff

If you are not sure who you need to contact, you can email the journal at

Editor in chief
Kamran Abbasi

Executive editor
Theodora Bloom

Head of research
Elizabeth Loder

Head of journalism
Rebecca Coombes

Head of clinical content
Editor in chief, BMJ Medicine

Sophie Cook

International editor
Jocalyn Clark

Managing editor
Juliet Dobson

Scholarly comment editor
Jennifer Rasanathan

Editorials editor and education section editor
Alison Tonks

Letters editor
Sharon Davies

News editor
Zosia Kmietowicz

Publication ethics and content integrity editor, BMJ Journals
Helen Macdonald

Partnerships editor
Paul Simpson

Business manager
Programme manager, digital transformation

Geetha Balasubramaniam

Publishing executive
Caitlin Shortall

BMJ editorial registrar
Alexander Mafi

BMJ editorial scholar
Éabha Lynn

Sustainability fellow
Florence Wedmore


Elizabeth Loder (Head of research)

Wim Weber (Deputy head of research)

Timothy Feeney

John Fletcher

Nazrul Islam

Navjoyt Ladher (UK research editor)

Sara Schroter (Senior researcher)

Jin-Ling Tang

Tiago Villanueva

Di Wang


Rebecca Coombes (Head of journalism)

Tom Moberly (UK print editor)

Zosia Kmietowicz (News editor)

Gareth Iacobucci (Assistant news editor)

Elisabeth Mahase (Clinical reporter)

Abi Rimmer (Editor, BMJ Careers)

Jennifer Richardson (Features editor)

Mun-Keat Looi (International features editor)

Birte Twisselmann (Obituaries and editorials editor)

Peter Doshi (Senior editor)

Madlen Davies (Investigations editor)

Hristio Boytchev (Freelance investigations reporter)

Jennifer Block (Investigations reporter)



Giselle Jones (Specialist reviews editor and education section editor)

Alison Tonks (Editorials editor and education section editor)

Tom Nolan (Education editor)

Sabreena Malik

Loren de Freitas

Jessica Kimpton (Clinical commissioning editor, The BMJ and BMJ Journals. On maternity leave)

Neil Chanchlani

Vandana Mittal

Scholarly comment

Jennifer Rasanathan (Scholarly comment editor)

Sharon Davies (Letters)

Juan Franco

Adenike Odeleye


Jolie Neill (Opinion editor)

Kelly Brendel (Opinion and digital content editor)

Digital and multimedia

Duncan Jarvies (Multimedia)

Will Stahl-Timmins (Data graphics designer)

Isaac Jones (Head of Digital Product Management )

Soufiane Taleb (Digital Product Manager )


Richard Hurley

Emma Veitch

Patient partnership

Emma Doble

Amy Price

Sophia Walker

Technical editors

Vivien Chen (Research)

Sally Carter (Education)

Karl Sharrock (Journalism)

Jackie Annis (Scholarly Comment)

Jett Aislabie

Niamh Brooks

Greg Cotton

Jane Francomb

Clare Griffith

Elizabeth Payne

Sarah Payton

John Waring

Emilia Harding


Josie Breen (Head of publishing services)

Helga Zunde-Baker (Print production manager)

Malcolm Brown (Production editor)

Jane Walker (Designer)

James Ross (Editorial Production Editor)

Shou Hwa Liu (Digital Production Editor)

Eleanor Bell (Senior Editorial assistant)

Megan McGill (Editorial production assistant)

Julia Burrell (PA to the editor in chief, and departmental coordinator of The BMJ)

Laurel Nisbet (Editorial Assistant Apprentice)

Research integrity

Helen Macdonald

Helen Hardy

Associate editors

Rachael Hinton

Tessa Richards


Jon Deeks (Chief Statistics Editor)

Statistics editors

Tim Cole
Gary Collins
Jamie Kirkham
Tobias Kurth
Julie Morris
Janet Peacock
Rafael Perera
Richard Riley
Angie Wade