Joan Marsh

  • Dr Joan Marsh is the Deputy Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry, having joined the Lancet group in November 2013. Her role includes managing peer review of manuscripts, commissioning content and contributing to the overall development of the journal. Her particular project is the Editorial Board Development Programme.
    Joan read Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, then completed a PhD in molecular biology. She worked as an editor with The Ciba/Novartis Foundation in London, editing and organizing their prestigious symposium series. Joan then spent several years in South-East Asia, including two years in Hong Kong, where she worked for Hong Kong University and for Excerpta Medica. Joan returned to the UK in September 1999 and became an editor with John Wiley & Sons, commissioning books in the life sciences and medicine.
    Joan is actively engaged in various aspects of research integrity and publication ethics. She was on the Council of the European Association of Science Editors for 12 years, including six as President. She is now Co-chair of its Gender Policy Committee, with a particular interest in improving diversity in peer review. She is also an Associate Editor for the Association’s journal, European Science Editing.