Fiona Godlee

Editor in Chief of the BMJ
Fiona Godlee has been editor in chief of The BMJ since 2005, the first woman to hold the job. After training as a general physician in London she found her true role when she joined The BMJ as editorial registrar in 1990. In the mid-90s she spent a year as a Harkness fellow in the US, and from 2000 to 2003 she was editorial director for medicine at BioMed Central, establishing open access publishing. She 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 overdiagnois and overtreatment.