Dr Joan Marsh
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet Psychiatry
Dr Joan Marsh is the Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Psychiatry. She joined the Lancet group in November 2013 as Deputy Editor to help to launch The Lancet Psychiatry and continued in that role until November 2021. She now has overall responsibility for the journal and its development, which includes manuscript assessment, overseeing peer review, and commissioning content. 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 with the European Association of Science Editors. She was on the Council for 12 years, including six as President. She is now 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.