UCL School of Pharmacy


New co-Editor-in-Chief for top quality and safety journal

14 September 2020

UCL School of Pharmacy’s Professor of Medication Safety has been announced as the new co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal BMJ Quality and Safety

Professor Bryony Dean Franklin has been appointed co-Editor-in-Chief for the prestigious journal BMJ Quality and Safety, a specialist journal published by the BMJ group.  

She will be sharing the role with Eric Thomas, Professor of Medicine at UT Health, University of Texas, and Director of the UT Houston-Memorial Hermann Centre for Healthcare Quality and Safety. Professors Franklin and Thomas took up their posts in September, succeeding Dr Kaveh Shojania and Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, who had been joint Editors-in-Chief since 2011. 

Prof Bryony Dean Franklin standing in front of shelves filled with pharmaceutical products

Professor Franklin is the first pharmacist Editor-in-Chief at the journal, and had been a Senior Editor since 2018. She is also Executive Lead Pharmacist (Research) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is well aware of the importance of research that influences clinical practice. She said: “I am very excited to be moving into this role and grateful to Kaveh and Mary for their leadership over the last ten years. My vision is that we continue to support publication of high quality, internationally relevant content with clear relevance for clinical practice, as well as further growing our online and social media presence.” 

The journal has an impact factor of 6.08 and is ranked the top journal of 102 journals in the Health Care Science & Services category, and the top journal of 87 Health Policy & Services journals. 

Image credit:

Image courtesy of Prof Bryony Dean Franklin

Further information:

Link to BMJ Quality and Safety: https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/ 

BMJ Press Release: https://www.inpublishing.co.uk/articles/new-co-editors-in-chief-for-bmj-...


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