Editorial Board

BMJ Open Science Editorial Board members have agreed and adhere to the BMJ Editor Roles and Responsibilities guidelines; including our Editor policy on competing interests.


Dr Emily Sena (University of Edinburgh)
Competing interests

Dr Emily Sena is a researcher specialising in the validity of preclinical studies and based at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh that also included a one year exchange at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.

Her research interests are in the use of systematic review and meta-analysis of preclinical studies to increase the understanding of critical facets of translational medicine and developing new hypotheses for testing in the laboratory. She also has an interest in assessing for the presence and impact of publication bias in the life sciences.

Associate Editors

Sylvain Baillet
McGill University, Canada
Area of Expertise: Brain imaging, open science

Ana Antonic-Baker  
Monash University, Australia
Area of Expertise: in vitro disease modeling, epilepsy, stroke, systematic reviews of pre-clinical research

Chris Chambers  
Cardiff University, UK
Area of Expertise: Registered reports

Steven Chamuleau
UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Area of Expertise: Circulatory health, regenerative medicine

Laura Corbin 
University of Bristol, UK
Area of Expertise: Genetics, genomics

Adam Ferguson  
University of California
San Francisco, USA
Area of Expertise: SCI, bioinformatics

Chang-Qing Gao
Central South University, China
Area of Expertise: Cancer biology, clinical trials

Hendrik Gremmels 
University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
Area of Expertise: Methodologist (regenerative medicine, techniques in molecular biology, pharmacology, biostatistics)

Kaitlyn Hair  – Social Media & Blog Editor
University of Edinburgh, UK
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Area of Expertise: Systematic reviews, reporting quality

Christoph Harms
Charité – Berlin University of Medicine, Germany
Area of Expertise: Molecular stroke research, brain imaging, animal behaviour, registered reports, open science

Wenlong Huang
University of Aberdeen, UK
Area of Expertise: Pain, SCI, HIV

Birgitte Kousholt
Aarhus University, Denmark

Cilene Lino de Oliveira   
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Area of Expertise: Behavior, neurobiology, psychopharmacology, animal models, antidepressants.

Nathalie Percie du Sert
Area of Expertise: Experimental design/3Rs

Thomas Steckler
Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium
Area of Expertise: Drug development

Daniel Strech
Hannover Medical School, Germany
Area of Expertise: Ethics/utility of preclinical for early phase trials

Brad Sutherland 
University of Tasmania, Australia
Area of Expertise: Stroke, behavioural testing

Kim Wever
Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Area of Expertise: SR of preclinical, ischaemic injury

Badge Editor

Nadia Soliman
Imperial College London, UK

Advisory Board

Ulrich Dirnagl
Berlin, Germany

Natasha Karp 
Cambridge, UK

Frank Miedema
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands

John Norrie
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK