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QI Connect: A session with Fiona Godlee

Too much medicine … winding back the harms of medical excess.

31 Oct 2018


Fiona Godlee has been Editor in Chief of The BMJ since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

She first joined The BMJ in 1990 and 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 overdiagnosis and over treatment. As Editorial Director for Medicine from 2000-2002, she helped to establish the open access publisher BioMedCentral. She is on the advisory or executive boards of Alltrials, the Peer Review Congress, the International Forum for Quality and Safety and Healthcare, Evidence Live,
Preventing Overdiagnosis, and the Climate and Health Council.

She was a Harkness Fellow (1994), President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) (1998-2000), Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (2003-2005), and PPA Editor of the Year (2014). She is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences and a senior visiting fellow at the Institute
of Public Health at the University of Cambridge. She is an honorary
professor at the Netherlands School for Primary Care Research (CaRe).
She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.