Theodora Bloom
Theodora Bloom

Profile Details

Login Credentials

Contact Name:
Theodora Bloom
Brief Bio:
Theodora Bloom is executive editor of The BMJ, where her responsibilities include operations in print and online, as well as budgetary, ethical and policy matters. She has worked in biomedical publishing since 1992, initially as an editor on the biology team at Nature, and then on the founding team of Current Biology. After a number of years helping to develop Current Biology and its siblings Structure and Chemistry & Biology, Theo joined the beginnings of the open access movement. As the founding editor of Genome Biology she was closely involved in the birth of the commercial open access publisher BioMed Central, where she remained for several years, ultimately as Editorial Director for Biology. After a spell as a freelance publishing consultant working with a variety of clients, including a medical communications agency, she joined the non-profit open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) in 2008, first as chief editor of PLOS Biology and later as Biology Editorial Director with additional responsibility for PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS Genetics. She also took the lead for PLOS on issues around data access and availability. She chairs the scientific advisory board for EMBL-EBI Literature Services (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/services/literature). Until recently she served on the boards of NAM Publications (www.aidsmap.com) and the Dryad digital repository (www.datadryad.org), and on the Genome Canada Data Sharing Policies Advisory Committee.

Theo has a bachelor¿s degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in developmental cell biology from the University of Cambridge and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, researching cell-cycle regulation, before moving into publishing.

Contact Information

First Name:
Theodora
Last Name:
Bloom
Position:
Executive Editor
Organization:
The BMJ

ISMPP Membership Details

Group:
Faculty - EM

Other Information

European Meeting Faculty:
2018 EU Meeting Faculty