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Edwin Gale

Bristol University

Bio: Edwin Gale is Emeritus Professor of Diabetic Medicine and former Head of the University Department of Clinical Science in North Bristol. He qualified in 1972 and was awarded his first chair at St Bartholomew¿s Hospital in London. He moved from there to Bristol with his team in 1997. He has written reviews and opinion pieces on many other aspects of diabetes, and was Editor of Diabetologia from 2003-2010. He has an interest in drug safety issues, and chaired the Special Advisory Group on diabetes and endocrinology for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2006-2011. He co-chaired the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Commission on diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa, and has written a book about the changing human phenotype.

Dhruv Ghulati

CEO and Co-founder

Bio: Dhruv Ghulati is CEO and cofounder of Factmata, an AI startup developing community-driven algorithms to solve the problem of online misinformation and create a quality media ecosystem. A Forbes 30 Under 30 leader in technology for Europe, Dhruv has built startups at Entrepreneur First and Techstars London. Having started his career in finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he transitioned into being a product leader, engineer and scientist in the space of artificial intelligence and data science. Dhruv holds a 1st Class MSc in Computer Science from University College London, and a 1st Class BSc in Economics from the LSE.

John Gonzalez

Solanum Medical Communications Ltd

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
Other Degrees*: B Pharm
CMPP Certified: (9/2011)

Bio: John is a UK registered pharmacist who spent the first part of his career in academia, completing his PhD in neuroscience and subsequently lecturing in pharmacology. For over 30 years he has worked in the publishing, healthcare agency and pharmaceutical industry sectors. He started in healthcare communications and publishing by joining Adis International (now part of the Springer Group) where he held several roles including General Manager (Germany), Business Development Director and Editorial Director. John then joined AstraZeneca in 2000 as a Global Publications Manager working in the neurology, pain, anaesthesia and psychiatry areas. He then moved into Global Professional Relations at AstraZeneca in the psychiatry field - a position held for 3 years. From 2008 to 2016 John was in leadership roles in the Global Publications Group at AstraZeneca Medical Affairs at Alderley Park, UK. He was responsible for publications skills development and was Director of Publications Policy until August 2013.Thereafter he became Therapy Area Publications Director for the CNS, GI and Infection franchise. John has been a member of the Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP) Initiative Steering Committee, Secretary on the ISMPP Board of Trustees and a member of the CMPP Board of Trustees. John set up Solanum Medical Communications to provide consultancy to the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries, and agencies on medical publications policy, strategy, planning, guidelines, writing, training and ethics.

Caroline Halford

Digital Publishing Manager
Springer Healthcare

Type of Company:
Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Caroline is the Digital Publishing Manager for Springer Healthcare (part of Springer Nature), Chester, UK. Caroline represents the Adis portfolio of journals, including Advances in Therapy, Diabetes Therapy, CNS Drugs and PharmacoEconomics. In recent times, she has been involved in the launch and success of the Adis Rapid+ open access journals, which specialise in publishing digital features such as video abstracts, audioslides, and animations. Caroline is responsible for business development and also manages the presubmission enquiry service at Adis. She also oversees digital innovation at Springer Healthcare, collaborating with industry to address their unmet educational needs through independent educational resources for the healthcare community. Caroline started her career in medical communications by joining GCC (now part of Ashfield Healthcare Communications) as an Editorial Assistant for several of their key accounts. She then joined Prime Medica (now Prime Global), providing editorial support for their main publication planning account. Caroline made the move into the STM publishing world of Springer in 2007.

Matt Hodgkinson

Head of Research Integrity
Hindawi Ltd.

Bio: Matt started in Open Access journal publishing in 2003 as an editor handling peer review on the BMC series with BioMed Central in London. He became a Senior Editor and Publishing Editor, and worked on the journals BMC Biology and Trials and the launches of BMC Research Notes, BMC Medical Genomics, and BMC Systems Biology. He moved to the Public Library of Science in Cambridge in 2010, as an Associate Editor and then Senior Editor on PLOS ONE, screening submissions, helping academic editors with difficult manuscripts, training editors in critical appraisal, and working on clinical trials, article-level metrics, publication ethics, and reporting. He joined Hindawi in London in 2016 as Head of Research Integrity, overseeing the publication ethics processes and policies and representing the publisher at the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). He is an AuthorAID mentor, a member of the Council of Science Editors and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and has blogged as

Pali Hungin

Newcastle University

Bio: Pali, Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, was formerly the Dean of Medicine at Durham University and the President of the British Medical Association 2016-17. He is an established clinical researcher with over 150 publications in high ranking journals, chiefly in clinical gastroenterology and in the earlier diagnosis of long term disorders. He is leading a commission on the future role of doctors and the changing face of medicine with the UKs Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and has an interest in how the currently fast-moving societal and professional shifts will impact on doctors.