Discussion with Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature

05/09/2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Hubbs 4500
Event Description: 

Margaret Leinen invites you to a discussion with Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature and Nature Research. If you wish to attend, please RSVP using the link below. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Location: Hubbs Hall 4500

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 10:30-11:30am

RSVP: http://doodle.com/poll/qn5mbzzuq6c4qsed

“Pressures on principal investigators and their need of support: A consultation”
The role of PIs in sustaining the progress and robustness of research is critically important, and yet the pressures on them – some well advised, some not – seem to keep growing. To help Nature’s future coverage of these issues, I will present an overview of some of the key pressures on PIs and invite insights and proposals into how funders, universities and journals might best mitigate them
Sir Philip Campbell is Editor-in-Chief of Nature and of Nature Research. His areas of responsibility include the editorial content of Nature, and assuring the long-term quality of all Nature publications. He is based in London.
He has a BSc in aeronautical engineering, an MSc in astrophysics and a PhD and postdoctoral research in upper atmospheric physics. Following his research, he became the Physical Sciences Editor of Nature and then, in 1988, the founding editor of Physics World, the international magazine of the UK Institute of Physics. He returned to Nature to take on his current role in 1995.

He has worked with the UK Office of Science and Innovation, the European Commission and the US National Institutes of Health on issues relating to science and its impacts in society. For ten years until 2012 he was a trustee of Cancer Research UK. He is a founding trustee and now the Chair of the research funding charity ‘MQ: transforming mental health’. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and was awarded an honorary DSc by Leicester University and Bristol University, and an Honorary Professorship by the Peking Union Medical College. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.  He was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list of 2015 for his services to science.
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