Help to shape the future of public health research in the UK and across the globe

Are you passionate about public health research? Do you have a clear sense for where public health research needs to advance over the next decade? Do you have the skills and commitment to lead a small team of associate editors to produce the Journal of Public Health?

If so, the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) would like to hear from you.

The current co-editors, Eugene Milne and Ted Schrecker, will be stepping down next year after five incredible years in charge of the Journal of Public Health.

FPH is therefore seeking two new co-editors-in-chief to lead the Journal of Public Health for the next three-to-five years, but possibly longer.

These are highly-distinguished public health leadership roles with the opportunity to shape and drive the public health reform agenda and leave a lasting legacy for future generations of public health professionals.

As such, the new co-editors will need to be experienced public health researchers or practitioners. They will need a very good understanding of the relevant research disciplines, extensive networks in the public health community, and be accomplished and creative communicators across a range of different media, including social media. Previous editorial experience is highly desirable but not essential.

Working with FPH through the Journal’s Management Board and with the publisher, Oxford University Press, the new co-editors-in-chief will be responsible for JPH’s overall strategic direction. They will work with a team of associate editors and external peers to encourage new public health research in key areas and assess manuscript submissions for possible publication.

One of the first responsibilities of the new co-editors will be to work with the current editors to organise and finalise the selection of a new team of associate editors for each of the Journal’s sections. Editorial and administrative support is provided by OUP.

It is anticipated that the new co-editors-in-chief will work with the current co-editors on the second JPH issue of 2019, which will comprise of manuscripts that have already been accepted and published online, and take over thereafter.

You can find more details and a full role description here. Those interested are encouraged to contact the current co-editors, Eugene Milne and Ted Schrecker for an informal discussion in February/March 2019.