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Annual lecture 2010

It’s time to stand up for science once more

by Dr Fiona Godlee

Chair: Tracey Brown

Our fifth annual Sense About Science lecture took place on Monday 21st June 2010, at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Fiona GodleeDr Fiona Godlee has been Editor in Chief of the BMJ since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985 and she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining the BMJ in 1990 she has written on a broad range of issues, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organisation, and the ethics of academic publication.

In 1995, she led the development of BMJ Clinical Evidence, which evaluates the best available evidence on the benefits and harms of treatments and is now provided worldwide to over a million clinicians in nine languages.

In 2000, she moved to Current Science Group to establish the open access online publisher BioMed Central as Editorial Director for Medicine.

Lecture 2010 audience

The event was chaired by Tracey Brown, Managing Director of Sense About Science.

You can listen to the lecture as a podcast on The Guardian’s website.



Lecture 2010 sponsors