Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
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.
Dr 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.
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.