From Research to Public Health Policy by Professor Martin McKee MAE

From Research to Public Health Policy by Professor Martin McKee MAE



Professor Martin McKee tells us about his passion for Public Health, his role at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and his latest research on the adverse effects of movement restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



About Martin McKee

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and later trained in public health in London. He is Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He has published over 1,180 scientific papers and 46 books on health and health policy with a particular focus on countries undergoing political and social transition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of LondonEdinburgh, and Ireland. His contributions to European health policy have been recognised by election to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and other academies. He was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2018. 

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Understanding asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Professor Peter Barnes MAE

Understanding asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by Professor Peter Barnes MAE


Peter Barnes’ research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and developing therapies for these diseases

About Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes is Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He has worked as a respiratory scientist for over 40 years and was Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College from 1987 to 2017. He has been the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 30 years (h-index = 185) and recently ranked as 4th most highly cited researcher in the world across all areas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences.  He was elected a Member of Academia Europaea in 2012.

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My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London

My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London


Professor Yike Guo MAE discusses the importance of big data analysis, the impact of his international education and his continued links with China.

About Yike Guo

Professor Yike Guo

Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science and founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of British Computer Society and a Trustee of The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Professor Guo has published over 250 articles, papers and reports. He has contributed to projects which have been internationally recognised, including winning the “Most Innovative Data Intensive Application Award” at the Supercomputing 2002 conference for Discovery Net,  the Bio-IT World “Best Practices Award” for U-BIOPRED in 2014 and the “Best Open Source Software Award” from ACM SIGMM in 2017.

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Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Priorities for Plan S by Open Access Champion Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck shares his priorities for Plan S and his passion for Open Access publishing.


About Johan Rooryck

Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S
Johan Rooryck, Open Access Champion for cOAlition S

Johan Rooryck is a researcher, journal editor, and committed advocate of Open Access publishing. He is Professor of French Linguistics at Leiden University (Netherlands). He has over 20 years’ experience as an editor, first as the Executive Editor of Lingua (Elsevier) and since 2015 as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Fair Open Access journal Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.

He is President of the Quality Open Access Market (QOAM), founding member and President of the Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), founding member of Mathematics in Open Access (MathOA) and Psychology in Open Access (PsyOA), founding member and President of Linguistics in Open Access (LingOA), and Member of the Academia Europaea. 

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Progress at the Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Hub, Georgia, by David Prangishvili

Progress at the Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Hub, Georgia, by David Prangishvili

The Academia Europaea’s 5th Knowledge Hub launched in Tbilisi (Georgia) in April this year. In an interview with the Hub’s Academic Director and Professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, David Prangishvili, we find out about plans for the Hub and the reaction it has received so far. 


Professor David Prangishvili
Professor David Prangishvili

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Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

Interview spotlight: Dr Mangala Srinivas, Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

This month we talk to Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Dr Mangala Srinivas. Dr Srinivas, of Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands,  discusses the impact of being awarded an ERC Starting Grant, her role as the Chair of the Young Academy of Europe and why the YAE became involved in the debate on Plan S.

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Interview spotlight: Professor Peter Hegyi, Director of the Centre of Transnational Medicine, the University of Pécs

Interview spotlight: Professor Peter Hegyi, Director of the Centre of Transnational Medicine, the University of Pécs

Recently elected Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Peter Hegyi, provides an insight into the importance of Translational Medicine and tells us what he hopes to accomplish through his Frontiers in Translational Medicine Workshop which will be held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary in September 2019.

 

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Interview Spotlight: Theo D’haen, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature, KU Leuven

Interview Spotlight: Theo D’haen, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature, KU Leuven



In our latest interview, we ask Professor Theo D’haen MAE, Professor Emeritus at KU Leuven, about his career highlights, the relevance of his research, the role of international collaboration in research and his thoughts on Plan S

Prof Theo D’haen MAE, Professor Emeritus KU Leuven
Prof Theo D’haen MAE, Professor Emeritus KU Leuven

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Interview spotlight: Rosalind L Smyth, Director and Professor of Child Health UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

Interview spotlight: Rosalind L Smyth, Director and Professor of Child Health UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

We are delighted to interview Professor Rosalind L Smyth MAE about her work as a clinician and academic at the UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health, her commitment to Open Access and her views on gender equality in science.

Professor Rosalind Smyth
Professor Rosalind L Smyth, Director of UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

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