Professor Sir Brian Greenwood announced as Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s journal - Transactions

Caption: Brian Greenwood. Credit: LSHTM

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) has announced Professor Sir Brian Greenwood as the Editor-in-Chief of its journal, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Prof Greenwood has spent 50 years carrying out research in Africa, with a focus on some of the major infectious diseases killing children - malaria, meningitis and pneumonia.  His research has influenced national and international public health policies and the methods for undertaking trials of drugs and vaccines in low income countries. He also demonstrated the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets, now the cornerstone of malaria control throughout Africa.

Prof Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, said: “Transactions has a long history of publishing cutting edge research in the field of tropical medicine and global health. I’m delighted to be part of the process of ensuring that Transactions continues to publish authoritative and impactful articles. I look forward to enhancing the quality, reputation and readership of this already excellent journal.”

In 2008, Prof Greenwood was awarded the first prestigious Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize by the Prime Minister of Japan. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to malaria research in Africa, awarded the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2013 and the MRC Millennium Medial in 2015.

RSTMH’s Managing Editor, Jon Wilkinson, said: “The Society is privileged to welcome Sir Brian as Editor-in-Chief of Transactions. The journal has a rich history in the field of tropical medicine and global health and we are confident that Sir Brian will lead Transactions through a new and exciting phase of its development.”