GS1 Speakers

Dr Joan Marsh

Dr Joan Marsh, Gender Summit past speaker
Associate Publishing Director, Wiley-Blackwell, President, EASE (European Association of Science Editors).

Joan read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, specializing in Biochemistry, followed by a PhD on the hormonal regulation of gene expression in Xenopus oviduct at the National Institute for Medical Research in London.  She then worked for the Ciba Foundation, also in London, initially editing manuscripts and transcribed discussions from their acclaimed symposia to produce the published book series, and latterly also organizing some of the symposia.  In 1994, Joan took the opportunity to travel in South-East Asia, which she combined with teaching science writing at several universities in the region, particularly Mahidol University in Bangkok.  After two years in Hong Kong working for Hong Kong University then Excerpta Medica, Joan returned to England in 1999 in time to help as a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup.  She started work for Wiley the following year, commissioning books in the Life Sciences, subsequently adding Medical Books to her roster, then specializing in psychiatry after the merger of Wiley with Blackwell.  Joan joined the European Association of Science Editors in 1987 and has attended each of their triennial congresses since, except one.  She joined the EASE Council in 2006 and became President three years later.

Dr Marsh contributed to the roundtable Session D: GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS How can editorial policies and writing on gender issues in science be improved to make the assessment and selection of research results for publication sensitive to gender and sex issues? at the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).