About the Editors


Chief Editor: Dominique Morneau, PhD ORCID


Dominique obtained her PhD in biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where she studied amino acid biosynthesis in legumes. She joined the editorial team of Genome Biology in 2015 and the editorial launch team of Communications Biology in 2018. In January 2020, she became Chief Editor for the launch of Nature Reviews Methods Primers. Dominique mainly handles papers in the life sciences.

Associate Editor: Hayley Wallen, PhD ORCID

After finishing an MChem in Chemistry at the University of Warwick, Hayley undertook a PhD in Archaeological Chemistry at University College London. Her research focused on using synchrotron radiation to study the corrosion and conservation of cast iron cannonballs from the Mary Rose shipwreck. Hayley joined Nature Reviews Methods Primers in August 2021, where she primarily handles papers on chemistry and materials science.

Associate Editor: Natalie Barnes, PhD

After completing an MChem in Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University, Natalie undertook a PhD at the University of Salford where she studied the synthesis and multiphoton activation of anticancer agents. She then joined UCL as a postdoctoral scientist, working on the chemical synthesis of unnatural amino acids for the development of genetically encoded building blocks of modified proteins. Natalie joined Nature Reviews Methods Primers in October 2021, where she handles primers in chemistry and chemical biology.

Senior Editor (cross-journal): Joseph Willson, PhD ORCID

After completing an Integrated Masters degree (MBiolSci) in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Sheffield, Joseph completed his PhD studies at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Optical Medical Imaging Centre for Doctoral Training (OPTIMA) under the supervision of Professor Sarah Walmsley. His PhD studies investigated the mechanisms by which neutrophils respond to hypoxic stress and the relevance of these mechanisms to lung disease. After working as a freelance editor, he joined the Nature Reviews Cross-Journal Editorial Team in 2019, first supporting Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, and since then has supported life sciences, physical sciences and clinical journals. At Nature Reviews Methods Primers, Joe primarily handles papers in biology, microscopy and imaging.