About the Editors

Chief Editor: Sarah Onuora ORCID

Sarah studied at McMaster University, Canada, where she gained an honours BSc in biology. Her career in publishing began in 2005 in the editorial office of Rheumatology, a research journal published by the British Society for Rheumatology. She joined Nature Reviews in 2007, initially as an Assistant Editor on Nature Reviews Neurology before moving to become an Associate Editor on Nature Reviews Rheumatology. She was promoted to Senior Editor in 2009, and became Chief Editor in December 2015.

Senior Editor: Joanna Clarke, PhD ORCID

Joanna received a first class BSc in Natural Sciences from The University of Birmingham in 2009, then moved to London to pursue an Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme-funded PhD in Immunology at King’s College London, investigating the relationship between endothelium and monocytes in rheumatic disease. Joanna joined Nature Reviews Rheumatology as an Associate Editor in March 2016 and was promoted to Senior Editor in 2018.

Senior Editor: Jessica McHugh, PhD ORCID

Jessica's interest in rheumatology arose from her summer work for Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases. After graduating from Durham University in 2010 with a first class BSc in biomedical science, Jessica started a PhD at Cambridge University. Under the supervision of Martin Turner at the Babraham Institute she studied the role of post-transcriptional regulators in CD4 T cell activation. From the lab Jessica moved into science publishing in 2015 as Production Editor for BioMed Central, before joining the Nature Reviews Rheumatology team in October 2016 and being promoted to Senior Editor in 2019.

Locum Associate Editor: Robert Phillips, PhD ORCID

Robert received a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and a PhD in enzyme biochemistry from Newcastle University, before carrying out postdoctoral research primarily in the field of human reproductive biology and the cellular mechanisms involved in the initiation of preterm labour. In 2013, he joined Nature Reviews Urology as a Locum Associate Editor, and between 2013 and 2016 he also worked at the Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Cardiology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology journals. From 2016 to 2021 he worked as a freelance editor, before returning to Nature Reviews Rheumatology in August 2021.

The editors of Nature Reviews Rheumatology are based in London, UK.