Lancet Editors

Niall Boyce

Niall Boyce trained in medicine at Oxford University before moving to north London to specialise in psychiatry. He joined The Lancet as a Senior Editor in 2010, and launched The Lancet Psychiatry as its founding Editor in 2014. He has chaired and presented at numerous conferences, and is one of the originators and organisers of the popular Mental Health Question Time events, which bring professionals and the public together to talk about important social and clinical issues. Niall has broadcast on BBC radio in the UK and ABC radio in Australia, and presents the monthly Lancet Psychiatry podcast. In recognition of his work in the field of psychiatry, Niall was made an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association in 2017. His interests include suicide research, the role of cultural factors in mental illness and treatment, digital technology and mental health, and phenomenology.

Helen Frankish

Helen Frankish joined The Lancet in 2001 as a Senior Editor, moving to The Lancet Neurology in 2005 to become Deputy Editor, then Editor in 2006. She returned to The Lancet in 2013 as an Executive Editor. Helen’s particular interests include neurology (especially stroke and dementia), psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, and child health. Before joining The Lancet, she was Editor of a fortnightly magazine for general practitioners. Helen has a BSc in physiology and a PhD in neuroscience (hypothalamic regulation of appetite control), both from the University of Liverpool, UK