About - Our Story

In 2010, inspired by a pressing need to tackle building global challenges such as climate change, infectious disease outbreak and financial meltdown, Neave O’Clery and Cong Sheng founded print publication A Global Village (AGV) based at Imperial College.

While early editions were focused on politics and international affairs, it soon became clear that there is huge interest and appetite across the university to explore the interface between science and technology, and policy and politics. More specifically, how science, medicine and engineering could provide solutions to some of the most urgent challenges in the world today.

Within a couple of years, and with the help of a growing team including talented designer Lars Bergemann and long-time editors Sumana Chaturvedula and Georgia Lockwood-Estrin, A Global Village gained significant momentum. Attracting contributions from leaders in the scientific community, policy-makers and young researchers, the print journal covered a wide range of topics including global health, energy and environment, agriculture and development, economics and cyber-security.

Recent contributions include Michael Edelstein and David Heymann at Chatham House on the future of treatment for Ebola, activist Richard Stallman on surveillance and democracy, technologist Prof Michael Ferreira on augmented reality, and Camilla Toulmin, Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, on investing in institutions to build climate resilience. 

Inspired to grow an international audience for their niche publication, in 2014 the editorial board decided to move beyond the cost and confines of a print publication, and focus on developing the online edition. At this point, ANGLE was born - a new name for a new era. ANGLE is following in the footsteps of AGV, tackling global challenges, one issue at a time.

Contributed articles typically undergo a rigorous 2-3 month editorial process with our expert editorial team, composed mainly of post-doctoral researchers. This in-depth process enables scientists to communicate big ideas, complex theories and new developments directly to a non-specialist audience, and has frequently led to coverage of important topics - such as the link between sanitation and attendance in schools, and the invention of anonymous currency transactions such as bitcoin - well before the mainstream media.

A range of people and institutes at Imperial College have supported the growth of AGV and more recently ANGLE. In particular, Prof Alan Fenwick of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative has been an invaluable advocate and mentor to the editorial team, and been a long-time contributor on the topic of neglected tropical diseases. Similarly, organisations such as the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, the Institute for Global Health Innovation and the Institute for Security Science and Technology have been committed supporters and partners.

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Editorial Team

Neave O'Clery

Editor-In-Chief
Neave, originally from Dublin, is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where she focuses on urban dynamics and policy. Until recently she was a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Neave received her PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, and was previously an MSc student at Lincoln College, Oxford following her undergraduate studies at University College Dublin. Neave was co-founder of A Global Village (the pre-cursor to Angle) at Imperial College, and remains Editor in Chief.

Anusha Seneviratne

Deputy Managing Editor
Anusha is a postdoctoral scientist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College. She completed a PhD in cardiovascular disease at Imperial following postgraduate studies in cardiovascular science and undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences, also at Imperial. Her research investigates the effect of the anti-diabetic drug Metformin on vascular disease cell biology. Her interests include Global Health and Biomedical Technologies.

Nadia Tyler-Rubinstein

Section Editor, Global Health
Nadia is currently training as a Patent Attorney in the field of biotechnology and life sciences. She assists with the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Prior to this, she completed a PhD in Clinical Sciences at Imperial College, and received a BSc in Molecular Biology at the University of Manchester. As Global Health section editor, she is interested in health issues and innovative health technologies.

Sarah Glavey

Section Editor, Economics & Development
Sarah is a recent graduate with a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to her MPA, Sarah worked to establish the Trinity International Development Initiative at Trinity College Dublin, which coordinates the university's strategy for international development and links academics with policy-makers and practitioners. Sarah's research interests are in behavioural economics, organisational development, and improving public sector service delivery. Sarah currently consults to the World Bank's Global Delivery Initiative.

Claire Roseren

Associate Editor, Global Health
Claire is an MRes student in Bioimaging Sciences at Imperial College. She completed her BSc in Chemistry, also at Imperial. She is a laureate of the Young Scientist Association Luxembourg and of the London International Youth Science Forum.

Dominik Weiss

Associate Editor, Energy & Environment
Prof Dominik Weiss is researcher in Environmental Geochemistry at Imperial College London. He received his master’s degree in Natural Sciences from the ETH Zürich and his PhD degree in Geochemistry from the University of Bern. After two years of post doctoral work at MIT he joined the faculty at Imperial College London in 2000. His group is studying the chemistry and the role of trace elements in various Environmental and Earth System processes. Dominik has a long-standing interest in capacity building and environmental problems in developing countries. He is working in South America, Africa and South Asia on a wide variety of problems including past climate change, soil chemistry and water quality.

Azade Dogan

Associate Editor, Science and Technology
Azade is a Technology and Licensing Manager at ETH Transfer, the technology transfer office of ETH Zurich. She is responsible for technology evaluation and intellectual property management in the field of life sciences. Azade completed her PhD in Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich, and received an MSc in Biology from the University of Bochum (Germany). As a Science and Technology Associate Editor, she is interested in new developments in science and emerging technologies, and how these advances affect policy and politics.

Submission Guidelines

Article submissions are open to experts and thinkers - interpreted in the broadest sense. We typically attract and invite pieces from academics, early-stage researchers and innovators, policy-makers and professionals in both the public and private sphere.  

While we encourage contibutions on a range of topicsArticles are loosely grouped into three types: feature (standard), opinion piece and research article. 

Please send a short abstract to anglejournal@imperial.ac.uk. 

Opportunities

Are you passionate about the intersection of science, policy and politics? Get in touch with us if

(1) You are a minimum PhD candidate, or have an Masters degree plus professional experience
(2) Have an interest in science, policy and international affairs
(3) Have great writing, communication and organisational skills

A background in your chosen topic-area is preferred but not essential. No prior editorial experience required.

Please send a CV, one writing sample/link, and a short proposal for a theme or topic we could feature (one paragraph) to anglejournal@imperial.ac.uk.

Contact Us

Contact us at anglejournal@imperial.ac.uk.

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