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.

Articles on anglejournal.com are published under a CC BY license, unless otherwise stated.


Editorial Team

Neave O'Clery

Originally from Dublin, Neave is currently Associate Professor at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London where she leads a research group focused on data and network models for economic development and urban systems. She was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Before this she was a Fulbright Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School following her PhD (mathematics) at Imperial College. She is also founder and Editor in Chief of Angle since 2009.

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.

Kamalam Vanninathan

Associate Editor, Science and Technology
Kamalam works at Science & Technologies Facilities Council as part of UK Research & Innovation. The organisation is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at Higher Education Institutions in UK. She has a passion for science, public engagement and policy management. She completed her PhD in Solar Physics at Armagh Observatory, UK and a post-doc at the University of Graz, Austria. As an aspiring science communicator, Kamalam is a STEM ambassador and volunteers for various organisations to bring science to the public and loves nothing more than to be able to share the latest and greatest science has to offer. She enjoys blogging and organising events where children can appreciate science.

Dominik Weiss

Associate Editor, Energy and 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.

Ruben Riosa

Associate Editor
Ruben Riosa is currently an Early Stage Researcher and the Scientific Copywriter of the European Joint Doctorate in Molecular Animal Nutrition (MANNA), a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme, working between the University of Bonn (Germany) and the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). He completed his BSc in Animal Sciences at the University of Udine (Italy) and his MSc in Animal Nutrition at the University of Milan (Italy). Apart from his research project, he is interested in science communication.

Catarina Santos

Associate Editor
Catarina is a PhD student in Technical Chemistry at the TU Wien (Austria). Her MSc in Organic Chemistry was completed at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) and her BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Porto (Portugal). She is interested in understanding how the world works, be it through science, politics, economics, history, or a mixture of them all.

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 our Editor-in-Chief Dr Neave O'Clery at editorinchief@anglejournal.com (neaveoclery.com).


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 our Editor-in-Chief Dr Neave O'Clery at editorinchief@anglejournal.com (neaveoclery.com).

Contact Us

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