About this blog

The On Health blog delivers insights and opinion on the high-quality and thought-provoking research published across BMC’s multidisciplinary selection of health sciences journals, from Reproductive Health to Implementation Science.

We have nearly 50 health sciences journals covering biomedical, psychosocial, organizational, policy and societal aspects of human health, disease and healthcare. The focus is on the design and evaluation of technological, behavioral, and organizational interventions to improve health at patient, population and global levels.

As well as writing about the research we publish, this blog is a place to read discussions on conferences, insights into journal developments, and commentary on news in the field.

Most of our posts are written by staff, but you’ll also hear from our Editorial Board Members and a variety of guest bloggers.


  • benmiller

    Author profile image Ben is a Journal Development Editor at BMC, focusing on Nuclear Medicine and Experimental Medicine. He graduated from the University of Exeter with a BSc in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry.

  • Dana Dovey

    Dana is a Journal Development Editor at BMC and works on a number of journal in the Gynecology/Reproductive Health portfolio. She was previously a science writer at Newsweek and holds a journalism degree from the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Laurence Kendall-Cheeseman

    Author profile image Laurence Kendall-Cheeseman has been working with Springer Nature since 2016, and is currently a Senior Journal Development Editor for a portfolio of BMC and Springer titles covering clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.

  • Rebecca Pearce

    Author profile image I am currently a Journal Development Manager with BMC overseeing a porfolio of open access journals in the areas of cell biology, genetics, and microbiology. I have worked in academic publishing for more than 13 years and have a MA in animal behavior and conservation.

  • Roberto Garbero

    Author profile image Roberto has been working in science publishing with Springer Nature since 2011 and is now Journal Development Manager of journals in the field of microbiology and infectious diseases.

  • Robin Packer

    Author profile image Robin studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge and joined BioMed Central in July 2013, and now holds the position of Database Editor for the ISRCTN registry.

  • Samuel Cruickshank

    Author profile image Samuel came to BMC in 2015, having received his Masters' in Biology from the University of Sheffield. He writes on all aspects of psychiatry.

  • Srimathy Sriskantharajah

    Author profile image Srimathy Sriskantharajah completed a BSc in Microbiology (UCL) and a PhD in environmental microbiology/ atmospheric chemistry (Royal Holloway University of London) before joining BioMed Central. Srimathy blogs about microbiology, infectious diseases and the environment amongst other things.

  • wshadbolt