BOHS Appoints New Chief Editor of the Annals of Work Exposures and Health

The British Occupational Hygiene Society is delighted to announce Dr. Rachael M. Jones as the new Chief Editor of the world-renowned scientific and research journal ‘Annals of Work Exposures and Health’. Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor and Industrial Hygiene Program Director at the University of Utah. Appointed after a competitive process, she will replace the current Chief Editor, Dr. Noah Seixas, who retires after 8 years in charge.

Dr. Jones holds a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health Sciences, with a focus on industrial hygiene. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and has an impressive track record of research in occupational hygiene, with specific experience in exposure modeling, statistical analysis of exposure data, infectious disease transmission, and microbial risk assessment.  She also served as Vice- President and President of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) in 2016 and 2017. Dr. Jones will be responsible for all aspects of the journal starting with Issue 1 of Volume 65.

Of her appointment as Chief Editor, Dr. Jones said, “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the Annals, and I appreciate the support and confidence of Noah, the Annals leadership and the BOHS.  Noah’s work to distinguish the journal has been outstanding, and I look forward to new initiatives that his leadership has made possible, as well as to serving the occupational hygiene community through the publication and promotion of innovative, impactful occupational hygiene research and practice in the Annals.”

Kevin Bampton, CEO of BOHS, welcomed Dr. Jones: “We are really delighted to have Rachael taking on the role of the editorship of the Annals. It is a vital link between the scientific research community and the discipline of occupational hygiene which has a global role in preventing the deaths of people from exposure to hazards to health in the workplace. Rachael brings with her a pragmatic and innovative insight into how this relationship can be developed at a crucial time in the history of academic publishing. She builds on the impressive success of Noah Seixas, who has transformed the Journal into one of contemporary relevance, as highlighted by its vital role in accelerating the scientific response to COVID-19.”

“Dr. Rachael Jones’s acceptance of the position of Chief Editor of the Annals is most welcome. Given current events and Rachael’s research interests, the appointment is providential. We look forward to working with Rachael in the advancement of the science supporting the recognition, quantification and control of workplace exposure and health,” said Kelvin Williams, BOHS President.

BOHS’ Annals of Work Exposure and Health – formerly known as The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, is a peer-reviewed scientific and research journal, published by Oxford University Press.

The Annals is one of the world’s leading journals in the field of recognising, quantifying, removing or controlling hazards and risks to health from work and unique in its key focus on occupational hygiene i.e. the scientific discipline that protects people against the wide range of health risks that can arise from exposures at work. The Annals is the academic journal of BOHS, and is freely available to its members, as well as international partners and subscribers via the Oxford University Press.

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