Beccie Akkermans

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Rebecca Akkermans

Locality: Slough, United Kingdom
Summary: I am an enthusiastic, motivated, experienced editor with an eye for detail and a real flair for organisation. My enthusiasm for medicine stems from a lifelong interest in the subject, particularly in the brain and its diseases. As Editor of The Lancet Neurology, and in previous roles, I worked hard to gain all the skills any good editor should have: editing, writing, commissioning, negotiating, and networking. I have also had the opportunity to develop my management skills by managing a team of five editors. I am now looking for my next challenge after a period of extended maternity leave.
Past: Editor, The Lancet Neurology at Reed Elsevier Senior editor, The Lancet Neurology at Reed Elsevier Editor at Current Drugs Ltd Patent analyst at Current Patents Ltd see less... 1 more...
Education:  University of Oxford Parkinson's disease (1996-2000) The focus of my thesis was improving the survival of embryonic dopaminergic neurons in vitro and in animal models of Parkinson's disease. During this time, I spent 3 months working at the University of Lund, Sweden, in the laboratory of one of the pioneers in this field.
 Cardiff University Neuroscience (...
Industry: Publishing
Skills: Day-to-day management of an editorial team. Wide-ranging experience of author negotiations. Knowledge of the wider issues in publishing, such as conflicts of interest policies and the influence of industry sponsorship on author independence. Commissioning of review articles, commentaries and news stories. Excellent copy-editing abilities and attention to detail. Extensive experience of proof reading complex and technical information. Reliable and hardworking team member.
Experience: Reed Elsevier (Public Company; 10,001 or more employees; REL; Publishing industry): Editor, The Lancet Neurology,  (July 2004-June 2006) I was responsible for the transition of the journal from a monthly review publication to one that includes high-quality clinical research. This role enabled me to continue with the editorial work that I love while expanding my medical knowledg...
Interests: career opportunities, job inquiries, reference requests, getting back in touch

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