John McConnell is the Editor-in-Chief. He studied clinical microbiology and parasitology at the University of East London, before spending 6 years researching septic-shock-related topics at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London (now part of Imperial College London). He joined The Lancet in 1990, and was a peer-review editor before becoming the first editor of the journal’s website in 1996. In 2001, John McConnell was the founding editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has been a member of the organising committee of numerous conferences, and has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CNN, and CCTV America.