Age and Ageing announces new Editorial Fellow, Dr Kelli Torsney

23 July 2019

Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, has appointed a new Editorial Fellow, Dr Kelli Torsney.

Professor Rowan Harwood, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, commented:

"Age and Ageing is produced by an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Manager, supported by a team of 20 Associate Editors. We receive over 1200 papers per year, which need assessing, reviewing, and often revising several times, before a decision is made and the production process begins. The aim is both to assure, and improve, the quality of papers we publish. The Associate Editors are mostly experienced clinical academics and senior consultants.

A few years ago Dr Susan Shenkin proposed the creation of an Editorial Fellow post, to enable a more junior colleague to gain experience in the editorial process, under supervision, over a 2 year period. Dr Peter Brock is coming to the end of a highly successful term, supervised by Dr Adam Gordon. We recently interviewed four exceptional colleagues to be the new Editorial Fellow. The interviews were interesting, and candidates displayed great commitment to geriatric medicine, research and publishing.

We were delighted to appoint Dr Kelli Torsney, currently an Academic Clinical Fellow in Cambridge, who is about to undertake a PhD on models of ageing and Parkinson’s disease, and who will bring a particular interest in translational research. Professor Chakravarthi Rajkumar will supervise her. We very much look forward to working with her.”