The Royal College of Physicians appoints medical director of publishing.

Anton Emmanuel has been appointed to oversee the RCP’s three publications.

In this new role, Anton will have strategic oversight of the RCP’s portfolio of three publications (Clinical Medicine, Future Healthcare Journal and Commentary).

The role will bring greater cohesion and synergy to the publications’ content planning and governance processes, with a focus on a sustainable publishing approach and the development of best resources, in print and online, for members and fellows.

Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from London University. He is a professor of neuro-gastroenterology at University College London and consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square).

His current clinical work encompasses being director of the gastrointestinal physiology unit at University College Hospital as well as providing a specialist gastroenterology service for patients with neurological illness. His research includes gut neurophysiology and the study of the aetiology and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders of the upper and lower gut. He was previously editor-in-chief for 8 years at Frontline Gastroenterology.

Following his appointment to this role, Anton said:

‘I feel privileged to have been appointed to this new post in the college. The opportunity to work with an outstanding established team with a common purpose to develop the journal output of the RCP is a particular attraction. The college undertakes a wide range of activities to improve patient care and help physicians in this endeavour: the journals have a key role to highlight this as well as to invite original content towards this same goal from authors around the world. I look forward to helping develop these themes while in the role.’

Anton will be medical director of publishing in addition to his existing role as editor-in-chief of Clinical Medicine and Commentary. The RCP is delighted to welcome him in this new capacity and looks forward to working with him to improve and develop all three publications.