Stuart Spencer


Stuart joined The Lancet in 1999 and throughout his time there has led the Fast Track team that aims to select, review and publish prestigious manuscripts within 4 weeks of receipt.  Although dealing with all areas of research, he deals with most of the cardiology submissions.

 After graduating Stuart moved into research which started at the Brompton Hospital, London, looking at scoliosis in children before moving to the Veterinary School site at Bristol University.  During this period he was invited to establish a research unit in The Netherlands.  Later he set up a research team for a major pharmaceutical company in Switzerland for a year, and then spent 9 years as a senior researcher in New Zealand.  He has also had two senior research fellowships at Leuven University, Belgium, and visiting professorships at King’s College, London and Hong Kong University, and a doctorate of medicine from Umea University, Sweden.  Stuart’s research expertise includes such diverse topics as, scoliosis, growth, neuroendocrinology, immunology and fetal development . He also had a Senior Fellowship in bioethics for 5 years.  This broad research base in front-line research has given a clear understanding of principles in research and publications applicable across disciplines.

 Stuart is also a Trustee of the Scoliosis Association (UK), is on the board of the British Scoliosis Research Fund and a member of the steering Committee of the Swedish National GP Research School.

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