Ana Mateus

After entering the Gulbenkian Postgraduate Programme in Biomedicine (Portugal), Ana Mateus completed a PhD in cell biology and post-doctoral work on stem cells, both at the University of Cambridge (UK), followed by a research associate position at King’s College London (UK) to work on cancer cell biology. In 2015 Ana joined Nature Communications, then Nature Metabolism as a launching editor and finally Nature Cell Biology , acquiring editorial expertise from basic science to translational research. During this time, she became interested in public and global health and the role of science in improving society and joined The Lancet as Senior Editor in 2021. She is particularly passionate about health promotion and equity, commercial and social determinants of health and health policy.