13 & 14 December 2023 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

Emma Doble

Patient Editor


Emma Doble joined the BMJ in 2018 and is the patient editor for education. Since 2020 she has also led on the Patient and Public Partnership Strategy. Her work includes managing the ‘What your patient is thinking’ series, developing patient partnership in BMJ events and driving patient partnership in our BMJ cross journals.

At the age of 4, Emma was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes which she struggled to manage growing up. She set up and developed a number of projects to initiate peer support for young people with type 1 to help others manage and cope with their condition. Her interest in patient partnership began when she began working with her local diabetes team to review, and redesign, the diabetes service whilst completing her MSc in Health Psychology.

Emma also works with Cochrane UK as a patient coordinator focusing on encouraging wider connections between the organisation and patients. She has also worked with many other organisations on patient partnership including JDRF, Diabetes Scotland and the Scottish Government.