From her home-base in Scotland, Dr Rhona MacDonald joined PLOS Medicine as part-time senior editor in 2013 after working for PLOS Medicine as a freelance editor for three years. Rhona has previously worked as a senior editor at the BMJ and The Lancet, and continues to work as a freelance editor for the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Rhona graduated in Medicine from Aberdeen University in 1992 and has worked in the NHS as a specialist in family practice and public health with a special interest in obstetrics and paediatrics. She has also worked in several low- and middle-income countries and has worked for the humanitarian organizations Medecins Sans Frontieres (doctors without borders) and Oxfam. She is currently the Honorary Executive Director of the international medical charity Maternal & Childhealth Advocacy International, which works to strengthen emergency healthcare systems for babies, children, and pregnant women in Africa (www.mcai.org.uk) and is also a non-executive director of NHS Highland.
Rhona is a passionate advocate for the healthcare needs of women and children in resource limited settings.