It is with much sadness that we report the death of Dr Sue Eckstein, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Humanities. Sue Eckstein was an outstanding appointment. Her commitment to, and expertise in, the health humanities meant that she was the perfect person to lead the journal and we were delighted when she agreed to become Editor. In the all-too-brief time that she held the position, Sue approached her work with characteristic creativity, dedication and enthusiasm.
Sue was thoughtful and generous with all those with whom she worked. She inspired the teams with which she worked on Medical Humanities and gave meaning to the term ‘collaborative’ in her approach to working with others. The response from authors, reviewers and Editorial colleagues to the news of Sue’s death has revealed the depth of respect and affection felt by so many people for Sue.
The next issue of the journal will be dedicated to Sue.