Spotlight on Our New Trainee Editors: Charleen Cheung


Recently, the BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health created a number of ‘trainee editor’ posts, with a trainee working alongside an associate editor in their country for one year. Trainee editors will gain knowledge and experience as a peer reviewer and also of the peer review process, together with skills that will prepare them for joining editorial teams of journals in the future.

In the coming weeks, the BMJ SRH blog will provide a short feature on each new trainee editor. Our third featured trainee editor is Charleen Cheung.

Dr Charleen Cheung graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2006 and received her O&G specialist training at Queen Mary Hospital. She became a member of the RCOG in 2011 and a fellow of the HKCOG in 2014. She is currently Associate Consultant of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Mary Hospital and Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her areas of interest include minimal invasive gynaecology, colposcopy and paediatric and adolescent gynaecology. She received PAG training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia. She became a fellow of the International Federation of Infantile and Juvenile Gynecology (FIGIJ) in 2019 and is currently a board member of the FIGIJ.

Charleen, what are you most looking forward to as a trainee editor?

Charleen: It is a great honour and pleasure to join BMJ SRH as a trainee editor. I am looking forward to a new experience in research and publication. While reviewing and reading work of peers, the new tasks allow me to build new skills in collaborating with experts and assimilating various feedbacks. As a trainee, I can have the privilege to seek advice and learn from experienced editors. Thank you for having me on board, I have received warm welcome from new friends already. Together, I hope to contribute to promoting SRH and its educational missions.

Charleen, what do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing sexual and reproductive health?

Charleen: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives. The mode of continuous medical education has altered a lot too, shifting from physical meetings to online webinars and communications. With the increased number and variety of online resources, the BMJ SRH has to keep up with the standard of educational contents and retain existing subscribers who may already be information overloaded. Being an international journal, it is also an opportunity now to reach out further to different parts of the world and attract new readers who will hopefully benefit from our SRH resources and adopt some of them to their areas of practice.


Follow Charleen on Twitter:@ccheungsy

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