May Copsey, Executive Editor
May is currently the Executive Editor for our flagship journal, Chemical Science. She joined the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2006 as an assistant editor and has worked on a variety of different journals during this time, including Dalton Transactions, CrystEngComm and Journal of Materials Chemistry. She was Executive Editor for our analytical portfolio of journals for four years, before moving to take over the general chemistry portfolio, including Chemical Science, ChemComm and Chemical Society Reviews. She has had the pleasure of leading the editorial team dedicated to Chemical Science since June 2018.
May is a main group chemist at heart, as before joining the RSC she worked for three years as Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Calgary after completing a PhD in main group chemistry at the University of Bristol.
She very much enjoys travelling as part of her role and the opportunity this brings to meet authors and scientists and hear about their research. Outside of work, she spends most of her time running around after her two small boys.