Ritu Dhand is Vice President, Nature Journals, responsible for overseeing editorial strategy and management of Nature, Nature Communications and the Nature Research and Review Journals. She is passionate about research integrity and reproducibility and has been experimenting with increasing transparency in peer review and promoting open research. Ritu joined Nature in January 1999 as the cancer and signalling editor and was promoted to the Chief Biological Sciences Editor, Nature in 2001 where she had oversight over content and managed the Nature life sciences team for 13 years. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in cancer research, completing her PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University College London, London and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Ritu studied Genetics at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and undertook a masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University College, London.