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Dr Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, doctor, academic and campaigner who specialises in unpicking scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, government reports, pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks. He trained in medicine at Oxford and UCL, in psychiatry at the Maudsley, and in epidemiology at LSHTM. He is currently Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine DataLab and Chair of the HealthTech Advisory Board. His books have sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and have been published in 31 languages. His academic and policy work is in epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, where he works on better uses of routinely collected electronic health data, variation in care, access to clinical trial data, efficient trial design, and retracted papers. He has written policy papers for the UK government, founded the AllTrials campaign, and in the 2018 Queen’s Honours received an MBE “For Services to Evidence in Policy”.

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Date & Time:

18th June 2019
09:15 - 10:30

Room:

Main Auditorium

Bad Science / Wrong Number

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average […]

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Speakers: Dr Ben Goldacre
Theme: Plenary Session
Level: Open to all