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Dr Ben Goldacre

Dr Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic. He trained in medicine at Oxford and UCL, in psychiatry at the Maudsley, and in epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


He is curently Director of the DataLab in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in the University of Oxford, building applied informatics tools for the NHS and elsewhere


His first book “Bad Science” (4th Estate) has sold over 500,000 copies to date, is published in 18 countries, and reached number one in the UK non-fiction bestseller charts.


In policy work, he co-authored an influential Cabinet Office paper – “Test, Learn, Adapt” in 2012, which advocated for randomised control trials in government. In 2013 he conducted an independent external review for the Department for Education, on improving the creation and use of evidence in the teaching sector.


Professor Michael Goldacre


Professor Goldacre is an emeritus professor of public health in the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. He qualified in medicine from Oxford. After several hospital posts, he studied public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During his career he has made extensive use of large medical datasets of hospital and death records, including the Oxford record linkage study (data from 1963) and English national hospital data (from 1968, with linkage from 1998) for epidemiological and health services research. Current research interests in these datasets include the study of long-term time trends, geographical variation, and the co-occurrence of different diseases in the same individuals.

Professor Carl Heneghan

Professor Heneghan is a clinical epidemiologist and leading expert in EBM all whilst continuing to practise as a GP.

His extensive experience has led him to holding posts including those of Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Editor in Chief of BMJ EBM and NIHR Senior Investigator.

With over 350 publications to his name including the Tamiflu systematic reviews Professor Heneghan’s role stretches well beyond the lab as he advises governments on regulatory evidence and healthcare projects in the public interest.

Not content with advising governments he looks to educate one and all through his active twitter account @carlheneghan, Blogs at CEBM and regular appearances on Radio 4's Inside Health.


 Professor Anne Kiltie

MA DM DSc MRCP(UK) FRCR  - Professor of Experimental Clinical Oncology

Professor Anne Kiltie works as a Senior Clinical Group Leader at the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She studied pre-clinical medicine at Cambridge from 1982-85 before moving to Oxford to the Clinical School. After house jobs in 1988-9, she joined the British Army and was sent to the First Gulf War.

She spends most of her time running a laboratory of post-docs and students but also does some clinical work delivering radiotherapy and chemoradiation to bladder cancer patients. Her research investigates DNA damage signalling and repair in bladder cancer.

Anne is also Chair of Examiners for the MSc in Radiobiology, University of Oxford, and a member of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology Radiobiology Committee and the British Uro-oncology Group Committee. She is a member of the editorial board of European Urology Oncology and an Associate Editor of the Bladder Cancer journal. She has recently become a member of the management committee of the Bladder Cancer Research Network of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN).