Ben Goldacre

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Full name: Ben Goldacre

Area of interest: The misrepresentation of science in the media

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: ben@badscience.net

Personal website: http://bengoldacre.posterous.com/ | http://www.badscience.net

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/bengoldacre

Blog: Comment is free...

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/bengoldacre

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Education: Magdalen College, Oxford: medicine - with a first class degree in his preclinical studies; University College, London: clinical medicine

Career: Written for Time Out, New Statesman, and the British Medical Journal, has written the Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003

Current position/role: Journalist

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Other roles/Main role: Junior Medical Doctor

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Viewpoints/Insight: Bad Science.com: audio and media

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Video: Appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 and TV

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Awards/Honours: Awards (Wikipedia)

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Other: Son of singer Susan Traynor a.k.a. Noosha Fox

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Latest work: Bad pharma: how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients OCLC 805010249. Fourth Estate, 2012

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Remit/Info: Criticism of scientific inaccuracy, health scares, pseudoscience and quackery (esp. examples from the mass media, consumer product marketing and complementary and alternative medicine in Britain)

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Articles: 2017

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Articles: 2012

The Guardian:

  • column ended November 2011

Column name: Bad Science

Remit/Info: Criticism of scientific inaccuracy, health scares, pseudoscience and quackery (esp. examples from the mass media, consumer product marketing and complementary and alternative medicine in Britain) - see the Bad Science Manifesto and (Wikipedia info)

Section: Home pages

Role: Columnist

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Email: bad.science@guardian.co.uk

Website: Science / Bad Science; Guardian.co / Ben Goldacre

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Day published: Saturday

Regularity: Weekly

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Average length: 500/700 words

Articles: 2011

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News & updates:

  • The problem with badger culls - We need a badger cull trial held in the real world ... to give us answers that matter, on results we care about, with the intervention we're actually using - 17th September 2012

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