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Ben Goldacre



Ben Goldacre, former TED and TEDMED speaker, is a doctor, academic, campaigner and bad science writer whose work focuses on uses and misuses of science and statistics. He is the founder of the All Trials campaign and a keen advocate for clinical transparency.


Ben is a best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics. He completed his medical training at Oxford University and University College London, and is now a Wellcome Research Fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Since 2003, he has written the weekly Bad Science column for The Guardian, where he debunks unfounded scientific claims made by parties from government to journalists. His book Bad Science has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, topping the paperback non-fiction charts; and his latest, Bad Pharma, puts the global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope, examining the misuse of evidence, MIA trial data, and potential fixes for a chronic problem.


Ben is a frequent guest on numerous British television and radio programs and speaks regularly at conferences and events; helped along by his inexhaustible supply of material, he also travels the speaking circuit, promoting scepticism and nerdish curiosity. He is also a co-founder of the AllTrials campaign, which calls for greater transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and for the results of all clinical trials to be published.


You can find him challenging the proponents of bad science and dodgy statistics on twitter, and his blog at


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Best-Selling Author, Broadcaster, M.D.

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