Ray Moynihan is an academic researcher, writer and author, with a background as a respected journalist, based in Australia with a global reputation. Having reported across print, radio, television and social media, Ray has worked at the ABC TV’s investigative program, Four Corners and the 7:30 Report, ABC Radio’s Background Briefing and The Australian Financial Review.
Since winning a Harkness Fellowship, based at Harvard University in 1999, in addition to his journalism, Ray developed an impressive body of academic work and writing resulting in articles in the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Medical Journal of Australia, PLoS Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, BMJ, where he is a Visiting Editor. Since 2006 he has been a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, in Australia.
Internationally recognized for his work on the business of medicine, Ray is regularly interviewed by media globally, and invited to give presentations at universities, conferences and workshops around the world. He is currently a columnist for the BMJ. He has in recent years published or broadcast material in The Australian, Crikey.com, The Conversation, The Byron Echo, ABC Radio National and ABC’s The Drum online.
The winner of awards for his investigative journalism, Ray’s 2005 book Selling Sickness was described in the New York Times as a “compelling case” and has been translated into a dozen languages. His fourth book, Sex, Lies & Pharmaceuticals was released globally in late 2010 and generated widespread interest internationally.
Ray is currently undertaking a PhD at Bond University on Overdiagnosis, where he is also a senior research fellow.
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