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Dr Brad McKay

Dr Brad McKay, GP and experienced Australian science communicator, has watched how misinformation and 'alternative facts' have come to permeate our lives, causing many of us to turn away from expertise and instead look to social media influencers and dodgy websites to guide our health choices.

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Dr Brad McKay Travels from NSW
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Dr Brad McKay's Biography

Dr Brad McKay is an Australian doctor, science communicator, TV host, radio broadcaster and author.  He is known as the host of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under and Catalyst on the ABC. In addition to his clinical work he makes regular guest appearances on numerous television and radio programs including The Today Show.

Dr Brad McKay, GP and experienced Australian science communicator, has watched how misinformation and 'alternative facts' have come to permeate our lives, causing many of us to turn away from expertise and instead look to social media influencers and dodgy websites to guide our health choices.

His book Fake Medicine looks at the danger of Wellness Warriors, conspiracy theories, vaccine deniers, fad diets, alternative practitioners, the power of positive thinking and the marketing that mislead consumers.

Given the power of celebrity influencers and miracle cures, this essential book debunks the faux-science and scams on offer today.

We all want to be healthy, live longer and avoid cancer, but too many of us are being scammed by sciencey-sounding crooks and nonsense marketing.

Dr Brad McKay, GP and experienced Australian science communicator, has watched how misinformation and 'alternative facts' have come to permeate every facet of our lives, causing many of us to turn away from academic expertise and instead look to social media influencers and dodgy websites to guide our health choices.

Fake Medicine looks at the danger of Wellness Warriors, conspiracy theories and vaccine deniers, supplements and fad diets, alternative practitioners and the power of positive thinking, and interrogates the marketing that leads consumers toward dubious products and practices

He is a member of the Immunisation Coalition, and an Ambassador for both the Immunisation Foundation, and the Stroke Foundation.