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A full bio is here.

Upcoming talks:

I’ve just come to the end of a huge number of talks around the UK, US and Canada. Please check back for more shortly, or on twitter for occasional one-offs.

Speaking engagements:

I do talks on the misuse of science and statistics in medicine, business, journalism, government, and more. They are funny and informative, depending on whether it’s after dinner or the beginning of the day, kids, adults, or people in suits. I’ve toured theatres and rock venues and given over 300 talks in the past 5 years, from comedy clubs and music festivals to universities and schools, the Hammersmith Apollo, conferences, and various government departments. I also do very serious talks on evidence based policy and randomised trials.

For private speaking or theatre bookings please contact sballard@unitedagents.co.uk and eKeren@unitedagents.co.uk

Here is my TED talk. I can also speak slowly.

(If you want more, there are lots of telly clips here, and a talk at TEDGlobal here. Previous bits and pieces include the Today programme, QI, Any Questions, Newsnight, Start The Week, The Now Show for comedy, Loose Ends, PM, Quote Unquote, Watchdog, and so on. You can find plenty of it if you dig around on the site, along with lectures, podcast interviews, maybe start here. I’ve also made various documentaries for the BBC on science, libel, policy, and epidemiology: The Placebo Effect is a two-part series, The Rise of the Lifestyle Nutritionists is another, I like this on trials in government, but it’s jolly grave).