We were delighted to welcome Dr. David Robert Grimes, Scientist and award-winning Science Writer as Whitehall Group guest speaker for our webinar on Thursday, 13th May at 6pm. During a 30-minute interview style discussion Dr. Grimes discussed ‘Conspiracy theories and how the subject pollutes political thinking’.
Please click on the link below for a recording of this discussion:
Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher and a science journalist. In addition to his cancer research, he has also published peer-reviewed work on conspiracy theories, meta-research and health modelling.
Dr. Grimes is the author of the fantastic book The Irrational Ape: Why We Fall for Disinformation, Conspiracy Theory and Propaganda. And given his keen interest in advancing the public understanding of science, he contributes to several media outlets discussing science, politics and society.
He appears frequently on news media to discuss and debate topics as diverse as vaccination to climate-change, and gives talks across the world on the importance of evidence in society. He was joint winner of the 2014 Nature / Sense About Science Maddox Prize for standing up for Science.
David is affiliated with Oxford University, Queen’s University Belfast and Dublin City University. His cancer research has focused on the mathematical modelling and mechanistic understanding of hypoxia in cancer.