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Assistant Professor, Bond University

Dr Ray Moynihan is an academic researcher, and an award-winning journalist and author, based in Australia with a global reputation.

Ray is currently an Assistant Professor at Bond University, where he completed his PhD on Overdiagnosis, and an NHMRC Early Career Fellow. As a long-time journalist, reporting 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 has developed an impressive body of academic work 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. He is also currently an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, 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.

The winner of many 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.

Since 2017 he has hosted the successful podcast The Recommended Dose, produced by Cochrane Australia.


  • 2011–present
    Columnist , British Medical Journal


  • 2015 
    Bond University , PhD
  • 1984 
    Queensland University, BA