Michael John Goldacre (born 3 January 1944 in Melbourne, Australia) is a medical doctor who has been professor of public health at the University of Oxford since 2002, and a fellow of Magdalen College since 1985. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.
Goldacre has been at the University of Oxford since 1974, when he was appointed clinical lecturer in social and community medicine. Since 1986, he has been the Director of the Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology. He was also scientific director of the South East England Public Health Observatory from 2000 until 2005. Goldacre was a co-author of a study of the effects of GlaxoSmithKline’s notorious Urabe strain version of MMR, Pluserix, after it was suddenly withdrawn from public use in 1992, the Unit has produced several MMR related studies. His son is the science writer Ben Goldacre.
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- Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology
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