Michael John Goldacre (born 3 January 1944 in Melbourne, Australia) is a medical doctor and academic. He 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 was born on 3 January 1944 in Melbourne, Australia. His great-grandfather was journalist and politician Sir Henry Parkes, father of the Australian Federation. He was educated at Bec School, a grammar school in London, England. He studied medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and at University College Hospital, London, graduating with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BCh) degrees.
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.
- Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology
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