Overseas friends

As of June 2017 our overseas friends include:

Dr Richard Aickin, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Starship Hospital, New Zealand, Chairman, New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Executive Committee member, Australian Resuscitation Council, Chairman, Australian & New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation, Steering Committee member & evidence reviewer, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation

Dr Kimball C Atwood IV, MD, editor, www.scienceinmedicine.org, founding fellow, director, Institute for Science in Medicine, USA

Professor Carl Bartecchi, MD MACP, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado¸ Professor (Honorary) Hanoi Medical University, author of “The Alternative Medicine Hoax” and “Living Healthier and Longer-What Works, What Doesn’t”, USA

Emeritus Professor Michael Baum, Emeritus Professor of Surgery & Visiting Professor of Medical Humanities, University College London (UCL)

Jann J. Bellamy, J.D., Campaign for Science-Based Healthcare, Founding Fellow, Institute for Science in Medicine, USA

Emeritus Professor David A Bender, Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, UCL, UK

Professor Susan Bewley, Professor of Complex Obstetrics, Division of Women’s Health, King’s College London (KCL), UK

Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, KCL, UK

Professor Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford , UK

Emeritus Professor Martin Bobrow, CBE FRCP FMedSci FRS, Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

Emeritus Professor Bessie Borwein, PhD, Professor Emerita of Anatomy, formerly Associate Dean Medical Research, Research, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario

Allen Botnick, DC, Durham NC, USA

Sally Gordon Boyd, MA(Medical Ethics), President, Harveian Society of London, Member, London Research Ethics Committee, Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, UK

Diana Brahams, Barrister, editor of Medico-Legal Journal and legal correspondent to The Lancet, UK

Alain Braillon M.D., Ph.D. braillon.net/alain/, Alcohol Treatment Unit, University Hospital, Amiens, France

Baba Brinkman, Canadian rap artist, writer, actor, and tree planter, www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAYVY2eLMck, Canada

Dr Ray Brownrigg, MSc PhD, Statistical Computing Engineer, School of Engineering & Computing Science, Faculty of Engineering,Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Dr John Byrne, MB BCh, MD (by research), FRCSI, Blair Early Career Professor in Vascular Surgery. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.Vascular Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Canada

Professor Geoffrey Burnstock, PhD DSc FAA FRCS(Hon) FRCP (Hon) FMedSci FRS, Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, University College Medical School, London, UK

John J Byrne, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, USA

A/Professor Catherine Burns, BA MA PhD, Historian, Centre for Gender, Sexualities, HIV. The University of Pretoria, South Africa

Robin Capper, Retail Design & CAD/BIM Management, Auckland, NZ

Professor Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, Health Senior Scholar, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, Research Director, Health Law and Science Policy Group; author of “The Cure For Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages About Health, Fitness and Happiness”, Canada

Professor David Colquhoun, FRS, Dept of Pharmacology, UCL

Dr Mark Crislip, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases Legacy Health, Editor, Science Based Medicine, Producer, Quackcast, USA

A/Professor James Davidson, MBChB (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), MA (Cantab), FRCPath (UK),Clinical Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, Labplus, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, NZ

Heather Darroch, Consumer advocate, NZ

Steve Darroch, Consumer advocate, NZ

Dr Catherine J de Jong, anesthetist, Amsterdam, Netherlands, President of the Dutch Society against Quackery, Holland

John E. Dodes, DDS, Founding Fellow, Institute for Science in Medicine, USA

Professor Edzard Ernst, MD PhD FMEdSci FSB FRCP FRCP(Edin), Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, UK

Mark Fletcher, Consumer advocate, NZ

Professor Chris French, BA PhD CPsychol FBPsS FRSA, Professor of Psychology , Goldsmiths College, University of London; Founder & Head, Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit; Former Editor-in-Chief, The Skeptic Magazine, UK

Riccardo Gallina, Consumer activist, Italy

A/Professor Bernie Garrett, The University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr Keith Garratt, Consumer advocate, NZ

Scott Gavura, BScPhm, MBA, RPh, ACPR, Pharmacist and contributor to Science-Based Medicine blog, Canada

Gold, Chair Entity, NZ Skeptics Inc, NZ

A/Professor David H Gorski, MD PhD FACS, surgical oncologist, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Team Leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Biology Program, Co-Director, Alexander J Walt Comprehensive Breast Center, Chief, Section of Breast Surgery, A/Professor, Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

Emeritus Professor John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning & Reproductive Health, UCL, UK

Kevin Hague, Health spokesperson for the NZ Green Party, NZ

Vittoria Hackett, Consumer advocate, NZ

Dr Harriet Hall, MD, editor, www.sciencebasedmedicine.org & www.skepdoc.info, USA
Mark Hanna, Co-founder of the Society for Science Based Healthcare,  sbh.nz, NZ

Dr Steve Hartman, PhD, Professor, Department of Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England , USA (retired)

Mark Hattenhauer, MD, Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA

Alan Henness, Director, The Nightingale Collaboration

Matthew Holloway, software developer, NZ

Dr Charles M Holmes, MBChB FRCA FANZCA, Retired anaesthetist, Dunedin, NZ

Professor Shaun Holt, BPharm(hons), MBChB(hons), Medical Researcher, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Vicky Hyde, Media Spokesperson, NZ Skeptics Inc, NZ

Paul Ingraham, science writer, former massage therapist, publisher of PainScience.com (musculoskeletal medicine), www.painscience.com, Assistant Editor of ScienceBasedMedicine.org, Vancouver, Canada

Mr Keith Isaacson, chairman, HealthWatch, Senior Consultant Orthodontist at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK

Rosemary Jacobs, Fellow, Institute of Science in Medicine (ISM), rosemaryjacobs.com, USA

Paul Janson, MS(Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Former Acupuncturist, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Dr Asimakis K. Kanellopoulos, MSc (Distinction) in Bioengineering, PhD, in Biomechanics, Physiotherapist, Lecturer, Physiotherapy Department, Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece

Barry Karr, Executive Director, CSI & Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, USA

Martha Keller, DVM, MS, Veterinarian, Florida, USA
Emeritus A/Professor Athol P Kent, MBChB MPhil, FRCOG FCOG (SA)Hon,CEO and Editor Journal Article Summary Service, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Timothy Kreider, MD PhD, Psychiatry Resident, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr Richard Lane, BSc (Astronomy & Astrophysics) BSc (Hons) PhD, astronomy and astrophysics, Instituto de Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Santiago, Chile

Rosemary Law, Dietitian, Taranaki District Health Board, NZ

Dr Björn Geir Leifsson, MD, EMPH. Consultant surgeon; Senior Medical Officer at the Iceland Directorate of Health, Reykjavik, Iceland

Assistant Professor Alan J Levinovitz, BA MA PhD, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, James Madison University, USA

Professor William M. London, EdD MPH, Professor, Department of Public Health (formerly Health Science), California State University, Los Angeles, NZ

Jesse Luke, Author, USA

Maria MacLachlan, Director, The Nightingale Collaboration

Dr Jay D Mann, BA, MS, PhD (Biochemistry), retired plant biochemist (Crop Research CRI, Lincoln, NZ), author of “How to Poison Your Spouse the Natural Way”, NZ

Emeritus Professor Donald M. Marcus, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Kate Margetts, Medical Student, Otago Medical School, NZ

Professor Vincent Marks, DM FRCP FRCPath MAE, founder member of HealthWatch UK, Emeritus Professor, Clinical Biochemistry and erstwhile Dean of Medicine, University of Surrey, UK

Dr James May, vice-chairman, HealthWatch UK, GP principal in Kennington, London, UK

Andrea MacGregor, Consumer advocate, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Lee McIntyre, PhD BA, Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University; Instructor, Ethics, Harvard Extension School, NY, USA

Dr Charles McKinnon (‘Mack’) Holmes, [MB ChB, FRCA, FANZCA], Dunedin, NZ

Daniel McLeod, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging, Medical Radiation Technologist in Calgary, Canada


James M. Norton, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME, USA

Dr Paul A Offit, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Professor Maurizio Pandolfi, MD, Former professor of Ophthalmology, University of Lund, Sweden.

Adam Parsons, Consumer advocate, Dunedin, NZ

Dr Gregory S Pokrywka, MD FACP FNLA NCMP, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Women’s Menopausal Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’; Diplomate American Board Clinical Lipidology and Fellow, National Lipid Assn., Certified Menopause Practitioner: North American Menopause Society; Director: Baltimore Lipid Center. Board Member, South East Lipid Assn, USA

Marcus Prescott, nursing student, University College of Sør-Trøndelag, Trondheim, Norway.

Dr Raymond Richards, PhD, Senior Lecturer, History Programme , The University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ

Caroline Richmond, Journalist, Primary founder UK Campaign Against Health Fraud (now Health Watch), UK

Sir Richard J. Roberts, Ph.D. F.R.S., 1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs, MA, US

David Riddell, MSc(Hons1), Ecologist, Kessels & Associates Ltd, Editor, NZ Skeptic, Hamilton, NZ

Dr Grant Ritchey, General dentist, Kansas City, USA

Professor Pamela Ronald, BA MA MA PhD, Professor of Plant Pathology, Faculty, The Genome Center, Director of Grass Genetics, Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville, University of California, US

Linda Rosa, RN, Executive Director, Institute for Science in Medicine, USA

Les Rose, freelance consultant clinical scientist, USA

Nick Ross, President, HealthWatch UK, trustee, Sense About Science, chairman, Wales Cancer Bank, member, Royal College of Physicians Committee on Ethical Issues in Medicine, broadcaster, UK

Daniel Ryan, NZ Skeptic of the Year (2015), President MSoF (Making Sense of Fluoride), NZ

Professor Steven Salzberg, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Craig Shearer, Senior Technical Architech, Greentree, NZ

Dr Wen Shortispy, Director of CAWD & Witch Finder General, Canada

Dr Simon Singh MBE, PhD, Author, TV presenter, UK

Professor Richard Smith, chair, Patients Know Best; former editor, BMJ, UK

Professor John Snyder, MD, Medical Director, Continuity Clinic Director, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Children’s Hospital, MA, USA

Professor J David Spence, BA MBA MD FRCPC FAHA FCAHS, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology, Western University, and Director, Stroke Prevention & Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, Canada

Dr Harris Steinman, MBChB, DCh, SA, DAvMed, Director, Food &Allergy Consulting & Testing Services (FACTS), Cape Town, Africa

Tor Strasburg, Manual Therapist, California, US

Dr Kerry Thornbury, MBChB BSc DCH FRNZCGP, General Practitioner, Forensic medicine, SAATs Service Wellington, NZ

Joseph Vollmer, IT technician, Ontario, Canada

Martyn HC Webster, MB, ChB, FRCS(Glasg), FRCS (Ed), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Chairman, Charity “ReSurge Africa” (www.resurgeafrica.org), West Africa (Ghana and Sierra Leone)

Eric Weiss, Founder, Editor-in-chief, Skeptics On The .Net; Freelance writer, tech journalist and WordPress consultant, (www.skepticsonthe.net/), USA

Dr Siouxsie Wiles, BSc (Hons) PhD, Microbiologist, Sir Charles Hercus fellow (Health Research Council of New Zealand), University of Auckland; Honorary lecturer, Imperial College London; blogger: Infectious Thoughts at Sciblogs (sciblogs.co.nz/infectious-thoughts/), NZ.