Meet the Author: Michael Mosley

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ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT

Medical author and British television personality, Dr Michael Mosley, will be speaking about his new book The Clever Guts Diet. Well known for popularising the 5:2 diet and his television programmes on SBS and Foxtel, Dr Mosley's latest book is a practical guide for anyone who wants to fine-tune their body by revolutionising the workings of their gut. As well as highlighting what to eat and drink to improve your gut health - and what to avoid - The Clever Guts Diet provides a simple, two-phase program and recipes to reboot your gut bacteria.

"In this book I'll tell you how your gut makes you who you are, and what you can do about it. One reason I've written this book is that I'm convinced that many common gut conditions are better treated by a change in diet than by drugs or antidepressants."

Michael Mosley, after gaining a PPE degree at New College, Oxford, qualified as a medical doctor at University College London, before becoming a producer and presenter for the BBC. As a producer, he has made a number of critically acclaimed science programmes, including The Human Face with John Cleese, several series with Professor Robert Winston and Inventions That Changed the World with Jeremy Clarkson. His series, Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has run on the BBC since 2013. His many other TV series include The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion and Meet the Humans. He has won numerous television awards, been nominated for an Emmy and a BAFTA and has been named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

Dr Mosley's Meet the Author event will be chaired by Professor Joan Leach, Director of ANU National Centre for Public Awareness of Science. Her research centers on public engagement with science, medicine and technology and she has been active in the Australian government's recent initiatives toward "Inspiring Australia." She is a strong public advocate for better science communication which critically examines the social impacts of science, technology and biomedicine.

The vote of thanks will be given by Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive of Universities Australia.

Pre-event book signing will be available from 5.30pm and again after the event.This event is in association with Dymocks Canberra and books wll be available to purchase. Dr Clare Bailey and Joy Skipper's The Clever Guts Diet Recipe Book which features an introduction by Michael Mosley will also be available to purchase.