Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley

Keynote:Ultra-Processed Foods and diet – busting the myths

Michael Mosley is a BBC science presenter, writer and executive producer. He is the writer and presenter of BBC2's acclaimed The Story of Science, and is also the face of science and medicine on The One Show.

After training as a doctor at the Royal Free in London, Michael decided to switch course and join the BBC. He initially worked behind the scenes on Newsnight, Tomorrow’s World, Horizon and the popular business series Troubleshooter.Michael has since produced a wide range of science-based programmes including the The Human Face with John Cleese, three series with Professor Robert Winston, and Jeremy Clarkson’s Inventions That Changed The World. He also helped launch Alan Yentob’s presenting career with an acclaimed appraisal of Leonardo da Vinci.

In front of camera, Michael has presented Make Me and 10 Things You Never Knew about Losing Weight - as well as the BBC2 surgery series Blood and Guts. He’s also fronted other BBC shows including Medical Mavericks looking at those behind the great developments in medicine, Inside the Human Body examining all the workings of the body, and Frontline Medicine highlighting the innovative and vital link between warfare and medicine. For Radio 4 he wrote and presented The Making of Modern Medicine.

Michael’s programmes on exercise (The Truth About Exercise) and diet (Eat, Fast & Live Longer - which led to the hugely popular 5:2 diet) have produced much popular and media discussion as he examined the benefits of short, high-intensity exercise and fasting for two days a week.

He has received a host of BAFTA and Emmy nominations, and been named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.