The Recommended Dose podcast

Hosted by acclaimed journalist and health researcher Dr Ray Moynihan, TRD tackles the big questions in health and explores the insights, evidence and ideas of extraordinary researchers, thinkers, writers and health professionals from around the globe.

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Ray Moynihan and Paul Glasziou in the studio

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Who's Ray?
What's Cochrane?
Why listen to The Recommended Dose?
This super-quick mini-episode offers a snapshot of what we're all about... 
(and that's a snap of Ray in conversation with a future guest - GP, global evidence guru and surfing professor Paul Glasziou...) 
Fiona Godlee

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Who better to kick off a series on all things health and evidence than the exceptional and erudite Editor-in-Chief of The BMJ, Dr Fiona Godlee.

In this episode, Fiona chats to Ray about the BMJ's ongoing and often controversial campaigns to change medicine - and broader society - for the better. She also looks to a future that addresses the distorting influence of industry funding on health evidence and outcomes, and let's us in on what drives and inspires her to achieve so much in her influential role at the helm of one of the world's oldest, most popular and prestigious journals.

A little more about us...


Ray is a man with many hats - all of them very impressive... Currently a Senior Research Fellow at Bond University’s Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, and an NHMRC Early Career Fellow, he is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. 

Ray spent plenty of time as a producer at the ABC’s flagship investigative TV program Four Corners, as a reporter at the ABC TV’s 7:30 Report and as a presenter on Radio National. He’s written 4 books on the business of medicine, including Selling Sickness, which has been translated into 12 languages. He's also a former Harkness fellow at Harvard University, has been a columnist with the BMJ and the Medical Journal of Australia, and has also had original research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, PLOS Medicine and the British Medical Journal - to name a few. Regularly interviewed by media globally, and invited to speak around the world, Ray has a long-time interest in the evidence-informed approach and the work of Cochrane.  

The TRD Team

The Recommended Dose is produced in Melbourne by Cochrane Australia's Shauna Hurley, with much excellent help from our team of editors Jan Muths, Liam Blake, Tim Morizet and Ben Griggs. 
Our eye-catching orange artwork and assorted imagery is all thanks to Chris Scanlan at Visualism.

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