Work

Since 2008, while training and practising as an inner-city GP in London, I’ve presented television and radio for Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service, and Al Jazeera. I have written for the Guardian and I’m currently writing a non-fiction book called ANIMA on the idea of the soul. You can get in touch here, or follow me on Twitter. I am represented by Tracy Bohan at The Wylie Agency. Below is a list of most of my work to date

Writing and broadcasting

Forthcoming: First Contact, documentary with BBC World Service on humanity’s efforts to prepare for alien contact. Broadcast date TBC

The Man Who Tasted Words by Guy Leschziner review – making sense. Book review for The Guardian, February 2022 

The Big Idea: Should We Eat Like Our Ancestors? The Guardian, January 2022

A Good Read, BBC Radio 4, with Adam Rutherford. October 2021, discussing Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild. 

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4. September 2021

Why Don’t Politicians Admit Their Mistakes? Opinion piece for The Guardian, August 2020

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4. August 2020

Racism isn’t just unfair, it’s making us ill. The Guardian, July 2020

The Lockdown Paradox: why some people’s anxiety is improving during the crisis. The Guardian April 2020

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4, March 2020

Inside Health: Air Pollution, infectious disease and hymenoplasty. February 2020

Inside Health: Coronavirus Transmission; Breakfast; Women and Heart Attacks; Personal digital assistants. February 2020

Praise Bee, Heart and Soul, BBC World Service. December 2019

Positive Thinking: The New Seaside. BBC Radio 4, December 2019

Panel guest on BBC World Service Weekend current affairs show October 2019

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4, June 2019

Black and White: Radio 3, The Essay. September 2018

Panel guest on BBC World Service Weekend current affairs show September 2018

A Good Read, BBC Radio 4, with Adam Kay, discussing Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. June 2018

Resilience: Keywords for our time. BBC Radio 4, with Michael Rosen. March 2018


Pick of The Week, BBC Radio 4, January 2018

The Human At Play, BBC Radio 4, August 2017

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4, July 2017

Therapy lamps tested. The Guardian, November 2016

No Scrubs: how women had to fight to become doctors. The Guardian, September 2016

Pick Of The Week, BBC Radio 4, September 2016.

Breaking Bad Habits: Mindful addiction recovery. The Cure, Al Jazeera English, July 2016

In search of sleep. The Guardian, February 2016


Savage to self: a ten part history of social anthropology. BBC Radio 4. January 2016

Panel guest on BBC World Service Weekend current affairs show May 2015

Panel guest on BBC World Service Weekend current affairs show January 2014

FourThought: Cheekiness. BBC Radio 4. 2013

Osama Bin Everywhere. Channel 4 Television. 2008

%d bloggers like this: