Michael Mosley
Speaker Profile

Journalist, science presenter, author

Michael Mosley is one of the BBC's most recognisable faces, responsible for some of the most high-profile science and history documentaries of recent years. He is now perhaps best known for the Horizon documentary Eat, Fast, and Live Longer which sparked a national conversation; a diet followed by everyone from Miranda Kerr to Mervyn King; and a bestselling companion book, The Fast Diet , co-authored by the Evening Standard journalist Mimi Spencer. The subsequent publications, Fast Exercise (Short Books, 2013), and The Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet (Short Books, 2016), also shot to the top of the bestseller lists.

Michael studied PPE at Oxford, and first worked as an investment banker before realising this really wasn't the industry for him. He retrained as a doctor as the Royal Free Hospital in London but soon realised that this wasn't really the industry for him either! At this point he joined the BBC, and hasn't looked back. He has worked behind the camera as a producer, working with Sir David Attenborough, John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Alice Jones among others. He has served as executive producer of such successes as Trust Me, I'm a Doctor , Superhuman and QED and devised and produced three of the most popular science and history programmes of the last decade: Pompeii - The Last Day , Supervolcano and Krakatoa . He has also made a number of business programmes, including Trouble at the Top and Back to the Floor . His programmes are multi award-winning, and have been nominated for both BAFTA and Emmy awards.

As a presenter, Michael has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks ; Blood and Guts ; Inside the Human Body; The Truth About Exercise ; Pain, Pus & Poison and The Genius of Invention . When Trust Me, I'm a Doctor returned to BBC Two for a second series, Michael acted as presenter too.

Michael is also an award-winning print journalist. He writes for the Mail on Sunday , The Times and The Independent , and is a regular columnist for BBC Focus Magazine and the specialist science magazine, Eureka . In 1995, he was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.

What the audience can expect
Michael is an experienced speaker, having worked extensively in both public speaking and television and radio broadcast environments. His style is both informative and lively, and he is expert in communicating complex topics in an engagingly accessible style to a variety of audiences.


Michael was brilliant. He was very engaging and our delegates really enjoyed what he had to say.

Hogan Lovells

Further information
To find out what Michael Mosley could bring to your event or to make a booking, please contact Alice Saunders.