Tag Archives: David Colquhoun

Professor Michael Driscoll, Golden Duck nominee


Driscoll, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University is Britain’s top quackademic, managing to just steal the lead from the University of Westminster’s Professor Geoffrey Petts.

As this post from pharmacology Professor David Colquhoun explains, over the last few years, course after quackademic course has vanished, leaving Middlesex and Westminster more or less isolated.

Since Westminster shut down several such courses last year (and the remainder seem under threat), Middlesex are now the leading provider of BSc degrees in pseudoscience and magic medicine. Continue reading

Bad advice from CANCERactive

I have some strong concerns about CANCERactive. I think some of the information on their website is inaccurate. Some is misleading. Some is dangerously irresponsible.

But who are CANCERactive?

In their own words,

CANCERactive is Britain´s Number 1 holistic cancer charity. (Some people call us an Integrative, or Integrated Cancer Charity).

They pride themselves on being the ‘Patient’s Champion’ and boast that they take no remuneration for the work that they do. They also point out that they

do not receive funds directly or indirectly from large corporations such as pharmaceutical companies, and so this site is truly independent with no vested interests and based on the research that is available, interpreted in a balanced way

They even claim to pride themselves on being evidence-based. Continue reading