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Scientist, broadcaster, and author

Welcome to the website for Dr. David Robert Grimes, scientist and award-winning science writer. Here you'll find information on his research, outreach writing, broadcasting, & contact information.

Please Note: This site is semi-regularly updated and always subject to change. The contact form below is best to reach me, or alternatively there is Instagram or Twitter. For literacy or speaking requests, you may contact my agent directly. 


David is a scientist and author with a keen interest in the public understanding of science.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed book "The Irrational Ape - Why we Fall for Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda" (S&S, available here), with the North American title "Good Thinking - why flawed logic puts us all at risk and how critical thinking can save the world"  (The Experiment, available here) , described as an "Unstoppable page turner" by Richard Dawkins. 

 He writes on science and society for outlets including the Guardian, the Irish Times, Scientific American, The Atlantic, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the New York Times. He appears frequently on news media across the world to discuss topics as diverse as viral health disinformation to cancer science, and gives talks across the world on the importance of evidence in society.


He was joint winner of the 2014 Nature / Sense About Science Maddox Prize for standing up for Science, and is an elected Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CFI)

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