Prof. Peter Doherty

The University of Melbourne, Australia

A graduate of the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize for his immunology research and was the 1997 Australian of the Year. Since then, he has gone to bat for evidence based reality, relating to areas as diverse as childhood vaccination, global hunger and anthropogenic climate change. So far he has published 5 ‘lay’ books on science with the latest, “The Knowledge Wars”, suggesting how those who don’t know much (or anything) about science can “interrogate” both the scientific evidence and those who claim to be scientists for themselves.