Michael Mosley
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 BodyThe 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.

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.

Themes

Change, Health & Well-being, Innovation, Science, Technology

Testimonials
Michael was an inspirational speaker at our virtual kick-off meeting. He provided a valuable and interesting session with some very useful and sustainable tips for leading a healthier lifestyle.
Sanofi Genzyme UK & Ireland
We were delighted with Michael on the night, and have been getting excellent comments from clients.
Anna Simmons
DLA Piper
Michael was brilliant. He was very engaging and our delegates really enjoyed what he had to say.
Hogan Lovells
Credits

TV

Michael Mosley: Secrets of your big shop 2024, (Channel 4)

 

Who Made Britain Fat?, 2022 (Channel 4)

How to Sleep Well with Michael Mosley, 2022 (BBC Two)

21 Day Body Turnaround, 2021 (Channel 4) 

How to Keep a Healthy Weight, 2021 (Channel 4)

 

The Diagnosis Detectives, 2020 (BBC Two)

 

The Truth About Cosmetic Treatments, 2020 (BBC One)

Lose a stone in 21 days with Michael Mosley, 2020 (Channel 4)

Horizon: Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis, 2020 (BBC Two)

Trust Me, I”m A Doctor S9, 2020 (BBC Two)

 

 

 

Australia’s Health Revolution with Dr Michael Mosley, 2020 (SBS)

The Junkfood Experiment, 2019, (ITV)

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor S8, 2018, (BBC Two)

Trust Me, I’m A Doctor S7, 2018, (BBC Two)

Horizon: The Placebo Experiment – Can My Brain Cure My Body?, 2018, (BBC Two)

Life On The Ward, 2018, (BBC One)

The Truth About Getting Fit, 2018, (BBC One)

The Truth About Sleep, 2017, (BBC One)

Meet the Humans, 2017, (BBC Earth)

The Secrets of Your Food, 2017, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S6, 2017, (BBC Two)

 

Inside Porton Down: Britain’s Secret Weapons Research Facility, 2016, (BBC Four)

E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?, 2016, (BBC Two)

The Victorian Slum, 2016, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor: Summer Special S5, 2016, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S4, 2016, (BBC Two)

Are Health Tests Really a Good Idea, 2015, (BBC Two)

Countdown to Life: the Extraordinary Making of You, 2015, (BBC Two)

Should I Eat Meat?, 2015, (BBC Two)

Should I Eat Meat?, 2014, (BBC Two)

Infested! Living with Parasites, 2014, (BBC 4)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S3, 2015, (BBC Two)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S2, 2014, (BBC Two)

The Genius of Invention, 2013, (BBC Two)

Horizon: Mindfulness, 2013, (BBC Two)

Puss, Pain & Poison, 2013, (BBC Four)

Trust Me I’m A Doctor S1, 2013, (BBC Two)

The One Show (Science reporter), 2009 to date, (BBC One)

Winter Viruses and How To Beat Them, 2013, (BBC Two)

The Genius of Invention, 2013, (BBC Two)

Horizon: The Truth About Exercise, 2012, (BBC Two)

Horizon: Eat, Fast, & Live Longer, 2012, (BBC Two)

Inside the Human Body, 2011, (BBC One)

Ten Things You Never Knew, 2011, (BBC One)

Frontline Medicine, 2011, (BBC Two)

The Young Ones, 2010, (BBC One)

Pleasure and Pain, 2010, (BBC One)

Science Story, 2010, (BBC Two)

The Brain – a secret history, 2010, (BBC Four)

Make Me, 2009, (BBC One)

Blood and Guts, 2009, (BBC Two)

Medical Mavericks, 2009, (BBC Four)

Podcasts

Just One Long Thing Special BBC podcasts (2024)

Stay Young, BBC Podcasts (2023)

Just One Thing, BBC Podcasts (2021 – Present)

Books

Just One Thing, Short Books, 2022

The Fast 800 Keto Recipe Book, Short Books, 2022

Covid-19: What you need to know about the Coronavirus, Short Books, 2020

Fast Asleep, Short Books, 2020

The Fast 800 Health Journal, Short Books, 2019

The Fast 800 Diet, Simon and Schuster, 2019

The Fast 800, Short Books, 2018

The Clever Guts Diet, Shorts Books, 2017

The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet, Shorts Books, 2015

Fast Exercise, Shorts Books, 2013

The Fast Diet, Faber & Faber, 2013

Tour:

Michael Mosley Tour 2019, (UK)

Australia’s Health Revolution , 2021, (Aus)

Eat (Well), Sleep (Better), Live (Longer)

 

Personal awards:

Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association, 1995

Television awards

Emmy nominated series with John Cleese and Liz Hurley, The Human Face, 2001

EMMY award winning series with Sir David Attenborough, Are We Changing Planet Earth

Multi award winning series with Professor Robert Winston, Superhuman, Twins, Threads of Life, 2001

BAFTA nominated series with Alan Yentob, Leonarda da Vinci, 2003