Graham Easton

Author of books for adults, Journalist

Graham Easton
Booking enquiry

Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

https://grahameaston.wordpress.com/

Contact

graham.easton@kcl.ac.uk

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

Awards

  • BMA Book Awards 2013 Primary Care category
  • Selected for BBC Radio 2 Book Club
  • Winner

Details

I'm a GP and medical journalist based in West London. I also teach medical students and junior doctors at Imperial College and King's College London. I was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years, and presented BBC Radio 4's flagship medical programme Case Notes for many years. My passion is communication - communicating science and medicine clearly for general audiences, and helping doctors and patients communicate effectively with each other.

I'm an experienced public speaker and BBC Radio 4 presenter. (I am a great believer in the power of stories to engage an audience - in fact it was the topic of my doctoral research). I run workshops too and enjoy designing interactive sessions tailored for a specific audience. The topics I tend to cover are:

  • How doctors think (the topic of my book)  - from the detective diagnostic work to communicating with patients and dealing with risk
  • Becoming a doctor - from admission (I am involved in admission panels) to medical school and what training is really like, to the range of career opportunities medicine offers.
  • Medical writing workshops - either writing about science and medicine for lay audiences, or how to get medical research published in journals. Very hands-on.
  • Medicine and the media - exploring the uneasy relationship between medicine and the media, including an evidence-based look at the influence of the media on public health
  • Media training for doctors and scientists - as a BBC Radio and TV presenter and former senior producer in the BBC Science Unit, I have run many successful hands-on training sessions for doctors, researchers and scientists on how to engage constructively with the media
  • I'm happy to consider other topics on request
Practicalities:
  • I am happy to travel within reason (or with expenses reimbursed if further than about an hour).
  • Fees dependant on distance, time, audience,and whether related to my book or not. If it's close by, short, for school students, and related to my book, then more likely to be no charge!

Books

I've written or edited three medical books, and contributed one chapter to another

978-1472136329

The Appointment; what your doctor really thinks during your ten-minute consultation

The first popular medicine book to take you inside the mind of a GP during a typical morning clinic.
978-1118471012

How to pass the CSA Exam

A guide to passing the clinical exam of the Royal College of GPs, a requirement for all new GPs in the UK
978-0470655511

General Practice at a Glance

A textbook of general practice for medical students and junior doctors
978-1785231377

Storytelling in Medicine: How Narrative can Improve Practice

A unique, practical book for healthcare trainees, practitioners and educators that explores the ideas and practice of narrative and storytelling that lie at the very heart of clinical medicine and the patient ‘experience’ of care

Genres

  • Health
  • Mind
  • Science

Organisations

  • Member Society of Authors
  • Member of Academy of Medical Educators
  • Royal College of GPs
  • Fellow
  • Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow

Keywords

DOCTOR GENERAL PRACTICE GENERAL PRACTITIONER GP HEALTH MEDICAL MEDICAL SCHOOL MEDICAL TRAINING MEDICINE SKYPE