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Rachael Dunlop


Rachael Dunlop is a campaigner for science-based medicine in Australia, with a special interest in refuting the claims of the anti-vaccination movement. In her day job, she works as a medical researcher with an interest in motor neurone disease, in particular the role of blue green algae in triggering ALS/MND.

Rachael is a reporter for The Skeptic Zone podcast and blogs at the Skeptics Book of Pooh Pooh and tweets @DrRachie.

She is also a vice president of the Australian Skeptics, and a member of Mystery Investigators science show for children. Her writings on the Australian anti-vaccination movement and alternative medicine have appeared in Fairfax newspapers, Mamamia, Australasian Science, Australian Doctor and the US-based blog, Science Based Medicine, among others.

She has also appeared on The Project, The Drum and Mamamia TV. In 2010, Rachael won the Shorty Award in the Health category for the most interesting health and science information on Twitter. As an ex-graphic designer and copywriter, Rachael enjoys combining her love of science, art and social media as a means of communicating science to the public.

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