• Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229


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Dr Ray Moynihan is an experienced academic researcher with an international profile, and a background as an award-winning author and journalist. Currently he is Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University, where he completed his PhD titled Preventing Overdiagnosis in 2015. In March 2017 he won a prestigious NHMRC Early Career Fellowship.  

With stints at the ABC TV’s flagship Four Corners program and the Australian Financial Review, and as columnist at BMJ and MJA, Ray is also a winner of the prestigious Harkness fellowship in healthcare, undertaken at Harvard University.

Dr Moynihan has been lead investigator on original studies published in the NEJM, PLOS Medicine and BMJ Open, and has authored more than 80 research articles, analysis pieces, editorial and commentary in the peer-reviewed literature, including, in The Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ, MJA and elsewhere.

He’s author of 4 books on the business of healthcare, popularising principles of the evidence-based approach and uncovering the problem of too much medicine, including Selling Sickness: translated into 12 languages and described by the New York Times as a “compelling case.” He’s regularly invited to appear in popular media, to speak at national and international meetings, and to peer-review for leading medical journals.  

Dr Moynihan is currently engaged in numerous research collaborations investigating the major health challenge of overdiagnosis and has an impressive international network. He’s a Chief Investigator on a 5 year $2.5 million NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence, being run jointly by Bond University and the University of Sydney, where Ray is formally affiliated as an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School – Public Health. He has successfully supervised one PhD candidate.

Dr Moynihan is active in research translation, and his work has recognition and impact. He’s a founding member and co-chair of the scientific committee for the highly successful international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference, coming to Sydney in 2019. In 2017 he chaired the planning committee for the Australian National Summit on Overdiagnosis, and has forged links with key professional and consumer organisations.

Ray also hosts the popular podcast – The Recommended Dose – produced by Cochrane Australia, featuring compelling conversations with the world’s leading thinkers in healthcare, including BMJ editor-in-chief Dr Fiona Godlee, JAMA Internal Medicine editor-in-chief Professor Rita Redberg, and Cochrane founder, Sir Iain Chalmers.

Statement for HDR students

My research interests cover overdiagnosis, medicine and the media, and conflicts of interest in healthcare. I have a strong interest in supervising HDR students who are highly motivated to conduct quality research within these areas.

I am a co-supervisor of PhD candidate, Brooke Nicke, and Principal supervisor of PhD candidate, Julia Medew, who commenced February 2017. I and other colleagues will be working with Julia  on a range of research projects investigating how to optimise media coverage of medicine, with a focus on diagnostics. 


Education/Academic qualification


University of Queensland


External positions

Host of Podcast 'The Recommended Dose'


Senior Research Fellow (Honorary)

2016 → …

Honorary Conjoint Lecturer


Senior Reporter


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Commercial influence and covid-19

Moynihan, R., Macdonald, H., Bero, L. & Godlee, F., 24 Jun 2020, In : BMJ (CLINICAL RESEARCH ED.). 369, 2 p., m2456.

Bond University

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

  • Covid-19: an opportunity to reduce unnecessary healthcare

    Moynihan, R., Johansson, M., Maybee, A., Lang, E. & Légaré, F., 14 Jul 2020, In : BMJ (CLINICAL RESEARCH ED.). 370, m2752.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

  • Media coverage of drug regulatory agencies' safety advisories: a case study of citalopram and denosumab

    Fabbri, A., O'Keeffe, M., Moynihan, R., Møllebaek, M., Mohammad, A., Bhasale, A., Puil, L. & Mintzes, B., 1 Jul 2020, In : British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 86, 7, p. 1416-1429 14 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Media Coverage of the Benefits and Harms of Testing the Healthy: A protocol for a descriptive study

    O'Keeffe, M., Barratt, A., Maher, C., Zadro, J., Fabbri, A., Jones, M. & Moynihan, R., 24 Aug 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 8, 8 p., e029532.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • Media Coverage of the Benefits and Harms of the 2017 Expanded Definition of High Blood Pressure

    Moynihan, R. N. & Albarqouni, L., 1 Feb 2019, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 179, 2, p. 272-273 2 p.

    Bond University

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review