DS blog: Narrative in medicine

Inspired by Radiolab's fantastic interview with Oliver Sacks to celebrate his 80th birthday, I wrote a post for the DesignScience blog that examines the vital role that description and narrative plays in contemporary medicine. In a captivating interview, Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich explored Sacks’ career, learning how a motorbike accident led him to switch from studying worms … Continue reading DS blog: Narrative in medicine

The effect of narrative on scientific information – a response to a post by Steve McGann

Today my friend Steve McGann published a blog post, Core Beliefs, in which he highlighted the potential problems of how, in generating a compelling narrative for science documentaries, scientific information can be presented as fact when, in reality, there is much more debate around its credibility. “A confident, coherent narrative in communication can be far … Continue reading The effect of narrative on scientific information – a response to a post by Steve McGann

Narrative: friend to engagement, foe to science?

When a soldier known only as Patient 39 awakes from a coma with no memory, so begins the search to discover his identity and past. This is the teaser for a short film, Patient 39, which I am currently working on. As part of my involvement I have been speaking to our science consultant, Professor … Continue reading Narrative: friend to engagement, foe to science?