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200 cyclists killed or injured by city trams in Edinburgh. Herald Scotland. 30th Jan 2018

Nearly 200 cyclists ‘hurt in Edinburgh tram line crashes’. STV News. 30th Jan 2018

Cyclists’ Tram Injuries put ‘burden’ on health service.  Edinburgh Evening News/Scotsman.  30th Jan 2018

Breastfeeding app and GPs’ real time analytics platform share hackathon win.  FutureScot Blog. 30 Jan 2018

Hackathon tackles childhood obesity, substance abuse, and mental health. FutureScot Blog.  27 Jan 2018

I lost 15 stone to save my life but could’ nt save my job.  Sunday Post.  14th Jan 2018. p 20.

An expression of the community brought together by music. East Fife Mail.  10th Jan 2018

The thriving music scene in the East Neuk of Fife  BBC Radio Scotland, Janice Forsyth Show with live music. iPlayer 4th Jan 2018

Cycling in Chile: against all odds. Saddle Skedaddle Blog 17th December 2017

Scotland’s Health is not improving.  Commenting on Audit Scotland Report 2017 on NHS Scotland.  BBC Radio Scotland News.
BBC Reporting Scotland Evening News iPlayer at 03:17 26th Oct 2017

Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces Various Media Scotsman on Sunday, Edinburgh Evening News,, Cycling Weekly. 8th Oct 2017

Cosmetic red cycle lanes for Edinburgh tramlines to help protect cyclists. BBC Reporting Scotland Evening News . 29th Sept 2017

In the frame: Bespoke Bikes Brummell Magazine 27th Sept 2017

Pilates has a role in Health Promotion1st International Pilates Gathering.  Plenary speaker. Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh. 23rd Sept 2017

Implementing Policy for Physical Activity and the International Futures Forum – Scottish Collaboration Public Health and  Research Policy (SCPHRP) summer blog 12 Sept  2017

The Road to Fitness – Surgeons News.  eZine. Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh. September 2017 page 34-35

Smoking in Scotland within 15 meters of hospital buildings to be a crime. BBC Radio Scotland Kaye Adams Programme 15th August 2007

Statins warning:: Heart medicine pills ‘do more harm than good’ Daily Express  14th July 2017

Edinburgh Tram tracks must be moved to protect cyclists claims surgeon. Scotsman/Edinburgh Evening News 16th June 2017

Edinburgh Cyclists’ Tram Injuries, Lecture at Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 12th June 2017

Edinburgh Cyclist Tram Fatality Scotsman, BBC,  STV, Herald. TransportXtra 1st June 2017

Rocket Pitch: A more active Lothian. NHS Lothian Health Board Development session. Presenter. 17th May 2017

FutureHealth meeting with Chief Medical Officer for Scotland to showcase and plan future of Future Health Product Forge Health Innovation Hackathon . Meeting Chairman. 4th May 2017

Edinburgh Close Pass Trial, making cycling safer? BBC Radio Scotland John Beattie Show. April 24th 2017

UkActive Promising Practice Physical Activity Roadshow. Oriam Edinburgh. Speaker; Promising Physical Activity Projects in Scotland. Storify April 3rd 2017

Edinburgh tram track injuries cost NHS more than £1m. BBC Radio Scotland & News. Scotsman. The Times. March 17th 2017

Cycling to physical activity – from couch potato consultant to endurance athlete. Guest Lecture invited by Obesity Action Campaign. St Thomas’s Hospital London. 10th March 2017

Prof Chris Oliver opens David Dunn outdoor fitness trail in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Midlothian View  5th March 2017

Scandi Health Lessons – Living the Swede Life. Daily Mail. 12th February 2017

Doctors warning on health crisis – We’re too obese. And too late to do anything about it. Sunday Mail. 5th February 2017

Time to get tough to tackle obesity. BBC Radio Scotland Call Kaye Programme. January  24th 2017

Physical activity in children and young people, is too much exercise dangerous? BBC Radio Scotland Stephen Jardine Programme  6th January 2017

The Medal Myth – Scotland Investigates BBC One Scotland 2nd January 2017

Retirement of Sir Bradley Wiggins from cycling BBC Radio London Niki Bedi Programme 29 Dec 2016

Should cyclists wear headphones? BBC Radio London, Eddie Nestor Drivetime Programme. 7 Dec 2016

Cycling Injuries and Fractures BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen Jardine Programme. 25 Nov 2016

Big Fat Fix. Edinburgh Film Premiere with Dr Aseem Malhotra. Hosted by University of Edinburgh Medical School. Chairman 20 October 2016

Cycling and the Law. Cycle Law. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Chairman. 23 Aug 2016

Top doctor issues warning as intrepid fundraisers put burden on NHS. Sunday Post. 15 Aug 2016

Cycling and Health. Spokes, The Lothian Cycle Campaign. Public Debate, Edinburgh. 13 Jun 2016 Storify review

Gastric Band Surgery: a too easy fix? BBC Radio Scotland Call Kaye. 31 May 2016

Car Sick, BBC Scotland Investigates, BBC One Scotland. January 2016.

Weight Loss Surgery, The Kaye Adams Programme, BBC Radio Scotland. December 2015

The Day I Changed My Life, BBC Radio Scotland. July 2013

Cyclists to sue Edinburgh over tramline accidents, The Scotsman. January 2015

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Risk?, HealthDay (syndicated). July 2014

Amazing Loser – Chris Oliver, Man v Fat. October 2014

On yer bike! Get involved at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, STV News. June 2014

Jon Snow, CTC President and newscaster, chairs Cycling Scotland Conference, CTC. September 2013

From Los Angeles to Boston: an epic ride across the United States, The Guardian. July 2013

The Adventure Show, BBC Two Scotland. April 2013

Inspirational Journeys: A Bike Ride Across America, Virgin Atlantic. August 2013

Compulsory bike helmets on charity rides is the ‘thin end of the wedge’, The Guardian. March 2013

Cycle helmet laws should be backed by evidence, STV News. 2013

Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue – do they increase cyclists’ safety or not?, February 2013

Driver who killed two cyclists avoids life ban and jail term, The Times. September 2013

The ‘Cycling Surgeon’ and his daughter cross the US for WaterAid, CTC. June 2013

Cycling surgeon ready for slice of American pie, The Scotsman. April 2013

What would be a fitting legacy of Chris Hoy’s Olympic success?, STV News. 2012

Wiggins effect is boost to cycling in Scotland, The Herald. July 2012

Pedal on Parliament, Newsnight Scotland, BBC Two Scotland. June 2012

Tipping the scales: Edinburgh surgeon fights off ‘super-obesity’, The Scotsman. April 2011

All of Scotland’s rivers at once: kayaking the Sun Kosi, Caledonian Mercury. 2010

Time to get tougher on obesity?, BBC News. September 2009

Banding is not the easiest fix, Daily Express. June 2008