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Dr Chris van Tulleken

Dr. Chris van Tulleken is one of the BBC’s leading science presenters and has worked on many programs including: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Horizon, The Truth About..., Operation Iceberg, Cloud Lab, Museum of Life, and Blizzard: Race to the Pole.

2015 saw Chris fronting 6 BBC projects on a range of subjects including, What’s the Right Diet for You?, two Horizon specials with his twin brother Xand - Sugar V Fat and Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad? (BBC2) and The Truth about….Calories and Fixing Britain’s Teeth, both for BBC1. 2016 kicked off with Chris presenting a hugely popular 2 parter for BBC One uncovering the secrets of How to Stay Young. This is set to return as a longer series in 2017. Chris’ recent campaigning series The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs (BBC One) received an huge response, striking a cord with the nation.  Chris is now developing a follow up to that series.  His next project to air will be a special BBC1 documentary on HIV (also the topic of his PhD).

Operation Ouch! is Chris and Xand’s double BAFTA award winning series for CBBC which has also won a Broadcast award for Best Children's Programme. Throughout the series the twins create weird wacky and often disgusting experiments to help kids learn how the human body works. The programme, now in its sixth series, is regularly shown in schools and results in fan mail from around the world from a young audience who want to know, above all, what they need to do to become doctors.

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor is a huge hit for the BBC regularly attracting up to 3 million viewers. Chris believes that every discussion with a Doctor should be a dialogue and every patient is different so patients should be prepared to ask their GP hard questions.  It's also full of some surprising myth busting and tips for a happy healthy life. Chris and Xand’s programmes are often shaped by their readiness and ability to self-experiment and test out theories on one another (as clones, they are the ideal test and control) – whether changing their diets, exposing themselves to environmental extremes of heat, cold, sleeplessness, pain (sticking spikes through their faces and sticking cameras down their noses), Chris learns and informs his audience by becoming a patient himself.

Chris is also the go-to go guy for extreme medicine; from war-zones, natural disasters, icy wastelands in the arctic and dense forests in central Africa. He has worked as a doctor in some of the harshest and strangest environments on earth and trained the Army in survival. Chris’s expedition for the ground-breaking BBC2 series Operation Iceberg saw a group of scientists adventure into the arctic exploring the formation and life of icebergs, whilst Chris and Xand’s debut series on Channel 4 Medicine Men Go Wild, (2008) saw them travel to remote locations such as Congo and South Georgia, in a hugely adventurous journey that sought to explore the limitations of Western Medicine. 

Chris and Xand grew up in London and both trained in medicine at Oxford University. Chris specialized in infectious disease and tropical medicine and currently combines research into the molecular genetics of HIV with medical practice at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. He has presented medical programs for the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and Discovery Channel working on location in the Canadian, Russian and Greenland arctic, in many countries in Africa and Asia and at home in the UK. Chris is an academic registrar at UCLH and the Medical Research Council Fellow at UCL where he does research on viruses. Last year Chris won the Max Perutz award at the Royal Institution for his HIV research.

TV CREDITS

CHRIS

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs, BBC1, 2016
How to Stay Young, BBC1, 2016
Drug's Live, Channel 4, (Contributor), March 2015
What’s the Right Diet For You? BBC1, January 2015 co-hosting with Dr/Prof Tanya Byron
Fixing Britain’s Teeth, 2015, BBC1, co-hosting with Jasmine Harman
The Truth about…Over the Counter Medicine, BBC1, 2015
The Truth about…Calories, BBC1, 2015
The Truth about…Ebola, BBC1, Dec 1st 2014
Operation Cloud Lab, BBC1, 2014
Bear Grylls: Extreme Survival Caught on Camera, (Expert Contributor), Discovery Channel, 2014
Trust Me I'm a Doctor, BBC2 (series 1-6) 2013/2014/2015/2016
Holiday Hit Squad, BBC1 (series 1&2) 2012 – 2014
Operation Iceberg, BBC1, 2012
Museum of Life, BBC2, 2010
Blizzard: Race to the Pole, BBC2, 6x1hour, 2006


CHRIS & XAND

Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, BBC1, 2016
Horizon, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?, BBC2, 2015
Blow Your Mind, CBBC, 2014
Horizon, Sugar V Fat, BBC2, 2014
Operation Ouch, CBBC (5x series) 2011 – ongoing
Which Doctor? Sky One, 1x1hour pilot
The Secret Life of Twins, BBC1, 2009
Medicine Men Go Wild, Channel 4, 4x1hour, 2008

Date Publication Title Links
01/04/16 The Sunday Times Magazine Relative Values Article
29/03/16 Daily Mirror Frontline lifesavers Article
29/03/16 The Daily Telegraph ‘I’ve not cried in a hospital, but this’ Article
24/03/16 Various Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis Article
03/03/16 Various Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis Article
05/06/15 Daily Mail Not brushing your teeth… Article
02/06/15 Radio Times The Truth About Your Teeth Article
19/05/15 Daily Mail What’s really unhealthier - binge drinking or a small tipple? Article
10/12/14 National Press Could I get Ebola? Article
04/12/14 Guardian We can call Bob Geldof a hypocrite, but few of us have done more to fight Ebola Read Article
21/10/14 Daily Mail High blood pressure?
16/10/14 ES Magazine DOCTOR DOCTOR Article
15/10/14 Shortlist Don’t fall for winter health fads Article
14/10/14 Daily Mail Don’t throw out cold pasta - it could ward off diabetes Article
11/03/14 The Times They’re brainy, they’re doctors, they’re twins. Form a queue. Article
03/02/14 The Observer Picks Of The Day Article
03/02/14 Metro The Best Of What’s On Article
03/02/14 Daily Mail One twin gave up sugar, the other gave up fat. Their experience could change YOUR life. Article
03/02/14 Mail On Sunday Wednesday January 29 Article
03/02/14 NY Daily News Twin doctors’ diet experiment: One gave up sugar, one gave up fat Read Article
03/02/14 Daily Express Twin brothers take radical steps to show the real impact of our fad diets Read Article
03/02/14 Fox News Low-sugar vs. low-fat: Twin doctors experiment to see which diet works best Read Article
13/11/13 Sunday Mirror Bogey Wonderland Article
07/11/13 The Guardian Read about your brain in Operation Ouch! Read Article
31/10/13 Shortlist The Brit List 2013 Read Article
23/10/13 The Daily Mail Forget those trendy probiotic drinks - just eat more porridge! Read Article
17/10/13 BBC News Magazine The problem with taking too many vitamins Read Article
11/10/13 BBC News Magazine Do you really need to drink eight cups of water a day? Read Article
08/07/12 Daily Mail Which doctor would you choose? Article
01/10/09 The Independent Last Night’s Television: The Secret Life of Twins Article
26/09/09 The Times The Secret Life of Twins Article
05/02/08 Daily Mirror Medicine Men Go Wild Article
29/01/08 Daily Mirror Medicine Men Go Wild Article
23/01/08 The Independent Last night’s TV: There’s nothing wooden about these boys Article
23/01/08 The Guardian Last night’s TV: Medicine Men Go Wild Article
22/01/08 Daily Mirror Pick of the day: Medicine Men Go Wild Article