Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
general practitioner; author, MMR and Autism: what parents need to know and Defeating Autism: a damaging delusion

Michael Fitzpatrick is a general practitioner. He has written on a wide range of medical and political subjects, including epidemics, addictions and health scares for both medical publications and the mainstream media.

As a doctor who is also the parent of a son with autism, he has been actively involved in the controversy over alleged links between vaccines and autism, challenging the pseudoscience underlying these theories. His book MMR and Autism: what parents need to know (2004) put forward a comprehensive appraisal of vaccine-autism theories. This was followed in 2009 by Defeating Autism: a damaging delusion, a critique of influential but scientifically unsubstantiated ‘unorthodox biomedical’ interventions in autism.


Sunday 3 November, 14:00 Pit Theatre
Health vs choice? The vaccination debate