Ray Moynihan is an Australian researcher, health journalist, documentary-maker and author. Employed for many years as an investigative journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, he has also worked for the Australian Financial Review and is currently a visiting editor at the British Medical Journal, a correspondent for Radio New Zealand and a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle. His stories regularly appear in the BMJ, The Australian, Crikey and the ABC.in Australia. Moynihan is a prolific public speaker.
Ray Moynihan grew up in Brisbane, Queensland and on graduating from the University of Queensland, worked as a reporter at community radio station 4ZZZ. He joined ABC Radio News Brisbane in the mid 1980s as a reporter, staying with the organisation for over a decade in a variety of roles including the presenter of investigative radio program ‘Background Briefing,’ reporter for JJJ and the ‘7.30 Report’ and as researcher then producer at Four Corners, where he developed a strong interest in health reporting. Moynihan went on to write a number of books. He spent 1999 at Harvard University after winning a Harkness Fellowship, and now works part-time as an academic at the University of Newcastle. Moynihan lives in Byron Bay with his partner, filmmaker Miranda Burne.
1995 – co-recipient (with Dr Norman Swan) of the Peter Grieve Award for medical journalism
1996 – Michael Daley Award for excellence in science journalism
1998 – 1998-1999 Harkness Fellowship in health care policy
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