Dr Max Pemberton is a doctor, journalist and writer. He is a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, writing weekly on news events concerning culture, social and ethical issues, the politics of health care and the NHS. He is also the editor of Spectator Health, a new quarterly supplement, as well as a columnist for Reader’s Digest and a regular contributor to the Mail On Sunday. He has worked as a script consultant on the BBC’s Holby City and ITV dramas, and has presented the investigative strand on the Channel 4 series, How Not to Get Old. He has also reported for Radio 4’s Inside Health.
Dr. Pemberton’s first book, TRUST ME, I’M A JUNIOR DOCTOR (Hodder & Stoughton) was born out of his previous Daily Telegraph column and chronicled his first year of ‘treading the wards’. The book was described by Maureen Lipman as ‘absurdly funny and beautifully observed’ and Boris Johnson as ‘painfully funny’ and was read by Max on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in 2008.
Having once described himself as someone ‘in love’ with smoking, and with years of experience treating addiction, Dr Pemberton’s latest book is STOP SMOKING WITH CBT: THE MOST POWERFUL WAY TO BEAT YOUR ADDICTION, published by Vermilion in January 2015.
Dr Max Pemberton lives and works in London.