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Dr James Logan

As well as presenting on Embarrassing Bodies, Dr James will also be appearing on the DMAX television show Squeamish. James makes regular appearances on other popular shows including BBC’s The One Show and Bang Goes the Theory, The Discovery Channel’s Weird Connections, and many more. He also makes regular appearances on television news channels, radio and in print media as a scientific expert.

James has a first class honours degree and an award-winning PhD. He is an internationally renowned research leader and lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A recently elected Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, James specialises in parasites and entomology, and he has a broad range of expertise and knowledge including travel health, chemistry and biology and in the lab he is certainly no stranger to self-experimentation!

As a keen conservationist and traveller, James’ contributions to volunteer projects around the globe include protecting and monitoring primates, turtles and endangered marsupials in Costa Rica, Northern Cyprus and the South Australian outback.

James follows in the scientific footsteps of his Scottish ancestor Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the inventor of the modern bicycle, and has invented several insect control products which are under development.

James is a regular author in science books and high impacting scientific journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He also writes articles for popular, local and educational magazines.

James was born in Edinburgh in Scotland, but now lives in London. He is also a fitness fanatic and is currently training for the Edinburgh marathon. One of James’ hobbies is documentary filmmaking.


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