Dr. David Robert Grimes is a physicist, cancer researcher, and award-winning science writer. His oncology research focuses chiefly on the radiotherapy physics and oxygen modeling, and he also devotes a significant amount of his research time investigating the factors influencing public perception and understanding of science. He contributes frequently to the Guardian, Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, New York Times, and BBC on a wide spectrum of science, society and philosophical topics. He was a joint recipient of the 2014 Nature / Sense about Science Maddox Prize for Standing Up for Science. His first book, “The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World”, is published by Simon & Schuster UK.