January 20, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: Timothy Caulfield, Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
Over the past few decades, celebrity culture’s grip on our society has tightened. For Timothy Caulfield, a celebrated author and health science expert who is a University of Alberta professor and a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, this culture has a measurable influence on individual life choices and health-care decisions. While acknowledging the pervasiveness of celebrity culture, Tim doesn’t mock those who enjoy it (in fact he loves celebrity culture), but with a skeptic’s eye and a scientific lens, he identifies and debunks the messages and promises that flow from the celebrity realm, whether they are about health, diet, beauty, or what is supposed to make us happy. His fun, new book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?, has just been released and we’re thrilled to put Tim in our Spotlight On today. Watch above.