Dr Dawn Harper
Dr Dawn Harper MBBS MRCP DCH DFFP is a GP based in Gloucestershire working at a NHS Surgery in Stroud. Dawn has been working as a media doctor for nearly ten years and her ability to simplify complex medical issues has made her an extremely sought-after medical commentator and expert.
Dawn is best known as one of the presenters on Channel 4’s hit series ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic’. ‘Embarassing Bodies’ has run for seven series and earlier this year celebrated its 100th episode. Spin-offs have included ‘Embarrassing Fat Bodies’ and ‘Embarrassing Teen Bodies’. She has also recently filmed a brand new medical series for Channel 4 that will air early next year.
Embarrassing Bodies has won numerious awards including the Broadcast Award for Best Popular Factual Programme, the Broadcast Digital Award (twice), the prestigious international digital Emmy for Best Digital Programme, the BANFF World Media Award and the BAFTA Craft Award for Digital Creativity and for Interactive Creative Contribution (twice).
Dawn is one of the GPs on ITV1’s ‘This Morning’ and is a regular on Tuesday evenings on ‘LBC’ radio. She also writes for a variety of publications including ‘Healthspan’ and ‘Healthy Food Guide’. Her first book ‘Dr Dawn’s Health Check’ was published by Mitchell Beazley and she’s currently writing five books for release in 2015.
Dawn is an excellent public speaker and is often booked to give keynote presentations at conferences on a range of medical topics. She also regularly fronts medical corporate videos and is involved with health-related PR activities and campaigns involving radio days and press briefings.
Dawn qualified in 1987 at London University and when not working Dawn is a keen horsewoman and an avid supporter of children’s charities. For the last two years she has led a number of cycling challenges, the latest of which was a 100km ride around the Cotswolds for National Star.
Dawn will be presenting the Sense Awards in London next month.
First published: Thursday 27 November 2014
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015