Chris Smith is a doctor and a clinical lecturer in virology at Cambridge University. Deciding that medicine wasn't soaking up enough of his free time, Chris started the Naked Scientists radio show, podcast and website.
He presents the Naked Scientists, is the science correspondent for the ABC Radio National Breakfast, Australia, hosts the Naked Scientists on BBC Radio 5 Live every Monday morning and also appears to talk science for thirty minutes every Friday morning on Primedia's TalkRadio 702 / 567 CapeTalk in South Africa; he also fronts the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World podcast and founded the Nature Podcast for the journal Nature. Now and then he also pops up on telly, usually when the feathers hit the fan during a bird 'flu or swine 'flu outbreak.
In 2006 he published his first book, Naked Science, and also produced his first child, but not necessarily in that order! Now he's reaping the rewards that fatherhood brings - countless near death experiences triggered by daily viral infections generously donated by his daughter...
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