Conrad Keating is the Writer-in-Residence at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford University. His biography of the distinguished epidemiologist Sir Richard Doll (Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll) has sold over 2,000 copies since its launch at the Royal Society in October 2009. In March 2011 Keating was the Menzies Visiting Lecturer at several Australian schools of public health, including Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. His next project in Oxford is curating the Bodleian Library's 2012 winter exhibition 'Oxford Medical Firsts'. This major exhibition showcasing Oxford's contribution to medical science over the past 400 years will be accompanied by a book of the same title.