Of the writing of blogs there is no end. So why another? Because I can and because the world needs $100 Dialysis. $100 Dialysis is a vision. I try and articulate this in the first blog post. Expect other blogs on the topic.
I also write because as a publicly funded scientist I believe I have a responsibility to be public about what I do. At some stage I shall try and share (in lay language) just what I do to justify my existence – my bit of the exploration project called science. For those who want a sneak preview you can find links to most of my papers on google citations.
I also aim to blog on some other science and political issues, particularly concerning medicine and health. One of my interests is in the motivations of scientists and I hope to persuade some colleagues to articulate what motivates them to dedicate their lives to science. As to what might else appear…let there be mystery.
For the record:
Associate Professor Dr John W Pickering, BSc(Hons), PhD (Canterbury; Physics), BA(Hons) (Gloucestershire; Theology)
Department of Medicine
University of Otago Christchurch