Chair – Neville Hodgkinson
Neville Hodgkinson is a writer and journalist who worked as medical and science correspondent of several national newspapers in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express and Daily Mail.
His first book, Will To Be Well – the Real Alternative Medicine (Hutchinson, UK, 1984; Samuel Weiser, USA, 1986) was one of the first to describe the intimate links between health
and happiness in terms of modern scientific findings.
In his last full-time journalistic post, as Sunday Times science correspondent, he became involved in a scientific controversy over the causes of AIDS, reporting from several central African countries as well as from Australia and Germany in the course of an investigation that challenged the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) theory.
His book about this controversy, AIDS: The Failure of Contemporary Science (Fourth Estate, 1996) argues for a much wider view of the origins of the syndrome than the conventional theory allows, and ends with an appeal for a rethink of science’s observational methods, checks and assumptions.
Neville’s latest book, I Know How to Live, I Know How to Die (Mantra Books, 2015),
explores the teachings of Dadi Janki, President of the Janki Foundation. It includes an introduction summarising recent developments in science that support spiritual understanding and practice.