A profile of Dr Miriam Stoppard

Dr Miriam StoppardDr. Miriam Stoppard has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information since she began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s. Since that time she has become well-known to millions all over the world as a leading authority on parenting, child care, women’s health, and many other crucial health issues.

Miriam has published over 50 books and sold in excess of 20 million copies.  She has a daily advice column in The Daily Mirror and regularly appears on TV.  She is also a resident health expert on Channel Five’s ‘The Wright Stuff’.

She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and trained as a nurse at the Newcastle General Hospital. She went on to study medicine at King’s College, Newcastle (which became Newcastle University in 1962). After qualifying as a doctor she worked at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary and specialised in dermatology.

Dr Miriam Stoppard then became a research director and then managing director in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a medical doctor and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

In 2005, she was voted the best known and most trusted baby guru by Bounty Mums opinion research in 2005. “Young family experts Bounty, who carried out the survey with over 3,000 new mums, found that although many pregnant women and new mums were familiar with the new breed of baby gurus, it was Dr Miriam Stoppard whose advice they rated the most and whose books they’d recommend to others,” said Bounty.


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Dr Miriam Stoppard on video