- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
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Fergus Walsh is the BBC's Medical Correspondent. He appears mainly for the BBC Six and Ten O'Clock News. He can also be heard on BBC Radio, on the Today programme and Radio 5-Live.
He has a blog which aims to give greater detail about some of the news stories he covers and to feature some issues that don't make it onto bulletins.
Fergus has reported for the BBC from around the world on topics such as stem cells, genetics, obesity, HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, and swine flu. In 2007 he gave evidence to Parliament during the scrutiny of the Human Tissue and Embryos Bill. He is a firm supporter of the importance of medical volunteers and has taken part in several patient trials. He has had his genes sequenced, his brain, heart and other vital organs scanned for television reports, as well as being injected with a vaccine against avian flu.
In 2009 he appeared as himself in a BBC TV drama about assisted suicide for which Julie Walters won a coveted Emmy award. Fergus has won several awards for his journalism, but none for his acting.