Gary Sidley

Dr Gary Sidley is a retired clinical psychologist, with over 30 years' experience working for the NHS. He is a member of Smile Free and the Health Advisory and Recovery Team (HART).

State-sponsored psychological manipulation is becoming ubiquitous

The COVID pandemic exposed the nastiness of nudging

We cannot trust models based on bogus assumptions

The spurious attempts of NHS chief executives to defend their positions

Masking in medical contexts represents the triumph of culture over science

Governments use masking to force compliance, not fight viruses

Dr Gary Sidley analyses the language of fear that has been peddled throughout the pandemic