D. Weston Allen
About The Member
Wes obtained a medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1969, his FRACGP in 1975 and a Graduate Diploma in Physical Medicine at Sydney University in 1998. He pioneered preventive and predictive medicine in 1976-79, transdermal nicotine for smokers in 1987-88 and novel blood spatter studies in 1989-90, publishing a number of papers in medical journals.
Since 2006, Wes has taken a keen interest in climate, contributing letters and opinion articles for Australian Doctor and Medical Observer and publishing a 12-page booklet, Climate Change: the Science, Spin and Politics, which influenced the Liberal Party leadership spill in 2009. In 2011, Wes wrote The Weather Makers Re-Examined, a comprehensive critique of Tim Flannery’s alarming best seller, before critiquing Slaying the Sky Dragon, a book denying any greenhouse effect or human influence on climate. He found both books do science a grave disservice. His review of The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change is published on the Australian Sceptics and Jo Nova websites.
Wes is a full-time family physician at Kingscliff on the southern Gold Coast, where he lives with his wife Lois. He cycles to work but has no illusions about thereby saving the planet. Nor does he have any vested interests in fossil fuels.