Doctor admits research fraud

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. legal correspondent, BMJ

    A doctor who admitted producing bogus curricula vitae to secure academic posts, faking approval of ethics committees for three studies, and falsifying statistics in a research paper was erased from the medical register by the General Medical Council (GMC) last week.

    Mark Williams, aged 43, lied about his qualifications to secure posts as a lecturer and senior lecturer in public health medicine at Bristol University in 1991 and 1993. He falsely claimed in …

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