Ellie Cannon: Biography highlights
Dr Ellie Cannon is one of a new generation of doctors where communication skills are paramount. She has the medical knowledge but also the vibrant personality and vitality to relate to her patients and audiences.
Full biography of Ellie Cannon
Ellie Cannon’s background
Ellie describes her speciality as people and is as comfortable talking to new mums with their babies as she is dealing with the sex lives of teenagers. Having such a broad family health practice as a GP, allows her to speak with authority on issues across all aspects of health and the NHS.
Dr Ellie is familiar as the GP for the Mail on Sunday where she writes her weekly health pages that also appear on Mailonline and is the on-screen GP for Sky News Sunrise and Channel 5 News. She also appears weekly as the voice of health sense on Matthew Wright’s Talk Radio show.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ellie has become a familiar and trusted voice, appearing regularly on programmes such as Sky News, ITV London News and BBC Newsnight, providing her expert knowledge on the current crisis. She has also conducted regular phone ins for stations such as BBC Radio 5 Live, providing health and hygiene advice for listeners.
Ellie’s expertise across all health and medicine is particularly current as a result of her regular NHS practice and involvement with the movement to empower patients about making informed choices.
She has appeared on prime-time Channel 4 series Health Freaks and Doctor in Your House as well as specials for ITV Tonight on breast cancer and work-place stress. In 2017 she channeled her inner-geek appearing in a Celebrity Eggheads team of TV doctors – winning her round!
Ellie’s latest book, Is Your Job Making You Ill? was published in January 2018 and focuses on mental health issues at work. Her first book ‘Keep Calm, The New Mum’s Manual’ for new parents, was released in 2014.
Ellie is a confident public speaker and presents regularly at conferences and corporates on a range of topics and has appeared alongside HRH the Duke of Cambridge at the inaugural mental health at work conference, This Can Happen.
She works extensively with brands across consumer health products and beyond, on health related PR activities and campaigns such as radio days and briefings.
Ellie is a charity ambassador for Meningitis Now and is a GP/celebrity ambassador for Pancreatic Cancer Action and the Eve Appeal. Ellie regularly works on campaigns for Public Health England including Change for Life, One You and Be Clear on Cancer. In October 2018 she travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with Save the Children to film an awareness campaign on pneumonia.
Dr Ellie read medicine at Cambridge University and has worked in the same NHS GP practice for over a decade, on London’s world-renowned Abbey Road.
She has a social media following of over 27K and Ellie combines her work with motherhood.