Rhys is a skeptical activist with a thing for alternative medicine and tackling big quacks. He was given the JREF Award for Outstanding Contribution to Grassroots Skepticism at TAM London in 2010, after exposing Miracle Mineral Solution – an alternative treatment for Crohn’s disease, cancer, AIDS and many other illnesses – on the internet.
In 2011, the Texan Burzynski clinic threatened him with a libel case when he wrote about expensive ‘antineoplaston’ therapy it offered for life threatening cancers. (They didn’t follow through on that threat.)
He’s since written for Comment is Free, talked to various skeptical groups, including Skeptics in the Pub groups and ThinkCon 2011. More recently, he’s talked at Nottingham Trent University.
Rhys is currently studying for a degree in Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University.