Dr. Justine Butler is the senior health researcher and writer at Viva! She joined as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. She also holds a BSc in biochemistry, and a Diploma in nutrition.
Justine's scientific training has helped her research and write numerous scientific reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelled out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. Viva! were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.
Justine has also had an extensive list of articles published in health and trade journals, as well as national and regional newspapers.