Dr Julian Barwell


Academic Champion in Clinical Genetics

Dr Julian Barwell

Clinical Genetics Department
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester Royal Infirmary

Email: jgb8@le.ac.uk


Dr Julian Barwell studied at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School in London and then completed his PhD in familial breast cancer susceptibility in 2006. After finishing his training in Clinical Genetics at Guy's, St George's and The Royal Marsden Hospitals’, he became a consultant in familial cancer susceptibility in Leicester in 2007. He runs specialist clinics in inherited dermatological disorders, Von Hippel Lindau syndrome, Neurofibromatosis type 2, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and susceptibility to hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and. He has 59 publications and helped coin the internationally known phrase, the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’ of inherited breast cancer.

Dr Julian Barwell developed the first YouTube channel for clinical genetics that has been viewed in over 100 countries and is the clinical director for delivery of paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, non-malignant haematology and clinical genetics national research studies in the East Midlands, covering 4.5 million people across 15 hospital trusts. In 2014, he was the senior editor of the Royal College of Physicians update in Clinical Genetics. He is a senior author of the newly commissioned book, ‘Clinical Genetics at a Glance’ and has been voted onto the United Kingdom Cancer Genetics Group Steering Committee.

Dr Julian Barwell is the rare disease lead for the 100,000 Genome Project in Leicester and the Public and Patient Involvement Clinical Lead for the East of England Genomics Medicine Centre with the aim of reducing inequality of access to Genomic Medicine. He leads the team that has developed the Genomics England eligibility criteria wheels for Health Education England and is part of the Wilton Park Group, led by Colin Carmichael with the support of Professor Joanne Hackett, to develop international collaborations in Genomic Medicine.

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
University Road