Dr Julia Baptista
Lecturer in Clinical Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Julia Baptista is the Programme Lead for the MSc in Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation and for the MSc in Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety at the Faculty of Health.
An experienced clinical scientist in genetics and genomics, Julia has a background of working within the NHS diagnostic services for patients with rare genetic diseases where she was a leading scientist providing diagnoses which could inform management and treatment for acutely unwell neonates and their families. Julia's work in the interface between clinical service and research has led to the identification of several novel disease genes and/or to expanding our understanding of known rare diseases allowing many families to make more informed decisions about their health.
Julia has extensive experience delivering clinical education to healthcare professionals through her previous roles as an Honorary Lecturer in Genomic Medicine and as the Rare Disease Scientific and Education Lead for Genome Sequencing at the South West Genomic Laboratory Hub between 2019 and 2021. She has a special interest in the role of leadership, innovation and quality assurance in improving health outcomes and delivering patient safety in healthcare.
Royal College of Pathologists Part I exam in Genetics (2018)
NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations (2016)
PhD in Human Genetics, University of Southampton, UK (2008)
BSc (Hons) Microbial Biology and Genetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal (1997-2002)
Association for Clinical Genomic Science
The British Society for Genetic Medicine
European Society of Human Genetics
Royal College of Pathologists (Diplomate Member)
HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist
Roles on external bodies
Scientific Advisory Group Member of GenQA-Genomic Quality Assessment
European Society of Human Genetics Board Member (2020-2025)
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