Dr Julia Baptista
Honorary University Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Julia Baptista is the Programme Lead for the MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation and for the MSc 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 to expanding our understanding of rare diseases allowing 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, as the Rare Disease Scientific and Education Lead for Genome Sequencing at the South West Genomic Laboratory Hub and as a Faculty on a CPD course at the European School of Genetic Medicine.She has a special interest in the role of leadership, innovation and quality assurance in improving health outcomes and delivering patient safety.
2018: Royal College of Pathologists Part I exam in Genetics
2016: NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations
2008: PhD in Human Genetics, University of Southampton, UK
2002: BSc (Hons) Microbial Biology and Genetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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 (CS19885)
Roles on external bodies
Scientific Advisory Group Member of GenQA-Genomic Quality Assessment
European Society of Human Genetics Board Member (2021-2026)
Editorial Board European Journal of Human Genetics (2022- ongoing)
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