Professor Juliet Wright graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in 1994 and trained in general and geriatric medicine in the South West Thames region. She was awarded her MD from the University of Surrey for a study investigating recombinant human growth hormone in older patients undergoing elective keen replacement surgery.
Juliet was appointed to Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2007 and to the position of Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in 2015, leading the school to excellence in student satisfaction with scores in the National Student Survey in excess of 95% over the last seven years. She has been executive sponsor of the BSMS medical school expansion, leading a full curriculum and assessment review to deliver Outcomes for Graduates and the MLA. Juliet led the curriculum development of the Time for Dementia programme, which won five national awards. She has recently been appointed to the Medical School Council MLA AKT Board. She is passionate about the student experience and has been awarded Best Teacher for the whole BSMS course on eight occasions.
Her main research interests focus on medical education and in the assessment of frailty in the elderly HIV population and in older oncology patients. She has supervised six doctorates in medical education in the domains of autism, dementia, frailty, anaesthetics, palliative medicine and preparation for practice. Alongside the clinical team at BSUH she has supported the development of the Silver clinic for older patients with HIV. This innovative service is the first of its type in the UK. Juliet was a co-applicant on a successful NIHR programme development grant investigating how to develop NHS services in order to meet the needs of an ageing population with HIV and has supervised a number of PhDs in this field.