Professor James Barrett qualified in medicine from the University of Liverpool in 1980. He was appointed as a Consultant Physician at Wirral in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine in 1989 and is Hon Prof of Healthcare in Older People at Edge Hill University. He is the trusts Director of Medical Workforce and was the Clinical Lead for one of the original Dept of Health ‘Hospital at Night' pilot projects.
James was the Chairman of the Council of the British Geriatrics Society in England 2005 - 2007 and played a leading role in developing the multi agency Dignity ‘Behind Closed Doors' campaign in 2007-2008 including its parliamentary launch.
James is currently Head of School for the Mersey Deanery School of Medicine and he is the JRCPTB Clinical Lead for e-portfolio developments.
James’ past and current research interests include bladder and bowel problems post stroke, continence in care home residence, e-portfolio use by trainee physicians and stroke treatment trials. He has published extensively on these subjects and has a track record in related research grant capture.