Julian C. Hughes is RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Bristol University and Honorary Consultant at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath, United Kingdom, based in the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (the RICE Centre). From 2004 until July of this year he worked in North Tyneside General Hospital and in Newcastle University. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) as an undergraduate at Oxford and gained a PhD in Philosophy from Warwick. Having qualified in Medicine from Bristol, he originally trained in General Practice. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2016. His writings and research focus mainly on philosophical and ethical issues raised in connection with ageing and dementia. His single author books are: Thinking Through Dementia (OUP, 2011), Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias (OUP, 2011) and How We Think About Dementia (Jessica Kingsley, 2014). He has been an adviser to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines to do with dementia and with end-of-life; and he was appointed an Expert Adviser for NICE’s Centre for Clinical Practice in 2016. In 2013, he was appointed a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics having served on its working party on dementia in 2009; and in 2015 he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Council.


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