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Professor John Wright

Director of Research

John Wright is a doctor and epidemiologist with a background in hospital medicine and public health in the UK and in Africa. He established and leads the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research. He is the Director of Research for the City of Bradford and Director of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration. He is Visiting Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the Universities of York, Leeds and Bradford and has authored over 500 papers, three textbooks and been awarded over £150 million in research award funding. In 2007 he set up the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort study and in 2016 set up Born in Bradford’s Better Start. In 2019 he established ActEarly. John has worked to develop sustainable public health programmes in Africa for 30 years and has reported for the BBC on programmes covering Born in Bradford, Ebola and most recently The NHS Frontline podcast.

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