Name and Position

Dr Alex 


Speciality: Paediatrician

Special Clinical Interests: Acute paediatrics, allergy and medical education

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Academy of Medical Educators, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Professional profile: Dr Brightwell graduated from Cambridge University and trained in paediatrics in London and East Anglia. Dr Brightwell has developed the paediatric allergy service at NNUH since her appointment in 2015. Dr Brightwell also works on the Children’s Assessment Unit. She enjoys teaching and training both medical students and junior doctors and has taken on the role of module lead for the Growth and Development module at Norwich Medical School from 2018. Dr Brightwell is interested in the psychological impact of disease on children, young people and families and is developing a research interest in this area.

Personal profile: Dr Brightwell is married with two children.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading and baking.