Dr Barritt was trained at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine. He first undertook research into corticospinal tract injury with Professor Elizabeth Bradbury during an intercalated Neuroscience BSc in 2004 and graduated with his primary medical degree in 2007. Higher specialist training in Neurology was completed at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre within Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square. He also graduated from the University of Brighton in 2020 having completed his PhD investigating how detailed magnetic resonance neuroimaging techniques might shed light on the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was recently appointed as a consultant neurologist in Brighton, is co-director of the Sussex MND Care and Research Network and continues his imaging research in ALS within the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.