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Executive Group

View details of our Executive Group at Hull York Medical School.

Professor Una Macleod


Una Macleod is a national leader in the area of cancer and early diagnosis research. Her interests in cancer research and primary care and her passion for reducing health inequalities has led her to receive grants from Cancer Research UK, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Department of Health Policy Research Unit programme, as well as contributing to policy development.

Una trained in Medicine in Glasgow and then worked as Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Primary Care and as a GP Principal in the city before joining Hull York Medical School in 2010 as Professor of Primary Care Medicine. She became Dean of Hull York Medical School in 2017 and continued to practise medicine as a GP in Hull.

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Una Macleod

Professor Matt Morgan

Deputy Dean

Matt Morgan joined Hull York Medical School in February 2020 as Deputy Dean and Professor of Renal Medicine and Medical Education. As Deputy Dean, he supports the Dean in the strategic development and delivery of the Medical School. Matt previously worked as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust from 2009.

Matt's main clinical and research interests have been in the field of ANCA vasculitis and inflammatory renal disease. Matt will be setting up a dedicated vasculitis clinic as an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Matthew Morgan

Professor Lucy Ambrose

MB BS Programme Director

Lucy is Programme Director for the MB BS Medicine programme and oversees the Medical School’s undergraduate medical education. Prior to joining the Medical School in 2021, Lucy was Director of the Clinical Medicine Course at the University of Nottingham.

Lucy's clinical background is in General Practice and her main clinical and research interests include patient safety, improvement, human factors and clinical skills.

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Lucy Ambrose

Claire Vallance

Chief Operating Officer

Claire oversees the operations management of the School, working with the Executive Group to coordinate the operational implementation of the School’s strategy across all areas of its activity. She has overall responsibility for coordinating the School’s infrastructure and resources, supported by the Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, to ensure the School is able to operate efficiently and effectively.

Claire joined the School in 2021, from the where her most recent role was Director of Professional Services in the School of GeoSciences. Previously she has been Head of Academic Affairs in the College of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, and Head of Governance Services, Cardiff University.

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Claire Vallance

Nadine Smith

Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Nadine Smith has responsibility for the operational leadership of the school, overseeing its infrastructure and related teams (including IT, specialist facilities and estate, research support, finance, student recruitment and widening participation, and executive support functions), ensuring that the Medical School is as efficient, effective and resilient as it can be. She has a key role in supporting business development and co-ordinating school planning and budgeting.

Nadine joined the Medical School in 2006 and has worked in various finance and management accounting roles during that time, latterly being the finance lead for the school since 2013, before becoming Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Operating Officer in 2017.

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Nadine Smith

Professor Matthew Hardman

Director of Research (Hull)

Mat Hardman is Professor of Wound Healing and Director of Research (Hull) at Hull York Medical School. His research spans basic biology through to clinical studies, with a special interest in host-microbiota interactions in aged and diabetic skin healing.

Mat is also Academic Lead for the University of Hull's Advanced Wound Care cluster with Smith and Nephew. Funded by the Medical Research Council, InnovateUK and a number of charities, Mat and his group have worked with a range of industry and non-commercial partners to develop innovative wound care solutions.

Before moving to Hull York Medical School, Mat was Director of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine at the University of Manchester.

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Mat Hardman

Dr Dimitris Lagos

Director of Research (York)

Dimitris Lagos is Reader in Immunology and Director of Research (York) at Hull York Medical School. His research bridges immunology and RNA medicine. Funded by the Medical Research Council, The Wellcome Trust, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, his group focuses on the role of non-coding and regulatory RNAs in controlling immunity to infection and cancer. Clinical translation aspects of his work include biomarker discovery and molecular pathology pipeline development for infectious and inflammatory diseases, and mental health conditions.

Dimitris is also the Head of Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine Group in York, a group of internationally leading researchers in immunology, infectious diseases, skin disease, and sensory neuroscience.

Before joining the Hull York Medical School, Dimitris worked at the UCL Cancer Research UK Viral Oncology group in London.

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Dimitris Lagos