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Leadership team

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. She 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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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. His 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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Professor Martin Veysey
MB BS Programme Director

Martin Veysey has extensive international experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and as MB BS Programme Director is committed to ensuring that Hull York Medical School delivers exceptional medical education. Martin’s research interests include medical education, molecular nutrition, colorectal cancer and luminal gastrointestinal disease. He completed his undergraduate training at the UMDS, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London. Following his FY, Core and Specialist Training as a General Physician and Gastroenterologist, he migrated to Australia in 2003. He joined Hull York Medical School in 2017 as MB BS Programme Director. He is an Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at York Teaching Hospital NHS foundation Trust and Associate Non-Executive Director at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Alison Pettigrew
Head of Quality and Standards

Alison Pettigrew combines a wealth of experience in Higher Education and the NHS to ensure Hull York Medical School continues to produce a different kind of graduate – equipped with the medical knowledge and professional standards needed to deliver brilliant healthcare. Alison joined the school in 2010 as the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. Alison has held a number of positions across the school, including Associate Dean for Quality, and Academic Lead for Postgraduate Taught Programmes. She took up a newly created post of Head of Quality and Standards in January 2014 with an ambitious programme for change across the School.

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John Busby
Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, John works with Hull York Medical School’s Dean, Management Board and governing body to develop, refine and execute the school’s strategies and plans. He has overall responsibility for the operational leadership of the school and supports the Dean with strategic partnerships and liaison with the Universities of Hull and York, NHS partners and others. He also works closely with the Universities, Health Education England and the school’s NHS partners on funding and forward plans and provides leadership for strategic projects and change programmes. John joined the school in 2014 from the University of York, where he was Deputy Director of Corporate Planning and has experience in IT, Construction and Higher Education sectors.

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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 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 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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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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Professor Michael Lind
Director of Research (Hull)

Michael Lind is Foundation Professor of Oncology and has been involved in medical oncology for the past 35 years, 25 years as a consultant. His major research interests are in lung cancer and mesothelioma and together with colleagues he is working to reduce inequalities treatment and improve the outcome of patients living with cancer in the Yorkshire region and nationally. His work has attracted funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research and he chairs the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service lung group for Public Health England. As Director of Research for Hull, Michael works with colleagues across the school to ensure our research is regionally rooted but with national impact.

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Professor Barry Wright
Director of Research (York)

Barry Wright is Professor of Child Mental Health and Director of Research (York) at Hull York Medical School. Barry runs the Child Oriented Mental health Intervention Centre (COMIC), which is a collaboration between the University of York and the NHS. His research focuses on two main areas of work – child friendly interventions for child mental health problems, and improving outcomes for deaf children with mental health problems. He is Clinical Lead of the National Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service across ten centres in England and has worked in the NHS for 32 years supporting children and families with a range of mental health problems, developing expertise in working with deaf children, children with autism spectrum disorders, children with learning disabilities and sick children. He has previously been Clinical Director running ten services within a large NHS Trust.

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