Introducing the new Dean for Hull York Medical School
10 January 2024
Hull York Medical School welcomes its new Dean, Professor Matthew Morgan, this month.
He will replace the outgoing Dean, Professor Una Macleod, who has served as Dean since 2017 and will remain in the School as Professor of Primary Care Medicine.
Professor Matthew Morgan joined the School in February 2020 as Deputy Dean and Professor of Renal Medicine and Medical Education. During his time at the School, he has played a key role in the ongoing development of the Medical School – supporting the development of its education, research and operations.
A renal physician and academic with a special interest in vasculitis, Matt is also an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust where he runs a specialist vasculitis clinic. He has also been a non-executive director at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since June 2020 as a stakeholder for the Medical School and Universities.
Prior to joining Hull York Medical School Matt had 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. He was the deputy programme director for the medicine programme at the University of Birmingham as well as undertaking roles in post-graduate medical education and teaching across a range of clinical and non-clinical programmes. His main clinical and research interests have been in the field of ANCA vasculitis and inflammatory renal disease. Matt is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Professor Morgan says: "I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Dean, especially at such an exciting time, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since I joined the School in 2020, I have been inspired by its approach from work in support of our values, the development of our teaching and research, the way in which staff and students support each other and of course the positive impact this has had on our communities. As we look to the future, I am looking forward to building on the work we have done so far so that we can continue to make a real and lasting difference to our communities."
As the joint medical school of the universities of Hull and York, the appointment of a new Dean is welcomed by their Vice Chancelors. Professor Dave Petley, Vice Chancellor of the University of Hull says: "I am delighted that Matt Morgan has been appointed as Dean of Hull York Medical School. During his time as Deputy Dean, Matt has had a significant impact – supporting the development of the School’s medical education, research and operations. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him as he leads the the next phase of its development as Dean."
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice Chancellor of the University of York states: "Over the last 20 years, Hull York Medical School has inspired both clinical and academic leaders and has made a significant contribution to our universities, our NHS and the communities we collectively serve. I am confident, under Matt’s leadership as Dean, that it will continue to do so into the future."