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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. 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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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. 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 Matt Morgan, Deputy Dean

Dr Paul Docherty

Deputy MB BS Programme Director

Paul is the Deputy Programme Director for the MB BS Medicine Programme with a clinical background in General Practice. In his practice he was involved in teaching for 22 years, initially with students from the University of Leeds and subsequently as a Clinical Tutor with Hull York Medical School. He worked as a Problem Based Learning facilitator and Clinical Skills Tutor for 10 years, starting with the first cohort of Year 2 students. Paul completed his Masters degree in Clinical Education at Newcastle University with his dissertation based on the self-regulation of learning physical examination skills.

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Paul Docherty

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 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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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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Matt Hardman

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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Barry Wright