Hull York Medical School welcomes Deputy Dean

14 February 2020
Doctor desk with medical equipment, stethoscope and clinic tonometer and blood pressure measurement

Hull York Medical School has appointed Professor Matthew Morgan as Deputy Dean

Hull York Medical School has appointed Prof Matthew Morgan as Deputy Dean. Matt joins the School from the University of Birmingham where he held the position of Deputy Programme Director of the MB ChB Programme (Medicine and Surgery) and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine.  

Matt is delighted to be joining the School. He says ‘I applied for the role of Deputy Dean because of the School’s reputation as an exciting, supportive and innovative place to study and work. After meeting both staff and students during the application process, I felt strongly that Hull York Medical School was a team I wanted to be part of. I am very much looking forward to working with staff, students and our University and NHS partners to ensure Hull York Medical School continues to make a difference to its communities’. 

Matt is a renal physician and academic with a special interest in vasculitis and on appointment, in additional to his Deputy Dean role, will take up the position of Chair in Renal Medicine and Medical Education. An active and experienced researcher, his work has focussed on a better understanding of, and therapy for, anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis. 

As Deputy Programme Director of the MB ChB Programme at the University of Birmingham his work included developing the curriculum and assessments and clinical faculty development, as well as leading on equality and diversity issues. As Deputy Dean of Hull York Medical School, Matt will support Professor Una Macleod, Dean, and will work with the senior leadership team to support the school as it undergoes one of the biggest transformation in its history, following the government’s expansion of undergraduate medical education, which resulted an increase of 90 undergraduate medical education places (a 70% increase).

Professor Una Macleod, Dean of the Medical School, says ‘I am delighted that Matt is joining us as Deputy Dean. As well as being an experienced clinician and researcher, he brings with him a wealth of experience. My colleagues and I are looking forward to working with him to realise our vision and mission and ensure we continue to make a difference to patients in our region and beyond – through our teaching and research’.

Hull York Medical School is a different kind of medical school. A partnership between the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS, it offers exceptional medical education focused on problem based learning, clinical and communication skills, and early and sustained clinical exposure. The School’s impact goes beyond teaching and learning and extends to research, which has discovery and innovation at its heart. This research is improving the lives of patients locally and impacting national and international health agendas, in areas such as cancer research, palliative medicine, mental health and global public health.

The School is undergoing one of the biggest transformations in its history, following the Government’s expansion of undergraduate medical education. As a result of a successful expansion bid the School was awarded an additional 90 undergraduate medicine places and in 2019, as a result, the school welcomed its largest ever cohort of 220 medicine students.