Professor Matthew Morgan


Dean of Hull York Medical School and Professor of Renal Medicine and Medical Education

Role at Hull York Medical School

Matt Morgan as the Dean is responsible for the overall strategic development and delivery of the Medical School, supporting the strategic development of the Universities of Hull and York and the School's external partners.


Matt became Dean of the School on 2 January 2024. Matt joined the School as Deputy Dean and Professor of Renal Medicine and Medical Education in February 2020. Matt has been an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since February 2021 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.

Previously 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 a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


Matt’s research has focused on improving care for people with ANCA vasculitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis/granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis and Churg-Strauss Syndrome/eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis) through understanding the pathogenesis of the diseases and trialling new treatments. Matt has also worked with Vasculitis UK, the UK’s leading support group for people with vasculitis as the lead author of the Vasculitis Routemap and the patient information content of their website (


Matt has wide experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied health profession education having been both a year lead and Deputy Programme Director for the MB ChB programme in Birmingham, part of the team setting up a new MPharm programme and teaching across a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and postgraduate medical training. Matt is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Matt has also been active in promoting diversity and inclusion in healthcare and healthcare education through his role as co-chair of the Hull York Medical School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He has had previous roles as LGBT+ staff network chair at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, membership of equality, diversity and inclusion committees across several organisations, leading on work to understand student experience of bullying, discrimination and unprofessional behaviour in clinical placements and as an LGBT+ student mentor.


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ResearchGate Account: 

1.     Chanouzas D, McGregor JAG, Nightingale P, Salama AD, Szpirt WM, Basu N, Morgan MD, Poulton CJ, Draibe JB, Krarup E, Dospinescu P, Dale JA, Pendergraft WF, Lee K, Egfjord M, Hogan SL, Harper L. Intravenous pulse methylprednisolone for induction of remission in severe ANCA associated Vasculitis: a multi-center retrospective cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Feb 18;20(1):58. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1226-0

2.     Harper L, Morgan MD, Chanouzas D, Caulfield HK, Coughlan L, Dean C, Fletcher K, Cramp F, Greenfield S, Hewitt CA, Ives NJ, Jowett S, Daley A. Treatment of fatigue with physical activity and behavioural change support in vasculitis: study protocol for an open-label randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 30;8(10):e023769. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023769.

3.     Chanouzas D, Sagmeister M, Dyall L, Sharp P, Powley L, Johal S, Bowen J, Nightingale P, Ferro CJ, Morgan MD, Moss P, Harper L. The host cellular immune response to cytomegalovirus targets the endothelium and is associated with increased arterial stiffness in ANCA-associated vasculitis. Arthritis Research and Therapy in press.

4.     Chanouzas D, Sagmeister M, Faustini S, Nightingale P, Richter A, Ferro CJ, Morgan MD, Moss P,  Harper L. Subclinical reactivation of cytomegalovirus drives CD4+CD28null T-cell expansion and impaired immune response to pneumococcal vaccination in ANCA-associated vasculitis. J Infect Dis 2018.

5.     Wall NA, Dominguez-Medina CC, Faustini SE, Cook CN, McClean A, Jesky MD, Perez-Toledo M, Morgan MD, Richter AG, Ferro CJ, Cockwell P, Moss PA, Henderson IR, Harper L, Cunningham AF. Humoral immunity to memory antigens and pathogens is maintained in patients with chronic kidney disease. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 16;13(4):e0195730. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195730.

6.     Maybury C, Morgan MD, Smith R, Harper L. How does the outcome of research training fellowships funded via the NHS compare with that from competitively funded fellowships from the MRC and other charities: a cross-sectional retrospective survey of trainees undertaking research training in the West Midlands. BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 23;8(1):e019630. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019630

7.     Morgan MDSzeto MWalsh MJayne DWestman KRasmussen NHiemstra TFFlossmann OBerden AHöglund PHarper LEuropean Vasculitis Society. Negative anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody at switch to maintenance therapy is associated with a reduced risk of relapse. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 Jun 7;19(1):129. doi: 10.1186/s13075-017-1321-1.

8.    Chanouzas D, Dyall L, Nightingale P, Ferro C, Moss P, Morgan MD, Harper L. Valaciclovir to prevent Cytomegalovirus mediated adverse modulation of the immune system in ANCA-associated vasculitis (CANVAS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials (2016) 17:338. DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1482-2

 9.    McClean A*, Morgan MD*, Basu N, Bosch JA, Nightingale P, Jones D, Harper L. Physical Fatigue, Fitness and Muscle Function in Patients with Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasm Antibody-Associated Vasculitis. Arthritis Care Res 2015 DOI: 10.1002/acr.22827

*Joint first authors

10.    Morgan MD, Richter A, Al-Ali S, Flint J, Yiannakis C, Drayson M, Goldblatt D, Harper L. Low B cells and IgG are associated with infection, while poor vaccine response predicts all-cause mortality in an immunosuppressed vasculitis population. Arthritis Care Res 2015 doi: 10.1002/acr.22757