Gwilym Morris

Gwilym Morris


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Gwilym Morris is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist with a clinical and translational research interest in atrial rhythm disorders, sinus node disease and arrhythmias in athletes. His clinical research focuses on improving outcomes and safety of cardiac ablation procedures.


Gwilym studied Medicine and Physiological Sciences at the University of Oxford graduating in 2001. He returned to the North West for postgraduate medical training and worked in Prof Mark Boyett’s lab between 2006 and 2009 for his PhD investigating ion channel expression in the pacemaker of the heart (the sinus node) and the use of gene therapy to prevent sinus node disease, a “bio-pacemaker”. His PhD was followed by registrar training as a cardiologist with further specialisation in cardiac arrhythmia. During this time he investigated novel genes for use as a bio-pacemaker and, along with Prof Boyett, started to investigate the causes of sinus node disease and atrial arrhythmia in athletes.

In 2012 he was awarded a British Heart Foundation Travel Fellowship to study the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation with Prof Jonathan Kalman at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. This work formed the basis for a translational research project investigating the link between the common heart rhythm disorders sinus node disease and atrial fibrillation, for which he was recently awarded a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowship.


2010  PhD (University of Manchester)

2005  MA (University of Oxford)

2001  BmBCh (University of Oxford)

1998  BA (University of Oxford, Physiological Sciences)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Royal College of Physicians

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Consultant Cardiologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of expertise

  • QP Physiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • ion channels
  • Sinus node
  • R Medicine (General)
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • atrial fibrillation
  • Athletes


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