Alyn H. Morice, MD

Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK

Professor Morice qualified at Cambridge University and after House jobs in London, he undertook research (MD) into the pharmacology of asthma at St Mary’s Hospital. As Clinical Lecturer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Professor Morice developed his interest in cough, demonstrating cough hypersensitivity caused by ACE inhibitors. In 1989, Professor Morice was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Sheffield, developing a Pulmonary Vascular service and the first UK Cough Clinic. In 1998 Professor Morice was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Respiratory Medicine in Hull University (now part of the Hull York Medical School). The Cough Clinic has become the largest centre within Europe with an international pattern of referral. Unique investigational strategies provide diagnosis and treatment advances, which are incorporated into national and international guideline documents. Professor Morice has led the European Respiratory Society and British Thoracic Society Taskforces on Cough.