The NICRN aims to:
Areas of interest include the following:
Dr Christopher Hill is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. After completing core medical training he entered nephrology training in 2009 and was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 2014 working in the Regional Nephrology Unit, Belfast City Hospital.
During his higher medical training, he completed a MD research project investigating the epidemiology of diabetic kidney disease. He has also published meta-analyses of studies in acute kidney injury and renal transplantation.
Dr Hill is also active in medical education. He is an Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, supervises medical students and postgraduate doctors and has recently been appointed to oversee undergraduate education in renal medicine at Queen’s.
Dr Hill has been a co-lead and PI for the Clinical Research Network since 2019.
Contact email: Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Neal Morgan is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. After completing specialty nephrology training in 2007 he worked as a Consultant Nephrologist (Locum) in 2007-2008 at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, before being appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist to the Southern Trust in 2009.
During medical training he completed a PhD research project further characterising the role of a novel erythropoietin sensitive gene and attained the degree Doctor of Philosophy, Queens University of Belfast in July 2006. His published research work has extended to both renal and cardiology studies.
Dr Morgan co-established the Renal Network in 2012 with Professor Peter Maxwell. He represents Northern Ireland at the UK Renal Research Consortium and has been a local Principal Investigator on numerous national and international clinical trials.
Dr Morgan also has a longstanding interest in medical education. Accredited as Royal College of London Physician Educator in 2008, he is a Senior Honorary Lecturer in Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast and works closely with University colleagues to develop the Final Year Assistantship programme amongst other projects. He continues to make a significant contribution to the teaching of intravenous fluid therapy regionally and is actively involved in a range of simulation-based learning programmes to improve healthcare outcomes.
Dr Morgan has been a co-lead and PI for the Clinical Research Network since 2012.
Contact email: NealMorgan@southerntrust.hscni.net