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Prof Matthew Bailey

Personal Chair of Renal Physiology

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Phone: 0131 242 9233

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Univ Manchester
Honours Physiology
Bachelor of Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College London UK
Renal Potassium Homeostasis


PhD research: Renal potassium homeostasis, Imperial College Medical School.

Postdoctoral Research: The role of purinergic receptors in the kidney, working with Robert Unwin and Geoff Burnstock at University College London and Martine Imbert-Teboul at the CNRS in Saclay, France.

Fellowship Research: A Wellcome Trust International Fellowship (3 years) at Yale University working on renal potassium channels in the laboratory of Gerhard Giebisch and Steve Hebert.

A Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow at the Universit yof Edinburgh, working with John Mullins on renal hypertension. 

Academic Appointments: Senior Lecturer (2010); Reader (2014).

External Roles:

Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology

Member of Kidney Research UK's Research Grants & Fellowships Committee

Chief Editor, Frontiers in Physiology (Renal & Epithelial Physiology)

Associate Editor, The American Journal of Physiology and BMC Nephrology; Reviewing Editor, Experimental Physiology

Awardec The Biller Prize by The Physiological Society for contributions to renal research (2006). 

My research in a nutshell

My research centres the early pathophysiological events leading to kidney disease. We have two main project areas: 1)  the mechanisms contributing to salt-sensitivity of blood pressure; 2) the control of renal haemodynamics and tubular function by intrarenal signalling systems, such as ATP, endothelin- and exosomes. 



Director of Postgraduate Research for the Centre of Cardiovascular Sciences

Director of The British Heart Foundation 4-year PhD programme, The University of Edinburgh

Programme Director, MSc in Cardiovascular Biology

Administrative Roles

Postgraduate Research Board of Examiners, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Postgraduate Researcher Experience Committee, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Head of Postgraduate Researcher Experience, Edinburgh Medical School

Director of Quality, Deanery of Clinical Sciences

Member of the University Senate

Member of the Senate Exceptions Committee

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