NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology Paul Morris

Mathematical Modelling in Medicine Group
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

Tel: +44 (0) 114 215 9548
Fax: +44 (0) 114 271 1863
Email: paul.morris@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 1998 when I came to study Medicine. During this time, I developed an interest in cardiology and research. I intercalated a BMedSci degree and investigated the role of testosterone in men with heart disease. I qualified as a medical doctor in 2004 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007. I am currently a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in the Mathematical Modelling in Medicine Group, part of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease. I am also Director for Clinical Translation at the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine. I am an Honorary Specialist Training Registrar in Cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As an interventional cardiologist, my areas of clinical interest include percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary physiological assessment and cardiac CT.

Research Interests:

My research interests are in computational modelling of cardiac physiology and heart disease. I am interested in the construction, development and validation of computational workflows which predict cardiac physiology. My current work is focused on the development of models of intra-coronary physiology including pressure and flow. Our VIRTUheart™ model computes intracoronary physiology and virtual fractional flow reserve (vFFR) a marker of coronary artery disease significance and a guide to treatment.

Teaching Interests:

I enjoy lecturing clinical cardiology to undergraduates and post-graduates. I teach clinical skills to medical students and doctors on the wards and in the clinic. A textbook of the cardiovascular system and clinical cardiology is currently in preparation. I also enjoy teaching about cardiac physiology and fluid dynamics modelling. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and have recently become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professional Activities:

Other professional activities and interests include public engagement with science and the development of assessments for clinical knowledge and skills.

Current Projects:

  • National Institute for Health Research, Invention for Innovation (i4i). Gunn JP, Morris PD, Hose DR, Lawford PV. ‘A prototype tool to calculate 'virtual' myocardial fractional flow reserve (vFFR) non-invasively (VIRTU-3)’. R/146986-11-1. £294,746. March 2017 – March 2019.
  • National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lectureship. Morris PD.

VIRTUheart Images


For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.

Journal articles