Karen Morrison


  • 90 Lisburn Road

    United Kingdom

1985 …2022

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As Dean of Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Karen Morrison has leadership responsibility for all undergraduate and taught Masters programmes in the 4 Schools of the Faculty, alongside representing MHLS educational activity at senior University level.  Her ethos in leading education is to ensure that our graduates have the maximum opportunity to be equipped with the clinical, academic and professional skills to ensure successful careers across the wide spectrum of health and life sciences.

She has been a research active clinical academic for decades, with internationally recognised research expertise in genetic and clinical aspects of neurodegenerative disease, with specific focus on motor neurone disease, MND/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.

She continues her clinical work in Belfast as a Consultant Neurologist, leading the N. Ireland MND Regional Clinic in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.

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


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