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Dr Claire Morgan

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606543

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Claire gained her PhD in 2002 and since then has worked in the field of cancer research. Claire has previously held a post at the prestigious MRC Cancer Cell Unit in Cambridge before returning to Swansea University. Claire is based at the Institute of Life Science 1 where her research focuses on cancer drug discovery and gene manipulation. She has recently been awarded Cancer Research UK and Welsh Government Funding to further her drug discovery research. 

Claire is an Associate Professor in cancer Genetics and is Programme Director for the Msc Genomic Medicine course.  Claire, as Programme Director, established the first fully NHS- supported Genomic Medicine course in Wales.  Claire is also an invited  member of Genomics Partnership Wales and Wales Gene Park Strategic Advisory group. 

Claire is also Programme Director for the BSc Genetics and Medical Genetics degree schemes and teaches on all the UG degree schemes including the Genetics/ Medical Genetics/Applied Medical Sciences and Population Health and Medical Sciences BSc degree schemes in the School of Medicine. 

She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has several external reviewer roles. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cancer Research 
  • Cancer Drug Discovery 
  • Genomics 
  • Angiogenesis 
  • Medical Genetics 

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Claire teaches across both undergraduate and postgraduate on genetics, cancer genetics and genomics. 

Research

Claire’s research interest covers several aspects of cancer research including cancer drug, biomarker and angiogenesis inhibitor discovery. Claire is also a grant reviewer for CRUK

Award Highlights
  • SALT Teaching Team Excellence Award 
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
  • SALT Excellent Teaching Team (voted by the Students). Claire and Paul Facey 

 

Collaborations
  • Swansea Bay Health Board 

  • Aberystwyth University 

  • Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend 

  • GreenSeas Ltd