Dr Morris trained in medicine at the University of Oxford where he won prizes for academic achievement and research. After completing an intercalated degree in Physiology he was awarded a Wellcome Trust scholarship to fund a period of research before commencement of undergraduate clinical training. His postgraduate Medical and Cardiology training was undertaken in Manchester.
He has a strong research interest in heart rhythm disorders. His PhD, funded by the British Heart Foundation, was awarded in 2009 for work investigating the cause of ‘sick sinus syndrome’ and the development of gene therapy for this disease. This research was awarded the Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award and the Turnberg Cup.
He completed an advanced clinical fellowship in Pacing and Electrophysiology at the world-renowned cardiology department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital led by Professor Jonathan Kalman. During this time he received intensive training in advanced arrhythmia management and ablation, and performed research into mechanisms of atrial fibrillation. He is listed as a heart rhythm specialist performing ablations at www.heartrhythmspecialists.org/specialists.
Dr Morris has an ongoing research interest in atrial fibrillation, sinus node disease and arrhythmias in athletes. He is widely published and has been invited to speak at meetings across the world on these topics. He is part of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Group at the University of Manchester who are world leaders in the science of heart rhythm disorders.