Winston Morgan is currently a Reader in Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry at University of East London.
His university education began with a BSc at NELP (now University of East London) in Applied Biology specialising in Pharmacology. He then worked in biomedical research for several years before completing his PhD in Biochemical Toxicology at the London School of Pharmacy (now UCL School of Pharmacy) in 1993. Winston returned to UEL in 1993 as a postdoctoral fellow and became a lecturer in 1998.
Over the years he has contributed to the teaching of all the programmes in the Bioscience subject area particularly Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Toxicology in the Pharmacology. For ten years he was programme leader for up to 11 MSc programmes in the Bioscience subject area.
Winston Morgan's research interests are many and varied, he has been a member of the British Toxicology Society and Biochemical Society for over 20 years as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology. He has 40 peer review publications and conference presentation. His early research was in signal transduction in blood cells and the protein chemistry of auto-antibodies, he then moved on to liver and kidney toxicity.
He is well into double figures for PhD supervision. Past students have been in areas as diverse as human placenta as an alternative to animals in toxicity testing, the role of probiotics and prebiotics in gut health and wound healing properties of certain Nigerian plants. He has an ongoing interest in the toxicity of Amphetamine related compounds.
Away from laboratory-based research Dr Morgan is involved in several learning and teaching projects looking at how to improve the student experience and performance of widening participation students particularly, BAME students. This work has led to several national keynote presentations. A developing area of research and scholarly activity is the role of race and ethnicity in medical research and medical outcomes.