Prof. Alyn H. Morice MD, FRCP, FBPhSHead Cardiorespiratory Studies, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, E Yorkshire, England
Alyn Hugh Morice, MD, FRCP, FBPhS, was appointed Foundation Chair and Professor and Head of Respiratory Research Group, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull in 1998. Cough has been described as the Cinderella symptom of respiratory disease and has been his main research interest.
He has pioneered investigation into the epidemiology, diagnosis and therapeutics of cough culminating in the production of national and ERS cough guidelines (ERJ 2020). His research on the neuronal mechanisms has radically altered our understanding leading to the concept of cough hypersensitivity. This has been translated by RCTs into therapeutic advances (opiates and P2X3 antagonists). Whilst overlapping with other respiratory disease, it is now recognised as a distinct condition (the cough hypersensitivity syndrome).