Morgan Moorghen trained in medicine at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester. His postgraduate training was undertaken in the University department of pathology, Newcastle upon Tyne where he acquired an interest in gastrointestinal pathology and was also an active member of the Newcastle cell-kinetics research group.

Following the completion of his specialist training in histopathology and the submission of his MD thesis on colorectal neoplasia, he took up the post of Consultant Senior Lecturer in pathology at Bristol University in 1991 where he was lead GI histopathologist for 19 years. In Bristol he developed his clinical and research interests in colorectal cancer further, supervised several MSc and PhD students and contributed to numerous publications. During some of that time he also held the positions of clinical director of pathology and head of department of histopathology at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Currently he is training programme director in histopathology for North West London and also organises and teaches in the annual St Mark’s workshop in Gastrointestinal Histopathology.  His main research interests include investigations into the role of obesity in development of colorectal cancer, mechanisms of NSAIDs in the prevention of colorectal cancer and the identification of prognostic factors in early colorectal cancer. He is also involved in a number of collaborative research projects with other members of the St Mark’s Academic Institute.