Mary Morrell is Professor of Sleep and Respiratory Physiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. Mary Morrell received her PhD in Physiology from London University, having previously trained and practiced as a Nurse at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. As a student in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital she developed an interest in the control of breathing during sleep which continues to drive her research.
Professor Morrell was awarded a Wellcome Trust Prize International Travelling Research Fellowship that allowed her to Post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon her return to the UK, Professor Morrell collaborated with clinical colleagues to set-up the Academic Unit of Sleep and Breathing, at the Royal Brompton Hospital. She has received Career Development and University Fellowships from the Wellcome Trust; funding from the British Heart Foundation and the NIHR