Pat Morgan

Vp For Student Experience B.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Vp For Student Experience
Vp For Student Experience
A116 Quadrangle
Nui Galway

T: Ext. 2447
E: pat.morgan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

2011-present                      Vice-President for the Student Experience, NUI Galway

2008-2012                            Dean of Graduate Studies, NUI Galway

2006-2008                            Pre-clinical Vice Dean, College of Medicine & Health Sciences

2004-present                        Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, NUI, Galway

1998-2004                            Dean, Faculty of Science

1996-2004                            College Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, NUI, Galway

1992-1996                             Junior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, NUI, Galway

1988-1991                             Post-doctoral Researcher, Physiology Department, NUI, Galway

1987-1988                            Post-doctoral Researcher, Biochemistry Dept., NUI, Galway

1983-1987                            Project Associate and Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1982-1983                            Research Administrator, Stanford University, USA

Research Interests

  •  My research into mammalian reproduction and embryo culture conditions was key to the development of successful in vitro fertilization and associated reproductive technologies
  •  I have h-index of 10 and 408 citations for scientific research
  •  I have published in educational research in the areas of Student Retention and Supervisor Training
  •  I led in the development of institutional research proposals to the value of €127 million

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
THOMAS CRAWFORD HAYES OLD SCHEME P MORGAN 01-JAN-12 31-DEC-20
THOMAS CRAWFORD HAYES NEW SCHEME CALL 1-7 P MORGAN 01-MAY-09 31-DEC-12
925 CRAWFORD HAYES MIOLEOLAIOCHT 01-JAN-94 31-MAY-06
925 CRAWFORD HAYES LUIBHEOLAIOCHT 01-JAN-94 28-FEB-06

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(1997) 'Peptide growth factors and preimplantation development'
Kane, M. T.,Morgan, P. M.,Coonan, C. (1997) 'Peptide growth factors and preimplantation development'. Human Reproduction Update, 3 [Details]
(1993) 'PROTEIN-CONTENT OF RABBIT EMBRYOS - ONE CELL TO PERIIMPLANTATION BLASTOCYST'
Morgan, P. M.,Kane, M. T. (1993) 'PROTEIN-CONTENT OF RABBIT EMBRYOS - ONE CELL TO PERIIMPLANTATION BLASTOCYST'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 97 [Details]
(1992) 'PURIFICATION OF AN EMBRYOTROPHIC FACTOR FROM COMMERCIAL BOVINE SERUM-ALBUMIN AND ITS IDENTIFICATION AS CITRATE'
Gray, C. W.,Morgan, P. M.,Kane, M. T. (1992) 'PURIFICATION OF AN EMBRYOTROPHIC FACTOR FROM COMMERCIAL BOVINE SERUM-ALBUMIN AND ITS IDENTIFICATION AS CITRATE'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 94 [Details]
(1991) 'In vitro maturation of ovarian oocytes from unstimulated rhesus monkeys: Assessment of cytoplasmic maturity by embryonic development after in vitro fertilization'
Morgan, P.M., Warikoo, P.K., Bavister, B.D. (1991) 'In vitro maturation of ovarian oocytes from unstimulated rhesus monkeys: Assessment of cytoplasmic maturity by embryonic development after in vitro fertilization'. Biology Of Reproduction, 45 (1):89-93 [Details]
(1990) 'Relationships between follicular fluid steroid hormone concentrations, oocyte maturity, in vitro fertilization and embryonic development in the Rhesus monkey'
Morgan, P.M., Boatman, D.E., Bavister, B.D. (1990) 'Relationships between follicular fluid steroid hormone concentrations, oocyte maturity, in vitro fertilization and embryonic development in the Rhesus monkey'. Molecular Reproduction And Development, 27 (2):145-151 [Details]
(1989) 'Differentiation of blastocysts derived from in vitro-fertilized rhesus monkey ova'
Enders, A.C., Boatman, D., Morgan, P., Bavister, B.D. (1989) 'Differentiation of blastocysts derived from in vitro-fertilized rhesus monkey ova'. Biology Of Reproduction, 41 (4):715-727 [Details]
(1989) 'ATRESIA OF THE DOMINANT OVARIAN FOLLICLE IN RHESUS-MONKEYS IS DETECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ESTRADIOL TREATMENT'
Hutz, R. J.,Krueger, G. S.,Morgan, P. M.,Dierschke, D. J.,Wolf, R. C. (1989) 'ATRESIA OF THE DOMINANT OVARIAN FOLLICLE IN RHESUS-MONKEYS IS DETECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF ESTRADIOL TREATMENT'. American Journal of Primatology, 18 [Details]
(1989) 'ASSESSMENT OF OOCYTES RETRIEVED FROM STIMULATED AND UNSTIMULATED OVARIES OF PIG-TAILED MACAQUES (MACACA-NEMESTRINA) AS A MODEL TO ENHANCE THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CAPTIVE LION-TAILED MACAQUES (MACACA-SILENUS)'
Cranfield, M. R.,Schaffer, N.,Bavister, B. D.,Berger, N.,Boatman, D. E.,Kempske, S.,Miner, N.,Panos, M.,Adams, J.,Morgan, P. M. (1989) 'ASSESSMENT OF OOCYTES RETRIEVED FROM STIMULATED AND UNSTIMULATED OVARIES OF PIG-TAILED MACAQUES (MACACA-NEMESTRINA) AS A MODEL TO ENHANCE THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CAPTIVE LION-TAILED MACAQUES (MACACA-SILENUS)'. Zoo Biology, [Details]
(1989) 'DIFFERENTIATION OF BLASTOCYSTS DERIVED FROM INVITRO-FERTILIZED RHESUS-MONKEY OVA'
ENDERS, AC,BOATMAN, D,MORGAN, P,BAVISTER, BD (1989) 'DIFFERENTIATION OF BLASTOCYSTS DERIVED FROM INVITRO-FERTILIZED RHESUS-MONKEY OVA'. Biology of Reproduction, 41 [Details]
(1989) 'Direct effect of estradiol-17ß on progesterone accumulation by ovarian granulosa cells from rhesus monkeys'
Hutz, R.J., Morgan, P.M., Krueger, G.S., Durning, M., Dierschke, D.J. (1989) 'Direct effect of estradiol-17ß on progesterone accumulation by ovarian granulosa cells from rhesus monkeys'. American Journal of Primatology, 17 (1):87-92 [Details]
(1988) 'DIRECT EFFECT OF ESTRADIOL-17-BETA-(E2) ON PROGESTERONE (P) ACCUMULATION BY OVARIAN GRANULOSA-CELLS (GC) FROM RHESUS-MONKEYS'
Hutz, R. J.,Morgan, P. M.,Krueger, G. S.,Durning, M.,Dierschke, D. J. (1988) 'DIRECT EFFECT OF ESTRADIOL-17-BETA-(E2) ON PROGESTERONE (P) ACCUMULATION BY OVARIAN GRANULOSA-CELLS (GC) FROM RHESUS-MONKEYS'. American Journal of Primatology, 14 [Details]
(1987) 'ATRESIA OF THE DOMINANT OVARIAN FOLLICLE (DF) IN RHESUS-MONKEYS IS DETECTED BY 24 HOURS OF ESTRADIOL (E2) TREATMENT'
Hutz, R. J.,Krueger, G. S.,Morgan, P. M.,Dierschke, D. J.,Wolf, R. C. (1987) 'ATRESIA OF THE DOMINANT OVARIAN FOLLICLE (DF) IN RHESUS-MONKEYS IS DETECTED BY 24 HOURS OF ESTRADIOL (E2) TREATMENT'. American Journal of Primatology, 12 [Details]
(1987) 'RECOVERY OF OOCYTES FROM SPONTANEOUSLY CYCLING RHESUS MONKEYS TIMING FOLLICULAR STEROIDS AND IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION'
Morgan, P. M.,Warikoo, P. K.,Erwin, M. J.,Kraus, E. M. (1987) 'RECOVERY OF OOCYTES FROM SPONTANEOUSLY CYCLING RHESUS MONKEYS TIMING FOLLICULAR STEROIDS AND IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION'. Biology of Reproduction, 36 [Details]
(1987) 'Ultrasonographic assessment of the endometrium in rhesus monkeys during the normal menstrual cycle'
Morgan, P.M., Hutz, R.J., Kraus, E.M., Bavister, B.D. (1987) 'Ultrasonographic assessment of the endometrium in rhesus monkeys during the normal menstrual cycle'. Biology Of Reproduction, 36 (2):463-469 [Details]
(1987) 'INVITRO STEROIDOGENIC ACTIVITY OF GRANULOSA-CELLS RECOVERED FROM PREOVULATORY FOLLICLES OF THE RHESUS-MONKEY'
Morgan, P. M.,Krueger, G. S.,Warikoo, P. K.,Bavister, B. D. (1987) 'INVITRO STEROIDOGENIC ACTIVITY OF GRANULOSA-CELLS RECOVERED FROM PREOVULATORY FOLLICLES OF THE RHESUS-MONKEY'. American Journal of Primatology, 12 [Details]
(1987) 'Evaluation of ultrasonography for monitoring follicular growth in rhesus monkeys'
Morgan, P.M., Hutz, R.J., Kraus, E.M., Cormie, J.A., Dierschke, D.J., Bavister, B.D. (1987) 'Evaluation of ultrasonography for monitoring follicular growth in rhesus monkeys'. Theriogenology, 27 (5):769-780 [Details]
(1986) 'RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOLLICULAR FLUID STEROID HORMONE CONCENTRATIONS AND IN-VITRO DEVELOPMENT OF RHESUS MONKEY EMBRYOS'
Morgan, P. M.,Boatman, D. E.,Kraus, E. M. (1986) 'RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOLLICULAR FLUID STEROID HORMONE CONCENTRATIONS AND IN-VITRO DEVELOPMENT OF RHESUS MONKEY EMBRYOS'. Biology of Reproduction, 34 [Details]
(1986) 'VARIABLES AFFECTING THE YIELD AND DEVELOPMENTAL POTENTIAL OF EMBRYOS FOLLOWING SUPERSTIMULATION AND INVITRO FERTILIZATION IN RHESUS-MONKEYS'
Boatman, D. E.,Morgan, P. M.,Bavister, B. D. (1986) 'VARIABLES AFFECTING THE YIELD AND DEVELOPMENTAL POTENTIAL OF EMBRYOS FOLLOWING SUPERSTIMULATION AND INVITRO FERTILIZATION IN RHESUS-MONKEYS'. Gamete Research, 13 [Details]
(1984) 'COMPLETE PRE IMPLANTATION DEVELOPMENT IN CULTURE OF IN-VITRO FERTILIZED RHESUS MONKEY OOCYTES'
Morgan, P. M.,Boatman, D. E.,Collins, K.,Bavister, B. D. (1984) 'COMPLETE PRE IMPLANTATION DEVELOPMENT IN CULTURE OF IN-VITRO FERTILIZED RHESUS MONKEY OOCYTES'. Biology of Reproduction, 30 [Details]
(1979) 'Could hormone-induced loss of gonadotrophin receptors reduce the efficiency of superovulations stimulated by PMSG?'
Gosling, J.P., Ryan, M., Morgan, P. (1979) 'Could hormone-induced loss of gonadotrophin receptors reduce the efficiency of superovulations stimulated by PMSG?'. Annales de Biologie Animale, Biochimie, Biophysique, 19 (5):1499-1509 [Details]
(1979) 'Regulation of lutropin (luteinizing-hormone) receptors in rat testis by pregnant-mare serum gonadotropin'
Gosling, J.P., Morgan, P., Ryan, M., Fottrell, P.F. (1979) 'Regulation of lutropin (luteinizing-hormone) receptors in rat testis by pregnant-mare serum gonadotropin'. Biochemical Society Transactions, 7 (1):57-59 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2012) Developing an Institutional Framework for Supporting Supervisors of Research Students: Supervisor best practice.
Kelly, A., Byrnes, L., Campbell, V., Carlton, J., Harkin, S., Leonard, AM., Morgan, P., O’Farrell, C., O’Mahony, C (2012) Developing an Institutional Framework for Supporting Supervisors of Research Students: Supervisor best practice. Cork: NAIRTL. [Details]
(2006) Keeping Students at University- The Retention Debate at Third-Level.
Moore, S, P. Carr, M. Crehan, J. Crowley, D. Flynn, P. Morgan & P. Shannon (2006) Keeping Students at University- The Retention Debate at Third-Level. Dublin: Intersource Group Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2006) 'Getting to the core of the retention issue: exploring a qualitative action research model'
Moore, S., P. Carr, M. Crehan, J. Crowley, D. Flynn, P. Morgan, P. Shannon (2006) 'Getting to the core of the retention issue: exploring a qualitative action research model' In: Keeping Students at University: The Retention Debate at Third Level. Dublin: : Intersource Group Publishing. [Details]
(1991) 'Fertilization in the rhesus monkey'
Bavister, B.D., D.E. Boatman, P.M. Morgan and P.K. Warikoo (1991) 'Fertilization in the rhesus monkey' In: A Comparative Overview of Mammalian Fertilization. New York: Plenum Press. [Details]
(1978) 'Preliminary studies on the hCG binding properties of bovine granulosa cells'
Gosling, J.P., P. Morgan and J.M. Sreenan (1978) 'Preliminary studies on the hCG binding properties of bovine granulosa cells' In: Control of Reproduction in the Cow: Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 1. London: Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(1998) A coupled enzyme assay for myo-inositol
O'Neill, RB,Dillon, SA,Morgan, PM (1998) BIOCHEMICAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS A coupled enzyme assay for myo-inositol , pp.84-84 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Supervision Arrangements at NUI Galway.
Morgan, PM (2012) Supervision Arrangements at NUI Galway. EUA-DECE, Brussells. [Details]
(2003) State Expenditure Priorities for 2005. Report of the ICSTI Task Force.
Hopkins, M., T. McCarthy, E. Meehan, B. Hughes, E. Prosser and P. Morgan (2003) State Expenditure Priorities for 2005. Report of the ICSTI Task Force. Forfas, Dublin. [Details]
(2003) State Funding Priorities for 2004. Report of the ICSTI Task Force, July, 2003.
Hopkins, M., A. Kennedy, E. Meehan, and P. Morgan (2003) State Funding Priorities for 2004. Report of the ICSTI Task Force, July, 2003. Forfas, Dublin. [Details]
(2002) Measuring and Evaluating Research. Report of the ICSTI Task Force, August 2002.
Morgan, P., A. Kane, N. O’Donnellan, S. Phillips and D. Thornhill (2002) Measuring and Evaluating Research. Report of the ICSTI Task Force, August 2002. Forfas, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2008 President's Teaching Award NUI Galway

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Council for Science, Technology & Innovation Member 01-APR-96 / 03-APR-05
Discover Science & Engineering Member 01-JUN-03 / 01-AUG-06
Galway Science & Technology Festival Committee Chair 2002: Member 1996-2008 01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-03
NUI Senate Member , 2002-2005, 2005-2009, 2009-2013, 2013-2016 01-MAR-02 / 31-JAN-16
Conference of Heads of Irish Universities Inter-University Retention Network Member 01-FEB-02 / 01-JUL-06
Governing Authority NUI, Galway Member 1998-2001, 2001-2005, 2005-2009, 2009-2013, 2013-2016 08-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-16

Teaching Interests

Key Achievements:

  • I established the Bioinnovate programme at NUI Galway

  • I won the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2008

  • I initiated and led the development of a Science Foundation Course that realised a 10-fold increase in the number of mature entrants to Science and Engineering at NUI Galway

  • I directed the BSc Biotechnology (up to 2000), producing graduates of the highest calibre, including three President of Ireland Young Researcher (PIYRA) awardees

Below, I give details of some of the innovative courses and delivery methodologies I developed.

2010-2011            Led the development of the BioInnovate interdisciplinary Fellowship programme and the BioInnovate postgraduate modules (BIC I and BIC II) which are available across the academic partners, DCU, UCC and the UL.  Adapted the curriculum from the BioDesign programme and led the recruitment strategy prior to the appointment of the first Director, Dr. Mark Bruzzi.

2009-2010            Contributed to the CELT course CEL267 Postgraduate Research Supervision

2008-2012            Led the development of the Structured PhD programmes across the University and was centrally involved in the development of modules to develop transferable and generic skills for graduate students.  Liaised directly with the Burren College of Art in the development to the module on Creativity which is compulsory for all Hardiman scholars

2008                       I received the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence

2006-2008            Pre-clinical Vice Dean of Medicine and Coordinator of Biochemistry curriculum

I coordinated the implementation of the new systems-based medical curriculum across the disciplines of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Physiology which was initiated in 2006.  I was a member of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Education committee.

2006-2007       Academic Director, B.Sc. in Science and Technology Studies

This is the first science degree programme in the University offered by blended learning. This modular programme is part-time and focuses on the knowledge and skill requirements of high-tech industries. The modular structure is designed with flexibility in mind.  It is delivered jointly with the University of Limerick under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance.  I was involved in developing the concept, curricular content and admission of students.

1999-2004            Proposed and established a Foundation Course in Science for mature students.  Developed the overall plan for the course curriculum and delivered the lectures on the Biology component.  Chaired the admissions committee for direct entry of students.

1992-2000                  Coordinator (1992-95) and Director (1995-2000) B.Sc. Biotechnology

This denominated degree course commenced in September, 1991 and I was responsible for the development of the overall philosophy, format and content of the programme from an outline course structure.  I developed and delivered the following modules:  Introductory computing, Seminar series for 2nd and 4th year students, 3rd year placement (including in international research institutions such as EMBL and IMP), and 4th year modules in Experimental Planning and Analysis, Immunotechnology, Signal Transduction, Apoptosis, Down-stream Processing and Tissue Culture. My average lecture and practical contact hours per year were 215 and 115, respectively. 

During this period, the course attracted the highest quality students in the Faculty (minimum entry points increased from 410 to 510 with a mean of 530), had the highest retention rate and graduated ~95% of students with an honours degree.  The graduate destinations of these students (for example, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, EMBL), their subsequent research publications (Science, Nature, Cell, Embo J), award of three PIYRAs to graduates of this cohort, are clear indicators of the emphasis on research and the confidence gained by students who were then capable of performing at the highest level.