Matthew Bailey (BSc (Hons.), PhD)

Personal Chair of Renal Physiology

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Contact details



Centre for Cardiovascular Science,
The Queen's Medical Research Institute,
Edinburgh BioQuarter,
47 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4TJ

Research summary

Matt Bailey is a renal physiologist with training from UCL, CNRS and Yale University. Currently Chair of Renal Physiology at Edinburgh, he investigates physiological and molecular pathways of cardiovascular and renal dysfunction in hypertension and renal disease. Bailey’s research group has longstanding expertise in using innovative methodologies to assessment of hypertension and renal dysfunction in mice, including measurement of vascular and tubular function in vivo and ex vivo. He has published 75 papers (H-index of 28), including recent papers in JASN (x2); Hypertension (x3), Kidney International (x2), eBioMedicine and Circulation. Awarded >£2.5M in research funding and >£7.5M for Doctoral Training, he has current grants from Kidney Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Matt writes for major renal textbooks (The Kidney, The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology) and teaches at renal summer schools across Europe. He is active in public engagement ( and is shortlisted for THE2018 Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year.  His current main project areas are: 1) the control of renal haemodynamics and tubular function by intrarenal signalling systems, such as ATP, endothelin and lactate; and 2) the mechanisms contributing to salt-sensitive hypertension.

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