Professor Matthew Bailey
Personal Chair of Renal Physiology
Professor Matthew Bailey
Personal Chair of Renal Physiology
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Research in a nutshell

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.


PhD research

Renal potassium homeostasis, Imperial College Medical School.

Postdoctoral Research

The role of purinergic receptors in the kidney, working with Robert Unwin and Geoff Burnstock at University College London and Martine Imbert-Teboul at the CNRS in Saclay, France.

Fellowship Research

A Wellcome Trust International Fellowship (3 years) at Yale University working on renal potassium channels in the laboratory of Gerhard Giebisch and Steve Hebert.

A Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working with John Mullins on renal hypertension.

Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer (2010); Reader (2014).

External Roles

Fellow of The Royal Society of Biology Member of Kidney Research UK’s Research Grants & Fellowships Committee Chief Editor, Frontiers in Physiology (Renal & Epithelial Physiology) Associate Editor, The American Journal of Physiology and BMC Nephrology; Reviewing Editor, Experimental Physiology Awarded The Biller Prize by The Physiological Society for contributions to renal research (2006).


The impact of excessive salt intake on human health

In: Nature Reviews Nephrology Vol.18

Sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibition does not improve the acute pressure natriuresis response in rats with type 1 diabetes

Oral Potassium Supplementation Flicks the Renal K-Switch in Humans

In: Kidney International Reports (E-pub ahead of print)