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Marion McMurdo, Scotland

Professor McMurdo is a Graduate of Ninewells Hospital and MedicalSchool in Dundee University, UK. Additional designations include: MBChB MD FRCP (Edin, Glas, Lond) Cbiol FIBiol.


She was appointed to the newly created chair of Ageing & Health in the University of Dundee in 1997. She is Honorary Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly, in the Primary Division of National Health Service, Tayside.


As Head of Ageing and Health at the University of Dundee, Professor McMurdo leads a multi-professional research team that focuses on the effects of physical activity, exercise, and nutritional interventions in older people. She lectures nationally and internationally and publishes widely in this field. She heads the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching program on the Medicine of Old Age to medical, dental and nursing students in Tayside.


Her other responsibilities include:

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Osteoporosis Society

  • Founder Chair, Falls and Bone Health group of British Geriatrics Society (BGS)

  • Chair, British Geriatrics Society, Scotland

  • External tutor, United Nations/WHO International Institute for Ageing in Malta

  • Director and co-founder of DD Developments Limited, a University of Dundee company dedicated to promoting effective exercise for older people


She received the Lady Illingworth Prize in 2001, an award made to the UK clinician considered to have made the greatest contribution to improving the quality of life of older people through research. In 2005 she was identified by the British Medical Association as one of 14 UK academic role models as part of a national campaign to promote careers in academic medicine. She has published over 100 peer reviewed articles

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