Geriatric Medicine

Professor Alasdair M J MacLullich

Professor of Geriatric Medicine


Professor Alasdair M J MacLullich

Head of Department

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details



51 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SA


Following undergraduate medical training at the University of Edinburgh, including an intercalated BSc in Psychology, Alasdair MacLullich completed general medical training and went on to do a PhD on glucocorticoids and cognitive ageing. He was Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine from 2000-2005 then MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow from 2005-2009, and was appointed Professor of Geriatric Medicine in 2009.

His main research interests are the clinical assessment, neuropsychology, and pathophysiology of delirium. He also has interests in dementia, frailty, and hip fracture research. He is the main author of the 4AT delirium assessment tool.

He co-founded the European Delirium Association in 2006 and the Scottish Delirium Association in 2011.

Alasdair MacLullich is active clinically, working in acute geriatric medicine and acute orthogeriatrics. He co-chaired the committee which produced the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network guidelines on delirium, published in 2019. He is Chair of the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit Steering Group.

Research interests

Delirium, dementia, frailty, hip fracture