Professor Alasdair M J MacLullich
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
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.
Delirium, dementia, frailty, hip fracture