Ageing and Health

Professor Alasdair M J MacLullich

Professor of Geriatric Medicine


Following undergraduate medical training, including an intercalated BSc in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, 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 and an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow from 2005-2009. He was appointed Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 2008. He co-founded the European Delirium Association in 2006 and is its current President.

He is active clinically, working in acute geriatric medicine and acute orthogeriatrics. He has a keen interest in improving the detection and management of delirium and dementia in acute hospital patients and leads the regional 'Delirium and Dementia Implementation Group'.

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