Alison Dorothy Murray

Professor

  • AB25 2ZD

  • 2860 Citations
1992 …2019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Overview:

Professor Alison Murray is the Roland Sutton Chair of Radiology at the University of Aberdeen. She is Director of the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/imaging/   Lilian Sutton Building, University of Aberdeen. This houses the 3T research magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. Research MRI facilities are located within the acute NHS hospital and are immediately adjacent to the John Mallard Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre and the NHS Department of Nuclear Medicine, facilitating combined studies of brain structure and function.

She leads clinical brain imaging research in structural and functional brain imaging correlates of cognitive ageing and dementia and recent work includes MRI in the Aberdeen 1936 Birth Cohort, and MRI, regional cerebral blood flow SPECT and FDG PET in clinical trials of novel Tau Aggregation Inhibitor therapies in Alzheimer's disease.  Particular interests are the relative cotributions of vascular risk factors and subclinical Alzheimer's disease to cognitve ageing and contributors to conitive researve and resilience against dementia.  She is also involved in brain imaging research in other neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, utilising quantitative assessment of brain volumes, disease burden and function. 

She has extensive clinical experience of brain imaging in dementia, being responsible for over 500 nuclear medicine brain regional cerebral blood flow SPECT studies per annum, receptor studies in movement disorder and, previously with colleagues in Nuclear Medicine, development of national clinical positron emission service across Scotland.

She is a founding member and executive member of the Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE) www.sinapse.ac.uk  a successful brain imaging pooling initiative funded by the Scottish Funding Council and participating universities to develop state of the art brain imaging research training and resources across Scotland.

Research Keywords:

medicine; neuroradiology; normal cognitive ageing; dementia

Qualifications:

MB ChB (Hons), MRCP, FRCR, FRCP, PhD

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 49 Similar Profiles
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
Alzheimer Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medicine & Life Sciences
Cognition Medicine & Life Sciences
Parturition Medicine & Life Sciences
Cohort Studies Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1992 2019

Imprinting methylation in SNRPN and MEST1 in adult blood predicts cognitive ability

Lorgen-Ritchie, M., Murray, A. D., Ferguson-Smith, A. C., Richards, M., Horgan, G. W., Phillips, L. H., Hoad, G., Gall, I., Harrison, K., McNeill, G., Ito, M. & Haggarty, P. 1 Feb 2019 In : PLoS ONE. 14, 2, e0211799

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
snRNP Core Proteins
Aptitude
Methylation
genomic imprinting
methylation

Multi-ancestry study of blood lipid levels identifies four loci interacting with physical activity

Kilpeläinen, T. O. , Bentley, A. R. , Noordam, R. , Sung, Y. J. , Schwander, K. , Winkler, T. W. , Jakupović, H. , Chasman, D. I. , Manning, A. , Ntalla, I. , Aschard, H. , Brown, M. R. , de las Fuentes, L. , Franceschini, N. , Guo, X. , Vojinovic, D. , Aslibekyan, S. , Feitosa, M. F. , Kho, M. , Musani, S. K. & 218 others Richard, M., Wang, H., Wang, Z., Bartz, T. M., Bielak, L. F., Campbell, A., Dorajoo, R., Fisher, V., Hartwig, F. P., Horimoto, A. R. V. R., Li, C., Lohman, K. K., Marten, J., Sim, X., Smith, A. V., Tajuddin, S. M., Alver, M., Amini, M., Boissel, M., Chai, J. F., Chen, X., Divers, J., Evangelou, E., Gao, C., Graff, M., Harris, S. E., He, M., Hsu, F-C., Jackson, A. U., Zhao, J. H., Kraja, A. T., Kühnel, B., Laguzzi, F., Lyytikäinen, L-P., Nolte, I. M., Rauramaa, R., Riaz, M., Robino, A., Rueedi, R., Stringham, H. M., Takeuchi, F., van der Most, P. J., Varga, T. V., Verweij, N., Ware, E. B., Wen, W., Li, X., Yanek, L. R., Amin, N., Arnett, D. K., Boerwinkle, E., Brumat, M., Cade, B., Canouil, M., Chen, Y-D. I., Concas, M. P., Connell, J., de Mutsert, R., de Silva, H. J., de Vries, P. S., Demirkan, A., Ding, J., Eaton, C. B., Faul, J. D., Friedlander, Y., Gabriel, K. P., Ghanbari, M., Giulianini, F., Gu, C. C., Gu, D., Harris, T. B., He, J., Heikkinen, S., Heng, C-K., Hunt, S. C., Ikram, M. A., Jonas, J. B., Koh, W-P., Komulainen, P., Krieger, J. E., Kritchevsky, S. B., Kutalik, Z., Kuusisto, J., Langefeld, C. D., Langenberg, C., Launer, L. J., Leander, K., Lemaitre, R. N., Lewis, C. E., Liang, J., Alizadeh, B. Z., Boezen, H. M., Franke, L., Navis, G., Rots, M., Swertz, M., Wolffenbuttel, B. H. R., Wijmenga, C., Liu, J., Mägi, R., Manichaikul, A., Meitinger, T., Metspalu, A., Milaneschi, Y., Mohlke, K. L., Mosley, T. H., Murray, A. D., Nalls, M. A., Nang, E-E. K., Nelson, C. P., Nona, S., Norris, J. M., Nwuba, C. V., O’Connell, J., Palmer, N. D., Papanicolau, G. J., Pazoki, R., Pedersen, N. L., Peters, A., Peyser, P. A., Polasek, O., Porteous, D. J., Poveda, A., Raitakari, O. T., Rich, S. S., Risch, N., Robinson, J. G., Rose, L. M., Rudan, I., Schreiner, P. J., Scott, R. A., Sidney, S. S., Sims, M., Smith, J. A., Snieder, H., Sofer, T., Starr, J. M., Sternfeld, B., Strauch, K., Tang, H., Taylor, K. D., Tsai, M. Y., Tuomilehto, J., Uitterlinden, A. G., van der Ende, M. Y., van Heemst, D., Voortman, T., Waldenberger, M., Wennberg, P., Wilson, G., Xiang, Y-B., Yao, J., Yu, C., Yuan, J-M., Zhao, W., Zonderman, A. B., Becker, D. M., Boehnke, M., Bowden, D. W., de Faire, U., Deary, I. J., Elliott, P., Esko, T., Freedman, B. I., Froguel, P., Gasparini, P., Gieger, C., Kato, N., Laakso, M., Lakka, T. A., Lehtimäki, T., Magnusson, P. K. E., Oldehinkel, A. J., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Samani, N. J., Shu, X-O., van der Harst, P., Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, J. V., Vollenweider, P., Wagenknecht, L. E., Wang, Y. X., Wareham, N. J., Weir, D. R., Wu, T., Zheng, W., Zhu, X., Evans, M. K., Franks, P. W., Gudnason, V., Hayward, C., Horta, B. L., Kelly, T. N., Liu, Y., North, K. E., Pereira, A. C., Ridker, P. M., Tai, E. S., van Dam, R. M., Fox, E. R., Kardia, S. L. R., Liu, C-T., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Province, M. A., Redline, S., van Duijn, C. M., Rotter, J. I., Kooperberg, C. B., Gauderman, W. J., Psaty, B. M., Rice, K., Munroe, P. B., Fornage, M., Cupples, L. A., Rotimi, C. N., Morrison, A. C., Rao, D. C., Loos, R. J. F. & Study, L. C. 22 Jan 2019 In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 11 p., 376

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
loci
blood
cholesterol
lipids
Blood
Open Access
File
Polypharmacy
Cohort Studies
Linear regression
Education
Health
1 Citations

The Neurobiology of Personal Control During Reward Learning and Its Relationship to Mood

Romaniuk, L., Sandu-Giuraniuc, A-L., Waiter, G. D., McNeil, C. J., Xueyi, S., Harris, M. A., Macfarlane, J. A., Lawrie, S. M., Deary, I. J., Murray, A. D., Delgardo, M. R., Steele, J. D., McIntosh, A. M. & Whalley, H. C. Feb 2019 In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 4, 2, p. 190-199 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Neurobiology
Reward
Learning
Psychiatry
Anhedonia
5 Citations

A Large-Scale Multi-ancestry Genome-wide Study Accounting for Smoking Behavior Identifies Multiple Significant Loci for Blood Pressure

Sung, Y. J. , Winkler, T. W. , de Las Fuentes, L. , Bentley, A. R. , Brown, M. R. , Kraja, A. T. , Schwander, K. , Ntalla, I. , Guo, X. , Franceschini, N. , Lu, Y. , Cheng, C-Y. , Sim, X. , Vojinovic, D. , Marten, J. , Musani, S. K. , Li, C. , Feitosa, M. F. , Kilpeläinen, T. O. , Richard, M. A. & 31 others Noordam, R., Aslibekyan, S., Aschard, H., Bartz, T. M., Dorajoo, R., Liu, Y., Manning, A. K., Rankinen, T., Smith, A. V., Tajuddin, S. M., Tayo, B. O., Warren, H. R., Zhao, W., Zhou, Y., Matoba, N., Sofer, T., Alver, M., Amini, M., Boissel, M., Chai, J. F., Chen, X., Divers, J., Gandin, I., Gao, C., Giulianini, F., Goel, A., Harris, S. E., Hartwig, F. P., Horimoto, A. R. V. R., Murray, A. D. & CHARGE Neurology Working Group 1 Mar 2018 In : American Journal of Human Genetics. 102, 3, p. 375-400 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smoking
Genome
Blood Pressure
Genome-Wide Association Study
Blood Vessels

Prizes

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Alison Dorothy Murray (Recipient), 26 Feb 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Equipment

Radiochemistry
Technology
Cyclotrons
Diagnostic Imaging
Research