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Research Overview:

Professor Alison Murray FRSE is the Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the University of Aberdeen. She was Director of the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/imaging/   Lilian Sutton Building, University of Aberdeen from 2012-2018. 

She has expertise in 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 included the relative cotributions of vascular risk factors and subclinical Alzheimer's disease to cognitve ageing and contributors to conitive researve and resilience against dementia.  

Now retired, she has extensive clinical experience of brain imaging in dementia.

She is a founding member, executive member and past Director 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, CSO and participating universities to develop state of the art brain imaging research training and resources across Scotland. She previously held roles as Scottish Radiology Society President, and executive membership of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium and Generation Scotland.

Research Keywords:

medicine; neuroradiology; normal cognitive ageing; dementia



Education/Academic qualification

Life Sciences & Medicine, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Life Sciences & Medicine, Bachelors Degree

Award Date: 30 Jun 1985

External positions

President Aberdeen Med Chi

4 Jun 2020 → …

Director SINAPSE

1 Apr 201731 Mar 2020

President Scottish Radiological Society

Nov 2014Nov 2016

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Research Output

An overview of prevalence, determinants and health outcomes of polypharmacy

Khezrian, M., McNeil, C. J., Murray, A. D. & Myint, P. K., 2020, In : Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety. 11, p. 1-10 10 p.

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  • Association of Inflammation With Pronociceptive Brain Connections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Concomitant Fibromyalgia

    Kaplan, C. M., Schrepf, A., Ichesco, E., Larkin, T., Harte, S. E., Harris, R. E., Murray, A. D., Waiter, G. D., Clauw, D. J. & Basu, N., Jan 2020, In : Arthritis & Rheumatology. 72, 1, p. 41-46 6 p.

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    Automated classification of depression from structural brain measures across two independent community‐based cohorts

    Stolicyn, A., Harris, M. A., Shen, X., Barbu, M. C., Adams, M. J., Hawkins, E. L., de Nooij, L., Yeung, H. W., Murray, A. D., Lawrie, S. M., Steele, J. D., McIntosh, A. M. & Whalley, H. C., 19 Jun 2020, In : Human Brain Mapping. 41, 14, p. 3922-3937 16 p.

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    Blunted medial prefrontal cortico-limbic reward-related effective connectivity and depression

    Rupprechter, S., Romaniuk, L., Series, P., Hirose, T., Hawkins, E., Sandu-Giuraniuc, A-L., Waiter, G. D., McNeil, C. J., Shen, X., Harris, M. A., Campbell, A., Porteous, D., Macfarlane, J. A., Lawrie, S. M., Murray, A. D., Delgado, M. R., McIntosh, A. M., Whalley, H. C. & Steele, J. D., Jun 2020, In : Brain. 143, 6, p. 1946-1956 11 p.

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  • Press / Media

    AI could be our radiologists of the future, amid a healthcare staff crisis

    Alison Dorothy Murray


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'


    Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Murray, Alison (Recipient), 26 Feb 2018

    Prize: Election to learned society