Prof. Marion E T McMurdo

Professor McMurdo left the BESiDE team in 2015 when she retired from the University.


Within the work of BESiDE I am interested in Promoting and measuring physical activity in old age, identifying obstacles to participation, and rigorously evaluating strategies to overcome these. These come from my past work in Clinical trials; frailty; sarcopenia; interventions.

Skills: Clinician; engagement of older people with research; completion of studies to time and target

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  • Baseline Measure of Physical Activity among Care-Home Residents Captured

    19 Residents from 8 Care Homes wore the GENEActiv accelerometer (a wrist-worn watch like device) for periods of up to 7 days in the daytime. Together they provided valuable information on their levels of physical activity over 124 days, giving 1300 hours of recorded data.

  • Dundee Science Festival
    Growing Old, Keeping Well: What You Need To Know

    A Talk

    Professor Marion Mcmurdo presented a public talk as part of Dundee Science Festival 2014, to a full 50 seat auditorium at the Dundee Science Centre.  

    Professor Marion McMurdo talked about about living better with arthritis, about managing your medicines, and about maximising your memory in later life.  An experienced hospital consultant specialising in the Medicine of Old Age and head of Ageing and Health at Dundee University, Professor McMurdo gave an informal, interactive talk. 

  • Irish Gerontological Society
    Keynote - The Quest for The Holy Grail of Exercise

    A Talk

    Professor Marion McMurdo gave a keynote at the 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontology Society.

    She presented, on 10th of October in Galway, on 'The Quest for The Holy Grail of Exercise'.

  • Physical activity in later life: every little helps

    It is well known that physical activity has many health benefits at all ages. And that being inactive adds to many chronic health problems like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Care Home Physical Activity Study Has Started

    This exciting phase of the BESiDE Research project has commenced in Tayside Care Homes.

    Consented Residents have been wearing a wrist worn device called a GENEActiv which records the movements of the wearer whilst they go about their normal daily activities.

    This information when merged with observations about where in the building activities like walking takes place, and social interactions like spending time with fellow residents, staff and family and friends, will provide new insights in a research area where little is known.

  • Triennial Conference Royal College Physicians Surgeons of Glasgow
    Advancing Excellence in Healthcare 2014

    Professional/Trade Conference

    Advancing Excellence in Healthcare is the flagship international triennial conference of the . Nine symposia running in parallel over two days covered the broad themes of medicine, surgery, dentistry, travel medicine, podiatric medicine and history of medicine. The conference also hosted the annual Glasgow Lung Conference and symposia by the University of Glasgow and Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.