When Life is Academic

Marion McMurdo is Professor of Ageing and Health at the University of Dundee. She tweets at @NIHRCRNageingshutterstock_100411084

No, I’m not splitting the atom, I’m not fiddling with genes, and I categorically guarantee that no molecules have been harmed as part of my research.

I’m a clinical academic in ageing research, and I’m having fun.

Yes, I appreciate that having fun at work is somewhat unusual, and is viewed with deep suspicion in many quarters.  Like all my NHS colleagues in the Medicine of Old Age, I am a realistic optimist, and I have chosen to devote my academic career to clinical ageing research. Continue reading