Ian Deary intro

Alzheimer Scotland is delighted to welcome Professor Ian Deary OBE as our 2019 Professor John Starr Winter Lecture speaker.

Prof Deary will explore the impact of the Lothian Birth Cohorts (LBCs) of 1921 and 1936. This accessible talk will provide a primer on the studies, and their contributions to understanding why some people's brains and bodies age better than others. 

Who is Professor Ian Deary OBE?  

Ian Deary is Professor of Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, as well as the Director of the Lothian Birth Cohort studies.

Prof Deary is a graduate of Psychology and Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, where he also took his PhD. He practised psychiatry in London and Edinburgh before moving to academic psychology. His principal research interests are: human mental abilities, the effects of ageing and medical conditions on mental skills, and the impact of cognitive ability on people's lives.

Prof Deary is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year Honours.