Morag Crighton Timbury
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Morag Crighton McCulloch was raised in Glasgow, where she attended St. Bride's High School, before studying medicine at University of Glasgow. She graduated from the University of Glasgow MB, ChB (1953), MD (1960) and PhD (1976). She was a Maurice Bloch Research Fellow in Virology at the Regional Virus Laboratory at Ruchill Hospital from 1960-63 and Lecturer in Bacteriology from 1963-65, and then Senior Lecturer (until 1976) and Reader (from 1976-78) in Virology.
She was titular Professor of Bacteriology and William Teacher Lecturer from 1978 to 1988 at the University of Glasgow and was Head of the Department of Bacteriology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In 1988, Timbury was appointed Director of the Central Public Health Laboratory of the Public Health Laboratory Service, and she held that position until 1995. She was a visiting Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and in Brisbane, Australia.
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She was married to Gerald Charles Timbury (deceased 1985, previously Dean of post-graduate medicine, the University of Glasgow, and Consultant Psychiatrist and Physician Superintendent, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow) and has one daughter, Judith.
She has authored or co-authored many articles and books including the following:
- Notes on Medical Microbiology by Morag C. Timbury, A. Christine McCartney, Bishan Thakker, and Katherine N. Ward (authors); August 2002 (ISBN 0443071640)
- Medical Virology, February 1991 (ISBN 0-443-04148-2)
- Notes on Medical Bacteriology (co-author: J. Douglas Sleigh) January 1981 (ISBN 0-443-02264-X) January 1986 (ISBN 0-04-430332-7)
- Essentials of Immunology and Microbiology (co-author: Robert G. White) January 1973 (ISBN 0-273-00171-X/ISBN 0-397-58127-0)