Morag Crighton Timbury

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Morag Crighton Timbury (née McCulloch; born 1930), FRSE FRCP, FRCPath (born September 1930) is a Scottish medical virologist,[1] bacteriologist and science writer.[citation needed]


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.[2]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

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:


  1. ^ Brock, Mario; Mayer, Heinz-Michael; Weigel, Klaus (1 May 1991). The Artificial disc. Springer-Verlag. p. 415. ISBN 978-0-387-51857-2. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Morag Crighton Timbury biodata,; accessed 11 March 2017.