Professor David Stott Retirement Announcement

Professor David Stott has announced plans for his retiral at the end of June this year, soon after his 60th birthday.

By then he will have completed 38 years in work, including over 24 years as Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Over this time there has been a ‘sea change’ in the place of geriatric medicine both in clinical services and in clinical research.

Geriatrics (or medicine for older people) has been transformed from a ‘backwater’ domain to now the single biggest clinical speciality in general internal medicine, and has cemented its place as an integral part of acute hospital care. Clinical ageing is now seen as a priority research area by authorities such as the World Health Organisation and most major funders including MRC, NIHR and EU.

The medical school at Glasgow also in recent years has recognised the importance of geriatrics in training of undergraduates, and Prof Stott has been pleased to carry a significant teaching load in pursuit of this agenda.

Prof Stott says:

‘I have enjoyed working for the University immensely, and feel hugely privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many gifted colleagues at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. I must also thank my many overseas research collaborators, particularly in the Netherlands,  Ireland and  Switzerland, for their expertise, hard work and friendship. The future is bright with so many able people around! My very best wishes to you all.’


First published: 27 February 2019