Lives of the fellows

Neil Hamilton Murray

b.2 August 1956 d.25 January 2013
BSc Lond(1977) MB BS(1980) MRCP(1984) DPM(1991) MFPM(1993) FFPM(2003) LLB(2004)

Neil Hamilton Murray was head of the clinical department at Ark Therapeutics. He was born in Lincoln, the son of Hugh Hamilton Murray, a prison officer, and Margaret Christine Murray. He was educated at Lincoln School and then went on to the London Hospital Medical School to study medicine. He gained a BSc in 1977 and qualified MB BS in 1980.

From 1980 to 1986 he was on the London Hospital training scheme in internal medicine. He then held clinical and research posts in cardiology in the NHS for three years. In 1989 he became a medical adviser to ICI Pharmaceuticals. Two years later he joined F Hoffman-La Roche, initially as a clinical research manager. He subsequently became deputy director of the clinical research and development division (Japan), clinical science group leader (cardiovascular), head of department at the drug safety global processing centre and finally global head of pharmacovigilance. He left F Hoffman-La Roche in 2002 and joined Ark Therapeutics as head of clinical development.

Outside medicine he was interested in reading, cooking, soccer and the law (he gained a LLB degree in 2004).

He was married twice. From 1979 to 1993 he was married to his first wife. In 1994 he married Mary Ann Patricia Murray, a school nurse. He had five children – two from his first marriage and three from his second.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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