|Louise Murray has an EdD in Educational Leadership and a MA Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a BSc in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Greenwich, London, UK and a Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Royal Liverpool Hospital College, Liverpool, UK. In her early career in the United Kingdom she worked as a physiotherapist, ultimately becoming a Senior Clinician in Geriatrics/The Care of the Elderly. After relocating to the US and obtaining her MA in Gerontology, Dr. Murray worked as the Circle of Hope Coordinator for the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Before coming to UMBC, Dr. Murray has gained considerable experience in higher education, most recently as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Gerontology Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Murray has both taught and developed courses in higher education and for community education programs and has a specific interest in online teaching and learning. She is a Quality Matters peer reviewer and held a Quality Matters Faculty Fellow position in the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte. Her academic and research interests are dementia and dementia education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, online course development and pedagogy, person centered care, and programs and services for older adults. Dr. Murray has also endeavored to form close ties with the aging community, specifically with those providing services and support to those living with dementia. She has developed an undergraduate and graduate class focusing on the experience of dementia, has volunteered for and served on the Board of the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and has participated in the Dementia Friendly Charlotte Mecklenburg initiative, with additional responsibilities on the committee developing the Dementia Friendly Business guide and protocol. Dr. Murray has presented at local, regional, and national conferences and has published eight peer reviewed articles on the topics of educational leadership, geriatric and gerontological education, transitions of care for older adults, and resilience and vulnerabilities of the older adult population following natural disaster.
Dr. Murray can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.