Mhairi is an active member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy Scotland, The Scottish Institute for Enterprise Scottish Entrepreneurial Academy and a Future Leaders member of Entrepreneurial Scotland. 

Hear more about Mhairi's story at her TEDMED talk here and Pecha Kucha talk here.

"Independent Woman of the Year Award" - Women Ahead Awards 2013


Fraser Murdoch

Creative director

Fraser has been working as a sub-contractor for Vivomotion since 2013 - leading all digital media and animation to help to tell your story the most effectively. Fraser is well connected in the film and animation industries in Scotland and graduated from a master's in Animation and Visualisation (as a visual effects compositor specialist) in 2013.  In 2014, Fraser also carried out an internship position with Vivomotion through the Adopt an Intern scheme. In April 2015, he was shortlisted as a finalist in the category of ‘Intern of the Year’ at The Adopt an Intern inaugural awards ceremony for this position.

Fraser is also an award-winning filmmaker who writes and directs films as well as working in the visual effects department on many film, television and video productions - including the Golden Globes and BAFTA nominated television drama Outlander (Sony Pictures). Fraser's work was also recognised at BAFTA Scotland in 2017 - winning the Short Film award for the film in which he held the position of visual effects supervisor and lead - producing around 90 shots for the production.

Fraser is very enthusiastic about the mission of Vivomotion and enjoys bringing scientific concepts to life with high quality production and storytelling in mind.  

You can find at more about Fraser at his website:

Dr Mhairi Towler

Founder & CEO


Dr. Mhairi Towler, integrates a background in science with animation skills in order to use visual and 3D methodologies to communicate science more effectively.

Mhairi gained a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Dundee.  She then carried out postdoctoral work, both in San Francisco and Dundee, in varying fields such as cell biology and human physiology.  She was a founder member and Co-chair of the College of Life Sciences Postdoctoral Association. During her time as a postdoc she also completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education and while studying for this recognised the importance of the visual as a cognitive tool. 

While working as a scientist she became involved in several Sci-Art projects and collaborating with artists gave her an insight into the art world that inspired her and influenced her career aspirations with the ultimate goal of becoming a scientific visualisation practitioner.  She completed a Masters in Animation and Visualisation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in 2012 in order to pursue this goal. 


The Wider Team


Board of Advisors

Brian McNicoll

Janet Wilkinson

Scott Brady


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