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Ageing Research at King's

Ageing Research at King's

Ageing Research at King's (ARK) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary consortium of investigators which brings together scholarship and research in ageing in several complementary areas. ARK represents King’s world class excellence for research on the biology of ageing, from the basic mechanisms in biogerontology to clinical translation and the social impact of ageing.

The primary purpose of ARK is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaborations within King’s to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and improving health-span. As ageing consists of complex systems at the level of biology, psychology and society, in order to understand the processes of ageing and the nature of old age itself, it is important to bring together learning and research from a number of key disciplines.

ARK is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an ageing world, and to provide answers at multiple levels, from cellular mechanisms to social sciences. We aim to launch a new programme of events to foster research networking within King’s as well as develop interactions with Research Councils, research charities, other academic institutions and industrial partners both in UK and globally, using ageing as a focus for building academic excellence.

ARK Coordinators:

Dr Richard Siow
King’s College London
Cardiovascular Division
British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Waterloo Campus, London SE1 9NH
Professor Stephen Harridge
King’s College London
Director Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL
ARK Project Officer:
Joanne Murphy 
King's College London


ARK steering group commitee

Dr Richard Siow

ACardiovascular Division, British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, FoLSM

Prof Stephen Harridge

Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences FoLSM

Prof Gordon Proctor

Mucosal and Salivary Biology Division, Dental Institute

Prof Patrick Doherty

Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, IoPPN

Prof Dag Aarsland

Department of Old Age Psychiatry, IoPPN

Dr Jennifer Dowd

Global Health and Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Dr Claire Steves

Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, FoLSM

Dr Katherine Sleeman

Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, FoLSM

Dr Corina Naughton

Adult Nursing Department, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Prof Andreas Birkenfeld

Transcampus Initiative and Department of Metabolic and Vascular Medicine Clinic II, University Hospital Dresden

Dr Vasa Curcin 

Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences











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