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.
Dr Richard SiowCardiovascular DivisionBritish Heart Foundation Centre of Research ExcellenceFaculty of Life Sciences & MedicineWaterloo Campus, London SE1 9NH e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Stephen HarridgeDirector Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological SciencesFaculty of Life Sciences & MedicineGuy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL e-mail: email@example.com ARK Project Officer:Joanne Murphy Faculty of Life Sciences & MedicineGuy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
ARK Steering Committee
Dr Richard Siow - Committee ChairCardiovascular Division, British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, FoLSM Prof Stephen HarridgeCentre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences FoLSM Prof Gordon ProctorMucosal and Salivary Biology Division, Dental Institute Prof Patrick DohertyWolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, IoPPN Prof Dag AarslandDepartment of Old Age Psychiatry, IoPPN Dr Jennifer DowdGlobal Health and Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy Dr Claire StevesTwin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, FoLSM Dr Katherine SleemanCicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, FoLSM Dr Corina NaughtonAdult Nursing Department, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Prof Andreas BirkenfeldTranscampus 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