News archive 2007
Who's new in 'Who's Who'10 Dec 2007, PR 199/07
Seven King's academics have been listed for the first time in the 160th annual edition of Who's Who published today (10 December 2007). Who's Who recognises people of influence and interest in all fields.
The new entries include:
- Professor Stephen Challacombe, Professor of Oral Medicine, Vice-Dean and Director of External Strategy at the Dental Institute
- Professor Simon Lovestone, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, and Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
- Professor Michael Malim FRS, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine
- Professor Chris Shaw, Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Institute of Psychiatry as well as Acting Head of the King's Clinical Neurosciences Institute (KCNI)
- David Snashall FRCP, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Occupational Medicine in the School of Medicine
- Professor Tim Spector, Head of the Twin Research Unit, School of Medicine
- Professor Clive Page, Professor of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Science Research Division in the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
This 2529 page reference book includes information about education, career history and also recreational activities added by the biographees. The publishers explain that this is ‘the opportunity to give a more personal angle' to the entry.
Some of the recreations included by the new King's entrants include: European languages, sailing, house building, parenting, hiking and wine.
Who's Who, published annually since 1849 by A&C Black and was the first biographical book of its kind. It includes 32,000 short biographies, continually updated, of living noteworthy and influential individuals, from all walks of life, worldwide.
This year there have been more that 1,200 new entries including supermodel Kate Moss and rugby player Jonny Wilkinson.
King's staff and alumni count for several hundred entries.
Notes to editors
King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher 2007) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has 19,300 students from more than 130 countries, and 5,000 employees. King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top group of UK universities for research earnings and has an annual income of approximately £400 million. An investment of £500 million has been made in the redevelopment of its estate.
King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, social sciences, the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres – more than any other university.
Alexandra Bevis, Public Relations Department, King's College London, Tel: 020 7848 3202 Email: email@example.com
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