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King’s Experts Series

What is the King's Experts Series?

The King’s Experts Series feature our King’s experts in exclusive webinars to share King’s world-leading research, cutting edge technology and to hear from our researchers/practitioners on some of the most important issues of our time.

Upcoming King's Experts Series events

Our next King's Experts Series event is on the Ethics of AI on Tuesday 19 March: register your place here.

Below, you can read more about past events, and watch recordings of our previous panel discussions.

We have published an Alumni Blog piece under the banner of the King's Experts Series, focusing on Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals and their place as a leading centre for robotic surgery, with the longest-running robotics programme in the UK. You can read it here.

Previous King's Experts Series events




King's Experts Series: Digital Technology & Mental Health


  • Chair - Professor Richard Trembath (Medicine, 1981): Senior Vice-President (Health and Life Sciences); Executive Director for King’s Health Partners

  • Professor Fay Bound Alberti: Professor in Modern History at King’s Faculty of Arts & Humanities; Director of Centre of Technology and the Body at King’s Digital Futures Institute; UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

  • Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE (PhD Psychiatry, 2000): Executive Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry; CBE for services to Psychiatric Research (2018)

  • Professor Dame Til Wykes: Head of School for Mental Health & Psychological Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation; editor for the Journal of Mental Health


King's Experts Series: Ageing Well


  • Joseph Casey (Chair): Director of Partnerships and Programmes for King’s Health Partners
  • Professor Dag Aarsland: Head of Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Mental Health for Older Adults, South London & Maudsley NHS Health Trust
  • Dr Clare Ellis-Smith: Lecturer in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, MSc Palliative Care Programme Director
  • Professor Claire Steves (Health & Social Care Research, 2014): Professor of Ageing and Health, Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

King's Experts Series: Forced Displacement and Seeking Sanctuary


  • Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries, Reader in International Politics at King’s College London, Chair of the Migration Research Group and Director of the King’s Sanctuary Programme
  • Dr Francesca Meloni, Lecturer in Social Justice in the School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s College London
  • Janahan Sivanathan, Sanctuary Project Officer at King’s College London
  • Dr Guntars Ermansons, Lecturer in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London and a group lead for Refugee Mental Health and Place Network

King's Experts Series: Exploring the Cost-of-Living Crisis


  • Professor Jonathan Portes, Professor of Economics and Public Policy & Senior Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council's UK in a Changing Europe initiative
  • Tianne Haggar, Research Assistant, Policy Institute

Children’s mental health and the lost voices of Greece


  • Professor Gonda Van Steen, Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature. Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies.
  • Professor Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Niall Sreenan, Research Associate at the Policy Institute.
  • Dr Mary Cardaras, Chair of the Department of Communication, California State University East Bay

Further information:

  • You can find out more about the Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People here.
  • The link to Professor Gonda Van Steen’s upcoming publication can be found here.

Understanding Extremism


  • Dr Rajan Basra (PhD War Studies, 2021), Senior Research Fellow at ICSR
  • Dr Nafees Hamid, Senior Research Fellow at ICSR, Fellow at ARTIS International, and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
  • Nicola Mathieson, Research Director for the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) and a Research Fellow at ICSR
  • Hannah Rose, Research Fellow at ICSR and PhD candidate in War Studies at King’s

Further information:



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