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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 Director:

Dr Richard Siow
School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences
British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Waterloo Campus, London SE1 9NH
ARK Co-Director:

Professor Stephen Harridge
School of Basic & Medical Biosciences
Head of Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL
ARK Project Managers

Chris Albertyn
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Elizabeth Varadian
Faculty of Social Sciences & Public Policy

ARK Steering Committee 

Committee Members


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