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 SiowSchool of Cardiovascular Medicine & SciencesBritish Heart Foundation Centre of Research ExcellenceFaculty of Life Sciences & MedicineWaterloo Campus, London SE1 9NH e-mail: email@example.com Professor Stephen HarridgeSchool of Basic & Medical BiosciencesHead of Centre for Human & Applied Physiological SciencesFaculty of Life Sciences & MedicineGuy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ARK Project Officer:Alex Gregory HobbsFaculty of Life Sciences & MedicineGuy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL e-mail:email@example.com
ARK Steering Committee
Dr Richard Siow - Committee ChairSchool of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Professor Stephen HarridgeSchool of Basic & Medical Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Prof Dag AarslandDepartment of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Dr Axel BehrensThe Francis Crick Institute & King's Crick Partnership Dr Vasa Curcin Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Professor Helen Cox Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Dr Jennifer DowdGlobal Health and Social Medicine, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy Professor Ruth HarrisAdult Nursing Department, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Professor Annalisa Pastore
Department Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Professor Gordon ProctorMucosal and Salivary Biology Division, Dental Institute Professor Catherine ShanahanSchool of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Dr Claire StevesSchool of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Dr Katherine SleemanCicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care