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Faculty Leadership

Professor Ajay Shah - Executive Dean

Ajay Shah is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and leads the Faculty's academic and strategic direction. He is the James Black Professor of Medicine, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor of Cardiology, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at King's College Hospital and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. As Director of the King’s BHF Centre of Research Excellence, he has established an internationally leading unit at King’s that has been instrumental in generating cardiovascular advances from bench to bedside.

Professor Ajay Shah

Keith Newton - Director of Operations

Keith Newton leads the professional services team in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Working with the Executive Dean, he is responsible for Faculty strategy, planning, resources and operations. His responsibilities span education delivery and support, communications, health and safety, diversity and inclusion, research and impact and Faculty governance. He has worked at King's since 1997.



Faculty Academic Leads

Deans and Vice Deans

Heads of Schools

Associate Deans

Faculty Professional Service Leads

Faculty-wide Leads

School Managers

  • Dr Denise Barton logo

    Dr Denise Barton

    School Manager, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

  • Dr Stephen Bunting logo

    Dr Stephen Bunting

    School Manager, School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Bethan Jones logo

    Bethan Jones

    School Manager, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences

  • Sophie Lo logo

    Sophie Lo

    School Manager, School of Life Course & Population Sciences

  • Dr Silvia Pedroni logo

    Dr Silvia Pedroni

    School Manager, School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences

  • Joan Xavier logo

    Joan Xavier

    School Manager, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences

  • Dr Tania Alcantarilla logo

    Dr Tania Alcantarilla

    Centre Manager, Centre for Education

Our people


Find out more about staff in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine