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Richard is a graduate of King’s (BSc and PhD) and joined the Physiology Department as a Lecturer in 2001. He was Faculty Vice-Dean (International) from 2017 to 2018 and is currently Faculty Lead for the College Service Committee. He is also the Director of Ageing Research at King’s (ARK), a cross-Faculty consortium of researchers taking a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the mechanisms of ageing, improving health-span and the social impact of ageing.

His research team focuses on the role of phytochemicals and nutrigenomics on redox signalling and mechanotransduction in cardiovascular ageing. He has numerous international collaborations including National University of Singapore, Harvard Medical School, Charite Berlin and TU Dresden.

Richard has championed the Framework Partnership between King’s and Unilever through his research collaborations and sabbatical at their global R&D Centres. Richard has established the King’s India Summer Session at Unilever Bangalore, a unique international academic-industry educational initiative. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Committee member of the European Vascular Biology Organisation, European Society for Microcirculation and Society for Free Radical Research Europe.

Richard is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity and a member of the International Advisory Board of The Lancet Healthy Longevity.

Course teacher: Cardiovascular Research
Course teacher: Pharmacology


Dr Richard Siow is a Reader in Vascular Biology within the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences. Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.