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Richard is a graduate of King’s (BSc Nutrition, PhD Cardiovascular Physiology) and following postdoctoral research in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, he joined the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences at King's as a Lecturer in November 2001. He was previously Vice-Dean (International), Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and Faculty Lead for the College Service Committee and a visiting academic in the Healthy Longevity Innovation Centre, University of Zurich.

Since 2015 he has been the Director of Ageing Research at King’s (ARK), a cross-university consortium of researchers taking a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the mechanisms of ageing, improving health-span and the social and economic impact of ageing. He is currently a visiting senior academic in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford. 

His research team focuses on the role of nutrigenomics and ageing on redox signalling in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health and disease. He has numerous international collaborations including University of Oxford, University of Zurich, National University of Singapore, Harvard Medical School, Charite Berlin and Technical University of Dresden and University of Tsukuba.

Richard championed the Framework Partnership between King’s and Unilever through his research collaborations and one year 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, UK Lead for the International Society on Ageing & Disease, Committee Member of European Society for Microcirculation and Society for Free Radical Research - Europe.

Richard is the Specialty Chief Editor, Nutrition in Ageing and Healthy Longevity Section of Frontiers in Ageing, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition, 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. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and has been awarded over £4m in collaborative research funding.

Course teacher: Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences


Dr Richard Siow is Director of Ageing Research at King's (ARK) and a Reader in Vascular Biology within the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences. Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.