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Dr Simon Cork is a Teaching Fellow in Medical Education in the GKT School of Medical Education at King's College London. He undertook his PhD at the University of Durham, examining the central pathways that regulate autonomic control of blood pressure. This was followed by post-doctoral research positions at University College London and Imperial College London, where his research focused on the neural control of appetite, specifically looking at the central glucagon-like peptide-1 system as well as the role of the vagus nerve in gut-brain communication.

Dr Cork is involved in various teaching activities across the medical and bioscience courses. He teaches various aspects of neuroscience as well as developing and leading a new problem based learning module targeted to Stage 1 medical students on the extended medical degree course.

Dr Cork has also appeared on various media platforms, including The Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2), The Today Programme (BBC Radio 4), Sky News, BBC News and ITV News and has been quoted in various newspapers including The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times.