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Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary consortium which brings together scholarship, research, innovation and entrepreneurship in ageing across the life course in several complementary fields. ARK is a leading industry-academic R&D hub for personalised and preventive diagnostics, prognostics and therapeutics, and 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 to better inform global policy makers.


The primary purpose of ARK is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaborations within King’s and our external global academic and industry partners to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and to improve health-span and longevity in the community. ARK is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an ageing world, and to provide answers at multiple levels, from cellular mechanisms and regenerative therapies to social sciences, influencing government policies, consumer industries and clinical research. Our network within King's includes the recently established Centre for Ageing Resilience In a Changing Environment (CARICE) and will incorporate elements of the new multidisciplinary education and research programmes being developed at King's. ARK hosts a series of talks and symposia on ageing and healthy longevity - selected events are listed under the Activities tab below.

Our Partners

ARK facilitates collaborations with researchers across the breadth of King's College London, King's Health Partners and the Health Innovation Network. ARK has affiliated principal investigators in every Faculty at King's including the TransCampus and the Francis Crick Institute. We value our UK and international partners and take a holistic approach to our ageing and longevity collaborations with a view to develop innovative partnerships between academia and industry.

Our partnerships include those listed below and Twins UKAlzheimer's Research UK, International Society on Ageing & Disease and we are the founding academic member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity.