Richard Siow

Sectors: Research and Academia, Policy.

Dr Siow is the Coordinator and Committee Chair of Ageing Research at King’s (ARK), a cross-Faculty consortium of researchers taking a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and related diseases to improve health-span, clinical translation and the social impact of ageing.

The primary purpose of ARK is to enhance multidisciplinary research collaborations within King’s to better understand the mechanisms of ageing and improving health-span. ARK is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of an ageing world, and to provide answers at multiple levels, from cellular mechanisms to social sciences.

Richard is a graduate of King’s (BSc and PhD) and joined the Physiology Department as a Lecturer in 2001. Richard has championed the Partnership between King’s and Unilever through his research collaborations with their global R&D Centres in UK, Netherlands, USA, India and China. He is engaged in King’s international partnership activity including with academic institutions and industry in Germany, USA, India, China, Singapore and Taiwan. Richard has also established the King’s India Summer Session at Unilever Bangalore, a unique international academic-industry educational initiative.