Director, Ageing Research at King´s College of London, Specialty Chief Editor, Nutrition in Ageing and Healthy Longevity Section of Frontiers in Ageing, London, UK
Richard is a graduate of King’s (BSc, 1993 and PhD, 1996) and following postdoctoral research in the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, he joined the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences at King’s as a Lecturer in Nov 2001. He was previously Faculty Vice-Dean (International) between Feb 2017 and Dec 2018 and is currently Faculty Lead for the College Service Committee.
Since 2015 he has been the Director of Ageing Research at King´s (ARK), a cross-university Consortium of researchers taking a multidisciplinar approach to better understand the mechanism of ageing, improving health-span and the social and economic impact of ageing.
His research team focuses on the role of phytochemicals and nutrigenomics on redox signalling and mechanotransduction in cardiovascular and brain ageing. He has numerous international collaborations including University of Zurich, 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, 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 Associative Editor of Frontiers in Genetic and 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.