• Academic Team
  • Clinical Research Team
  • Honorary Staff
  • Support Staff

You can find details for all our staff listed on these pages along with their contact details.

To reduce unsolicited emails sent to our staff all email addresses are provided in the format [at]kcl.ac.uk. Telephone numbers are provided in full for each person, including the extension number.

TwinsUK Academic Team

Professor

Professor Frances Williams

+44 (0) 207 188 6743

Frances runs her own research group studying the genetic epidemiology of common complex traits related to rheumatic diseases. In particular,...

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Claire Steves

+44 (0) 207 188 5396

Claire is Deputy Director (Clinical) for TwinsUK. She is a Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust...

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Kerrin Small

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 51719)

Kerrin is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Deputy Director (Scientific) of the TwinsUK Resource. Her research investigates...

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Jordana Bell

+44 (0) 207 188 1506

Jordana is head of the epigenomics research group at the DTR. Her research focuses on understanding the processes shaping epigenetic...

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Bioinformatician / Honorary Lecturer

Dr Massimo Mangino

+44 (0) 207 188 6743

Massimo received his Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He is currently head of bioinformatics...

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Mario Falchi

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 55908)

Mario is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, and Head of Bioinformatics for the School of Life Course Sciences....

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Research Fellow

Dr Cristina Menni

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52594)

Cristina received her Masters in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and her PhD in statistics from the University of...

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Research Fellow

Dr Alessia Visconti

Research Fellow

Dr Amy Roberts

Research Fellow

Dr Julia El-Sayed Moustafa

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 56323)
Research Fellow

Dr Maria Stalteri

Research Fellow

Dr Maxim Freydin

+44 (0) 207 188 6736
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Karla Lee

Research Associate

Dr Amrita Vijay

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52588)
Research Associate

Dr Adewale Adebayo

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52594)
Research Associate

Dr Caroline Le Roy

+44 (0) 207 188 6762
Research Associate

Dr Juan Castillo Fernandez

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52589)
Research Associate

Dr Marina Mora Ortiz

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 56323)
Research Associate

Dr Paraskevi Christofidou

Computational Scientist

Dr Fabio Rosa

N/A
PhD Student

Ruth Bowyer

+44 (0) 207 188 1504
PhD Student

Ismail El Khader

PhD Student

Olatz Mompeo Masachs

PhD Student / Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

Md Shafiqur Rahman

+44 (0) 207 188 1508
PhD Student

Marianna Sanna

+44 (0) 207 188 1508
PhD Student

Marcel van de Streek

+44 (0) 207 188 1508
PhD Student

Helena Wells

+44 (0) 207 188 8059
PhD Student

Philippa Wells

+44 (0) 207 188 8059
PhD Student

Antonino Zito

+44 (0) 207 188 1508
Microbiome Clinical Project Coordinator

Clare Stockwell

+44 (0) 207 188 9613
Research Assistant

Quincy D’Souza

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 53650)
Clinical Research Support Assistant

Rachel Horsfall

+44 (0) 207 188 6735

Academic Opthalmology Team

Frost Chair of Opthalmology

Prof Christopher Hammond

+44 (0) 207 188 8543

Chris started to work with TwinsUK in 1997 so has been a twin researcher for over 20 years! His research...

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Lecturer

Dr Pirro Hysi

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Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Omar Mahroo

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Honorary Academic Clinical Fellow

Dr Zak Jarrar

Research Assistant

Diana Kozareva

88541
PA to Prof Chris Hammond

Maria Bell

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PhD Student

Mark Simcoe

86753
PhD Student

Karina Patasova

+44 (0) 207 188 6753

TwinsUK Clinical Research Team

Clinical Operations Manager

Ayrun Nessa

+44 (0) 207 188 6740

Ayrun has been an integral member of TwinsUK for 14 years initially working as a Lab Assistant. Later Ayrun joined...

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Clinical Operations Manager (maternity cover)

Alyce Sheedy

+44 (0) 207 188 6740

Alyce is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Twins Research Department. Her role is to oversee the day-to-day running of...

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Research Nurse

Johanna Honey

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52599)
Research Nurse

Angela Clifford

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52598)
Research Nurse

Deeqa Ahmed

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 53650)
Clinical Research Support Assistant

Shukri Noor

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52851)
Clinical Research Support Assistant

Maria Matey Hernandez

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52592)
Clinical Research Support Assistant

Maxine Smith

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52602)

Nutrition Team

Nutrition Manager

Haya Al-Khatib

+44 (0) 203 936 8829
Nutritionist

Abigail Bournot

+44 (0) 203 936 8829
Nutritionist

Inbar Lindenberg

+44 (0) 203 936 8829
Nutritionist

Kirstin Mapstone

+44 (0) 203 936 8829
Nutritionist

Zana Ajeti

+44 (0) 203 936 8829
Nutritionist

Rachel Hine

+44 (0) 203 936 8829

GSTT/KCL NIHR Bioresource team

BioResource Nurse

Magda Martinez

BRC Research Assistant

Namakau Nakazwe

Visiting Research Associate

Dr Pei Chien-Tsai

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Visiting Research Associate

Dr Maria Needhamsen

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Honorary Research Associate

Dr Andrea Burri

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Elena Carnero-Montoro

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Yuko Kurushima

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Alberto De Meglio

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Simone Ribero

N/A
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Juhani Maatta

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Gregory Livshits

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Kirsten Ward

N/A
Visiting Professor

Professor Gordon Lauc

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Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Barbara Prainsack

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Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ana Vinuela

N/A
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Veronique Bataille

N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Alexander MacGregor

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Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Yalda Jamshidi

N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Scott Wilson

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Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Brent Richards

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Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Ana Valdes

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Visiting Professor

Professor Paul Franks

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Visiting Professor

Professor Karsten Suhre

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Management Team

Finance and Research Grants Manager

Christel Barnetson

+44 (0) 207 188 6723

Christel has been a member of the Department of Twin Research since 1994 and has been involved with the Research...

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Laboratory Manager

Gabriela Surdulescu

+44 (0) 207 188 6751

Gabriela oversees TwinsUK’s laboratory work and manages the laboratory team. TwinsUK has a vast biorepository of more than 500,000 twin...

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Head of IT, Data and Admin

Darioush Yarand

+44 (0) 207 188 6732

Darioush oversees data management and research administration at TwinsUK. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Microelectronics from Queen...

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Clinical Operations Manager

Ayrun Nessa

+44 (0) 207 188 6740

Ayrun has been an integral member of TwinsUK for 14 years initially working as a Lab Assistant. Later Ayrun joined...

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Executive Assistant to Director & Data Sharing Manager

Victoria Vazquez

+44 (0) 207 188 6765

Victoria Vazquez is the TwinsUK Data Access and Collaborations Manager ensuring smooth access to data from the scientific community. Victoria...

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Clinical Operations Manager (maternity cover)

Alyce Sheedy

+44 (0) 207 188 6740

Alyce is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Twins Research Department. Her role is to oversee the day-to-day running of...

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Engagement and Communications Manager

Sarah Bailey

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52853)

Sarah oversees public engagement and communications at the DTR and looks after engagement with twin volunteers. She has a scientific...

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Admin and Research Support Staff

TwinsUK Administrative Assistant

Chloe Helsey

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52857)
Senior Research Administrator

Merve Demirol

+44 (0) 207 188 1928
Research Administrator

Gulsah Akdag

+44 (0) 207 188 1925
Research Administrator

Anna Martin

+44 (0) 207 188 1928
Data Processing Assistant

Rajan Wignarajah

+44 (0) 207 188 1928
Project Coordinator

Taha Bhatti

+44 (0) 207 188 6752

IT/Data Team

Data Access Manager

Genevieve Lachance

+44 (0) 207 188 6729
IT Support

Andrew Anastasiou

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52597)
Database Developer

Paul Snook

+44 (0) 207 188 6742

Laboratory Team

Senior BioResource Research Technician

Sam Wadge

+44 (0) 207 18 86724
Senior Microbiome Lab Technician

Andrei Baleanu

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Lisa Nyamudyambanje

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Bana Ambasager

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Alireza Esperooz

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Dovile Vaitkute

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