• 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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Professor

Professor Claire Steves

+44 (0) 207 188 5396

Claire is Professor of Ageing and Health and the Clinical Director of TwinsUK, King’s College London. She is also a...

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Reader

Dr Kerrin Small

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

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

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Reader

Dr Jordana Bell

+44 (0) 207 188 1506

Jordana is a Reader at King's College London and head of the epigenomics research group at the DTR. Her research...

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Bioinformatician / Honorary Senior 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)
Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Karla Lee

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

Research Assistant

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

Philippa Wells

+44 (0) 207 188 8059
Research Assistant

Antonino Zito

+44 (0) 207 188 1508

Academic Opthalmology Team

Frost Chair of Opthalmology

Professor 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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Senior Lecturer

Dr Pirro Hysi

88545

Dr Pirro Hysi is a Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology.

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Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Omar Mahroo

81504
Honorary Academic Clinical Fellow

Dr Zak Jarrar

Research Assistant

Diana Kozareva

88541
PA to Prof Chris Hammond

Maria Bell

89055
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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Research Nurse

Johanna Honey

+44 (0) 207 188 7188 (ext. 52599)
Clinical Research Support Assistant

Shukri Noor

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

Maxine Smith

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

Nutrition Team

Nutritionist

Inbar Lindenberg

+44 (0) 203 936 8829

GSTT/KCL NIHR Bioresource team

Visiting Research Associate

Dr Pei Chien-Tsai

N/A
Visiting Research Associate

Dr Maria Needhamsen

N/A
Honorary Research Associate

Dr Andrea Burri

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Elena Carnero-Montoro

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Yuko Kurushima

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Alberto De Meglio

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Simone Ribero

N/A
Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Juhani Maatta

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Gregory Livshits

N/A
Visiting Professor

Professor Gordon Lauc

N/A
Honorary Research Fellow

Professor Barbara Prainsack

N/A
Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ana Vinuela

N/A
Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Dr Veronique Bataille

N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Alexander MacGregor

N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Yalda Jamshidi

N/A
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Dr Scott Wilson

N/A
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Brent Richards

N/A
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Ana Valdes

N/A
Visiting Professor

Professor Paul Franks

N/A
Visiting Professor

Professor Karsten Suhre

N/A

Management Team

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Programme Manager

Paz Garcia

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

Paz is Programme Manager, working broadly across operations to ensure studies are set up and delivered successfully. Paz also oversees...

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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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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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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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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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Admin and Research Support Staff

Project Coordinator

Taha Bhatti

+44 (0) 207 188 6752
Research Administrator

Gulsah Akdag

+44 (0) 207 188 1925
Data Processing Assistant

Rajan Wignarajah

+44 (0) 207 188 1928

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

Lab technician

Veronika Krasna

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Senior Technician (Biosamples)

Sam Wadge

+44 (0) 207 18 86724
Specialist Chief Technician (Microbiome)

Andrei Baleanu

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Dovile Vaitkute

+44 (0) 207 188 6724
Lab Technician

Christiana Skarlatopoulou

+44 (0) 207 188 6724