About UKAN

Each network facilitates the development of new research approaches to the challenges and opportunities of our ageing population.

Meet the UKAN Directorate and Coordinating Team

Prof. Richard Faragher

UKAN Co-Director

Co-Director of BLAST Network and Professor of Biogerontology at University of Brighton

Prof. Lynne Cox

UKAN Co-Director

Co-Director of BLAST Network and Associate Professor in Biochemistry at University of Oxford

Dr. Kambiz Alavian

UKAN Deputy Director

Co-I of MyAge Network and Reader in Neuroscience at Imperial College London

Prof. Richard Hartley

UKAN Directorate Member

Co-I of BLAST Network and Professor of Chemical Biology at University of Glasgow

Siobhan O’Dowd

UKAN Coordinating Team Member

Project Manager for BLAST/UKAN at the University of Brighton

Samantha Tankard

UKAN Coordinating Team Member

Coordinator for UKAN at the University of Brighton

Danny Ayala

UKAN Coordinating Team Member

Administrator for BLAST/UKAN at the University of Brighton

UKAN draws together 11 UK-wide ageing research networks to facilitate knowledge exchange, forge new collaborative links and enable novel research across all academic disciplines, with the aim of improving health and wellbeing for older adults.

UKAN also aims to become the voice for ageing researchers across the UK, working with older people’s groups, funders and policy makers as well as health care professionals and regulators to ensure that ageing research is properly resourced and that relevant findings are rapidly implemented into policy  and practice.

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