RDS London is made up of a core team and local hubs based in the partner universities across London.
Click on a region of London to see the team for that area.
Our service is provided from four partner institutions located in different sections of London, embedded in applied research environments of KCL, ICL, QMUL, UCL and their associated NHS Trusts and Academic Health Science Centres.
We work collaboratively to deliver our service, and generally we will put you in contact with your local team after you request the advice of RDS London.
A core team based at the coordinating centre at KCL manage the service, organise events, develop information resources and maintain the RDS London website.
Dr Peter J Lovell, Deputy Director
T 020 7848 6632
Peter studied Chemistry at Imperial College, gaining a BSc Honours in 1989 and a PhD in 1992. He started his career at Roche Products in Welwyn Garden City as a team leader in Medicinal Chemistry. Following a move to GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in 1995, Peter led multidisciplinary research teams on a wide range of projects targeting antipsychotics, antidepressants and drugs for cognitive enhancement, sleep and bipolar disorders. In March 2009, he joined RDS London as Programme Manager and has been involved in the set up and management of the service.
Fiona Reid, Deputy Director
Fiona has a BSc in Mathematics from Strathclyde University, and an MSc in Statistics from Southampton University. She joined RDS London in July 2014, and has a joint post with the Medical Statistics Unit in the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London. Fiona has experience in the design and statistical analysis of clinical trials, surveys and epidemiological studies, and her research interests include the epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases, screening for eating disorders, and long-term outcomes for a spina bifida cohort.
Dr Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, PPI Lead
Aris is an organizational sociologist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has worked both as researcher and policy advisor at various organizations within the NHS and the National Institute of Health Research. Aris was previously an associate researcher at Cambridge’s Institute of Public Health. He has a joint appointment as a Research Associate in Social Science, providing consultancy for research supported by RDS London, and pursuing a research program within the ‘citizen engagement’ group of the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London.
Dr Hilary Jones, Communications Manager
T 020 7848 6684
Jonathan Paylor, PPI Advisor
Ray Leal, Information Officer
T 020 7848 6782
Ray studied Biochemistry at the University of Surrey, gaining a BSc Honours in 2010. After his undergraduate study, he began
working in various positions within the NHS PCT and then on to King’s College London in the Randall Division of Cell & Molecular
Biophysics as a research technician.