Keynote Speaker Biography

Steve Harridge

Steve Harridge

Steve Harridge is physiologist with a wide ranging (genes to muscle function) research interest in human skeletal muscle function and plasticity.  He hast a particular interest in ageing muscle. He obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham after which he spent three years at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the Copenhagen Muscle Research, Denmark.  He returned to the UK to take a Lectureship in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, prior to spending 7 years in the Department of Physiology at University College London as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer. He was appointed Professor of Human and Applied Physiology at King’s College London 2005.  Steve is currently Convenor of the Human Physiology Special Interest Group of The Physiological Society and a member of the Scientific Committee of the European College of Sports Science. He is on the Editorial Board of Experimental Physiology and the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. In addition to his research he is Director of the MSc programme in Human and Applied Physiology at King’s and contributes to the post-graduate programmes in Advanced Physiotherapy. 

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