Stephen Harridge

Stephen Harridge


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Research interests

Human skeletal muscle, function, adaptation, stem cells, exercise and ageing

Biographical details

Steve Harridge has been Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at King;s since 2005. He is Director of the Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences (CHAPS) and Head (acting) of the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology. He has a multidisciplinary research interest in human skeletal muscle function and plasticity, with particular regard to ageing.

He obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham and then undertook post-doctoral work with Professor Bengt Saltin at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, Denmark. He then moved to a Lectureship position in the University Department of Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and subsequently to the Department of Physiology at University College London where he held Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship and Senior Lectureship positions.

He is currently Editor in Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 1993


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