Claire is Deputy Director (Clinical) for TwinsUK. She is a Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust as well as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Claire is interested in the interactions between physical and mental health in ageing. Her current research focuses on the relationship between the gut, urinary and salivary microbiome and conditions of ageing, including cognitive ageing, frailty and multi-morbidity. Claire also leads on our new Wellcome Longitudinal Population Study grant which aims to expand our ability to contribute to health sciences, by linking with health records, social and environmental scientists. Claire graduated first class from Cambridge University in 1997. She joined the department in 2009 with a Wellcome Clinical Research Fellowship and gained a PhD as well as three small children by 2014!