Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Associate



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Desk 7Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Kirk is a postdoctoral research associate in the Cardio-Respiratory Interface Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute. Kirk completed a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Reading and secured MRC funding for his PhD studies at the University of Leicester. Upon completion of his PhD in 2016 he took up a postdoctoral researcher position at Anglia Ruskin University on a British Heart Foundation funded project. Kirk joined Dr Michael Emerson’s Platelet Biology Group in January 2017 and is investigating the impact of antiretroviral therapies on platelet function.

Kirk is actively involved in public engagement initiatives having run three Pint of Science events in 2018 and coordinating the College's 2019 Festival (28 events, 1,500 attendees). He will continue to coordinate Pint of Science for 2020, so get in touch if you want to get involved. Kirk also developed and delivered a public engagement event for the 2019 LGBT STEM day, which showcased LGBT researchers from Universities across London.  



Taylor KA, Machlus KR, 2020, Blood and Bone: The quarantine chronicles, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Boustani K, Taylor KA, 2020, Navigating LGBTQ+ discrimination in academia: where do we go from here?, The Biochemist, Vol:42, ISSN:0954-982X, Pages:16-20

Taylor KA, Mahaut-Smith MP, 2019, A major interspecies difference in the ionic selectivity of megakaryocyte Ca2+-activated channels sensitive to the TMEM16F inhibitor CaCCinh-A01, Platelets (london), Vol:30, ISSN:0953-7104, Pages:962-966


Khawaja AA, Taylor KA, Lovell AO, et al., 2019, Distinct pro-inflammatory and cardio-protective effects of antiretroviral drugs in vascular endothelial cells, WILEY, Pages:230-230, ISSN:1464-2662

Lovell AO, Taylor KA, Winston A, et al., 2019, Investigation of the impact of antiretroviral therapy upon platelet activation to determine HIV-associated cardiovascular risk, British-Pharmacology-Society Meeting (Pharmacology), WILEY, Pages:3047-3047, ISSN:0007-1188

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