Dr Claire J Steves MA (Cantab) MBBS MRCP PhD (female) is a Reader in Ageing Research at King's College London and Locum Consultant Geriatrician at King's College Hospital. She graduated first class from Cambridge University in 1997, and went on to pursue clinical studies in the heart of the East End of London, graduating with multiple distinctions in 2000. She trained in the prestigious St Thomas’s medical rotation before specialising in Geriatric Medicine. In 2009 she undertook a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship, gaining a PhD in Epidemiology from King's College London in the process. She took up her current post with the Department of Twin Research in 2014 and currently leads a team investigating frailty in this ageing cohort, including supervising PhD and MSc students. She remains clinically active specialising in the management of acute delirium in hospital settings and dementia in medically complex patients.