King's Doctoral Students' Association

Student representation for specific faculties, locations or levels of study.
King's Doctoral Students' Association

The King's Doctoral Students' Association (KDSA) is the recognised representative body of the Postgraduate Research Student community. It is an autonomous body within the KCLSU representative structure and drives for the changes that doctoral students want to see. As a King’s doctoral student, you’re automatically part of KDSA.

Aim & Mission

KDSA is independent of King’s and works with the university to drive the changes doctoral students want.

  • Uphold, extend and defend the rights of doctoral/ postgraduate research students at King’s.
  • Establish a Peer Support Network for both academic and non-academic issues.
  • Promote student-led activity amongst new and existing PGR communities to build professional skills, share research ideas & network.

KDSA Board for 2019-20:

Chair – Francesco Pierangeli

Vice Chair – Shaikha Almazrouei

Secretary and Treasurer – Cyrus Fan

Representative for Faculty of Arts & Humanities – Yuna Lee

Representative for King’s Business School – Valentina Chan

Representative for The Dickson Poon School of Law – Myriam Gicquello

Representative for Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences – Andrew Henning

Representative for Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy - Alexis Calvas

Representatives for Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - Tanyel Ashik, Melissa Gargaro and Sara Nasereddin

Representative for Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience - Xhoana Lama

Representatives for Francis Crick Institute – Nikos Angelis and Lisa Dressler

GTA Representatives – Jacob Gracie-Burrow

Social Media Coordinator - Liang Ge

Event Coordinator - Claire McQuitty

Vacant Committee Positions:

Representative for Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

Representative for Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

LGBT Community Lead

Event Coordinator

Anyone interested should email attachcing a 200 word letter of interest and CV. 


The KDSA lead collective campaigning to bring change and improve the experience for their student community and beyond.

Some of the campaigns we have worked upon include:

  • Thesis Writing Space at King's
  • Lockers for PGR Students

Useful Links

KDSA Agreement
Centre for Doctoral Studies


Sorry, there are no memberships available to purchase.