Dr Lev Mikheev

Horn Fellow at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge


Founder and Trustee, Mikheev Charitable Trust

Lev Mikheev was born and educated in Moscow, eventually specialising in an area of theoretical physics known as statistical mechanics. After receiving his PhD in 1989, Lev moved to the US and continued working in academia, publishing over 30 original papers. In 1995 he started a successful career in finance where he continued until early 2017 when he retired to pursue a range of other activities, including serving on the board of the Mikheev Charitable Trust which he had set up in 2015. Most recently in 2019, Lev founded HOOKE, an elite lifestyle medicine programme and longevity research centre which has become his primary focus with the aim of developing the business as a prototype for 21st century medicine.

  • 11 June 2018, 5:30pm

    Two cultures: can policy makers and academic institutions ever work together effectively?

    The UK has scientific advisers at the top of government, but with science, engineering and technology playing greater and greater roles in our lives there is a correspondingly greater need for a broader understanding of these issues by policy makers.

  • 8 February 2017, 5:30pm

    CSaP Annual Lecture 2017: Professor Chris Whitty, Department of Health

    There will be profound changes in health and disease over the next 20 years. The causes, demography and geography of ill health will shift significantly whilst the trend of demand for healthcare growing more rapidly than GNI is likely to continue. This lecture by Professor Chris Whitty discussed how it can predict, and help respond to, the policy challenges that will follow over the next 2 decades.