Thomas Currid, University of Essex
Thomas Currid
Director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability
University of Essex

Thomas Currid has worked at various levels in clinical, educational, and managerial roles in the NHS, prior to embarking on an academic career. Thomas is currently the Head of Nursing and Director of Student Engagement, Satisfaction and Employability at the University of Essex. Whilst he continues to teach and undertake the role of Academic Assessor to undergraduate students, at Post Graduate level, he supervises Professional Doctorate and PhD students. His current research includes the experience of international nurses, and he is the Co-Principal Investigator for a study that explores the fundamentals of care for people living with Dementia. Other research and practice interests include, Public Mental Health, Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacogenetics and Workforce Planning, Education and Training. Thomas is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of the Mental Health Nurse Academics, member of the Royal College of Nursing and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, registered teacher and specialist practitioner. In 2013, he was awarded the Exceptional Support beyond Teaching award at London South Bank University and in 2016 was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services