Prof. Stephen Curry

Chair, Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) @ KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Chair, Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA)

Professor Stephen Curry holds joint appointments at the College. In October 2017, he was appointed as Assistant Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to direct the College’s strategy in this important area for staff and students.

Prof. Curry is also a member of the Department of Life Sciences (DoLS), where he has worked as a structural biologist on a variety of problems related to protein-drug interactions and the replication of RNA viruses such as foot-and-mouth disease virus and human norovirus (the winter vomiting bug). His group has made major contributions to our understanding of drug interactions with human serum albumin and of a range of host-virus protein interactions that are crucial to initiate the translation of viral RNA into new virus proteins in infected cells.

Though he is now winding down his structural biology research, Prof. Curry remains an active teacher in DoLS, contributing to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry. From 2011-15 he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in DoLS.

Prof Curry’s research and teaching have long been combined with strong interests in the wider role of science in society. He is active in public engagement, having made and presented a number of science videos. He has keen interests in science policy, particularly in R&D funding, research evaluation (and the use and misuse of metrics), and in scholarly publication. He is Chair of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). He has written extensively about science and the scientific life in the Guardian and on his Reciprocal Space blog.