Sir Paul Curran is President and Professor of Physical Geography at City University of London. His research is in the field of environmental Earth observation from satellite and airborne sensors. He studied at the Universities of Sheffield, Southampton and Bristol. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Sir Paul held academic appointments at the Universities of Reading, Sheffield and Swansea and was a Research Scientist with NASA in California. From 2005-10, he was Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Physical Geography at Bournemouth University. For the preceding twelve years, he held the positions of Head of the Geography Department, Dean of Science, Head of Winchester School of Art and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton. He was the Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Higher Education Workforce Steering Group and a Member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Board, its Remuneration and Audit Committees.
Appointed: April 2013 (reappointed in April 2016) Term ends: April 2019
The Chair of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration is independent. Its role is to make recommendations to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing of the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Assembly Government and the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland Executive on the remuneration of doctors and dentists taking any part in the National Health Service.