Hazards Process Safety Conference

Andrew Curran

Andrew Curran

  • Position Plenary speaker - New Technologies, Developments and Energy Transition

Professor Curran joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 1991. He has held a number of technical and leadership positions in both HSE and its previous agency, the Health and Safety Laboratory. He is currently the Director of Science, Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the Science and Engineering Profession for HSE.

As the Director of Science, Andrew is responsible for ensuring that HSE has access to the evidence it needs to make informed regulatory and policy decisions. He is the Chair of the Sheffield Group (the global network of national health and safety research organisations) and a member of the steering group for the Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health. Andrew is an honorary Professor at the University of Manchester, and a co-director of the Thomas Ashton Institute.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Chartered Management Institute, and is also an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (UK). He has been significantly involved in providing scientific advice in support of the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an active participant in the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and through leading one of the national Core Studies looking at transmission of the virus.

Andrew was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in His Majesty King Charles III’s first New Year Honours List in 2023 for his extensive public service.

Plenary presentation

New technologies, developments and energy transition

In his presentation, Andrew will talk about new technologies, developments and energy transition.

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