Dr Thomas Curran

Dr Thomas Curran

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Languages
English
Key Expertise
Social Psychology, Perfectionism, Mental Health

About me

I am a British Psychological Society chartered social psychologist. My primary area of expertise is the personality characteristic of perfectionism, how it develops, and how it impacts on mental health. My most notable work is the theory of cultural influences on perfectionism, which rose to especial prominence following a 2017 publication of the first systems-level cohort study to show that perfectionism is on the rise in American, Canadian, and British college students. I am the author of over 30 published papers and book chapters on related topics and I have received numerous awards for my scholarship and research.

Informed by my research and expertise in data analysis, I have previously lectured to undergraduates in the UK and Australia. I now teach research method and statistics units in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science.

Awards

2018 Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology Reviewer of the Year

2015 American Psychological Association Division 47 Dissertation Award

2014 University of Leeds Research Excellence Award

Expertise Details

Social Psychology; Perfectionism; Mental Health; Research Methods; Statistics