Dr Curran is a research scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division’s Climate Processes and Change program and the ACE CRC’s cryosphere program.
Originally from Ireland, Dr Curran obtained his PhD from James Cook University in North Queensland. His PhD was focussed on measuring natural sulphur compounds from phytoplankton in seawater in the Great Barrier Reef and the Southern Ocean.
In his current rule, Dr Curran leads the Hobart ice core group and has been involved in numerous research trips drilling ice cores in both Antarctica and Greenland. He is Science Leader for the Aurora Basin ice core project.