Programme lead for mental health, University of Essex
Thomas Currid has worked at various levels in clinical, educational and managerial roles in the NHS, prior to embarking on an academic career.
He is interested in public mental health and has written extensively on this subject in the context of various environments. He enjoys writing for publication, presenting at conferences and is keen to encourage others.
Thomas is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, senior associate of the Royal Society of Medicine, member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists, member of the Mental Health Nurse Academics, member of the Royal College of Nursing and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered nurse, registered teacher and specialist practitioner.
In 2013, he was awarded the Exceptional Support beyond Teaching award at London South Bank University and in 2016 was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
Thomas continues to work as a cognitive behavioural therapist in a voluntary capacity and is a consultant to a number of charities.