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Ian Curran

Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons

Keynote speaker


Professor Ian Curran has recently been appointed as Vice Dean of Education and Professor at DukeNUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. Previously a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at St Bartholomew‘s Hospital in London.


He graduated from King‘s College London and completed his postgraduate medical training at St Barts, St Thomas‘ and the Royal London Hospitals. Ian has held a wide range of clinical, academic and senior professional leadership roles. He was previously Assistant Director of Education and Professional Standards for the UK General Medical Council, where he led the development of innovative graduate, post-graduate and continuing education standards including the pioneering UK generic professional capabilities frameworks.


He was appointed to Barts Medical School as Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in 2007, Reader in 2012 and Professor of Innovation and Excellence in Healthcare Education in 2014. He holds visiting appointments at UCL, King‘s College London,  Cass business School and the Mass General Institute of Health Professions Education. He is a Harvard Macy Scholar and visiting member of faculty for the 'Leading Innovation in Health and Education‘ programme at the Harvard Macy Institute in Boston.


Professor Curran was Head of Innovation and Postgraduate Dean of Educational Excellence for NHS London where he led London’s multi-award winning Simulation & Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative (STeLI). He has also been the Director of Education and Workforce Capability at Barts, the largest NHS Trust in the UK. He has led a number of large innovative regional workforce and transformational programmes and national educational initiatives. He has advised national and international governments, agencies and organisations and has promoted innovation, professional excellence and transformational leadership in health and education around the world. He has presented as keynote speaker at numerous international conferences and symposia.