Prof Stephen Curry
Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College, UK.
The changing landscape for research metrics
Panel 1: Assessment of individual excellence: metrics, merits and gender
Stephen Curry is Professor of structural biology at Imperial College London. Since 2011, he has been Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences. Originally a physicist, he migrated to the life sciences during his PhD and postdoctoral stints in France, the UK and the USA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Biology. An active science blogger, Stephen Curry regularly writes on the larger social and political responsibilities of scientists and has covered many other issues both on his blog and in the national press.
His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Times Higher Education, The Biochemist, Research Fortnight, New Scientist, and in the Open Laboratory anthologies of the best science writing online in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. In 2014, he awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbial Education at the Society for General Microbiology. He is a board member of the Campaign for Science and Enginering (CaSE), Vice-Chair of the Science is Vital and served on the steering group for the recent HEFCE review of the role of metrics in research assessment.