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Professor Carol Curran

Executive Dean

Profile image of Professor Carol Curran


School of Medicine


Institute of Nursing and Health Research


Room 17C20 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA



Professor Carol Curran is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences.

Carol has worked at Ulster University since 1996 and has held a number of posts including Head of the School of Nursing, Chief Executive Officer of Ulster University Health Limited and since 2011, had been Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences. Carol is widely recognised as a nurse leader, regularly delivering key-note addresses at prestigious conferences worldwide. She has been a visiting scholar at Kent State University, Ohio and is currently visiting professor at Qiqihar Medical University China.

Carol currently holds a Ministerial appointment as Chair of the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nurses and Midwives and is an elected member of the Executive of the UK Council of Deans of Health. In 2014 Carol was recognised in the Queen’s Honours, receiving an OBE for services to Education and Nursing in Northern Ireland.

Carol is a registered nurse and holds specialist qualifications in District Nursing and Education. She has a BSc, MSc and PhD all from Ulster University, along with a Diploma in Nursing from the University of London.