Matthew Curran


Matthew Curran

Research Assistant

I began my career by studying a BSc Zoology/ Marine Zoology at the University of Wales, Bangor before moving on to study for a MSc in Taxonomy and Biodiversity run jointly by Imperial College and the Natural History Museum, London, and am now conducting a PhD studying the integration and use of science in the freshwater management sector. I spent some time working in the IT and Telecoms sector before training as a teacher in 2003. Between 2004 and 2009 I taught in a sixth form college in Essex teaching A-Level Biology and Human Biology, and GCSE Science. Eventually, progressing to Head of Human Biology and GCSE Science. In 2009 I moved to the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland and worked as a Civil Servant in the Rural Payments and Inspections Division until making the decision to move back into science. In 2013 I took up my current role as a research assistant with the Rivers and Lochs Institute at Inverness College, UHI.

Research Interests

  • Aquatic biodiversity and management.
  • River conservation and management.
  • Sustainable resource management and conservation.
  • Fisheries management and conservation.

Current and recent projects

  • PhD looking investigating the degree of integration of science and research in the freshwater fisheries management sector.