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Research interests

  • Paraglacial, periglacial and glacial geomorphology
  • Holocene landscape evolution and environmental change in upland Britain
  • Alpine and arctic environments


Dr Curry is a British university lecturer in physical geography, with particular interest in periglacial and paraglacial geomorphology, Holocene landscape evolution and Quaternary environmental change. After completing his PhD in Scotland in 1998, he lectured for 4 years at the University of Hertfordshire. From 2004 until 2017 he was a member of the Christian mission agency OMF International (Cambodia), where he worked as a lecturer/advisor to the Department of Geography and Land Management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In 2017 he returned to the University of Hertfordshire as Lecturer in Physical Geography, and Senior Lecturer in 2019. Since 2020 he has been joint Subject Group Lead (Geography, Environment and Planning). Current projects include the timing of debris flow activity in upland Britain; paraglacial modification and stabilisation of lateral moraines in the European Alps; postglacial rock-slope failure in Norway; evaluation of Schmidt hammer exposure dating (SHED) for Lateglacial events in NW Scotland.

Teaching specialisms

  • Geomorphology
  • Quaternary Science
  • Physical Geography
  • Research Methods

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, MA, The University of Oxford

Award Date: 11 Jun 2005

Biblical and Intercultural Studies, Certificate of Higher Education, The Open University

Sept 2003May 2004

Award Date: 29 Jun 2004

Physical Geography, PhD, Paraglacial Modification of Drift-Mantled Hillslopes, The University of St Andrews

Oct 1995Sept 1998

Award Date: 22 Jun 2001

Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate , University of Hertfordshire

Sept 1999Jul 2000

Award Date: 30 Oct 2000

Geography, BA Hons, The University of Oxford

Sept 1992Jun 1995

Award Date: 21 Oct 1995

External positions

Adviser, Department of Geography and Land Management, Royal University of Phnom Penh

Jan 2006Dec 2017


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