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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Institute CO-Director awarded CBE in the King's New Years Honours list 2023

6 January 2023

Professor Andrew Curran, Co-Director for the Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research, and newly appointed Director of Science at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been awarded a CBE – a Commander of the Order of the British Empire – for his significant contribution to public service.

Headshot of Professor Andrew Curran delivering a seminar at the PROTECT conference

With a career spanning more than three decades, Professor Curran - who is also the Deputy Head of the Government Science and Engineering Profession - has led crucial research into protecting people's health and safety at work - from occupational diseases, to reducing carbon emissions and exposure to harmful substances.

He also led the largest study in the world to better understand the transmission of Covid-19, which helped support the UK's response to the pandemic.

Read more about this story on the HSE's news site.

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