Professor Alison Curnow
Alison Curnow was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Exeter in 2003. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006 and is a longstanding member of the Medical School’s academic faculty. She is now Director of Medicine (Academic) for the School’s undergraduate medical programme and Associate Professor in Science & Scholarship. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and a photobiologist known for her translational research of light activated cancer drug treatments (photodynamic therapy).
“In 2015, I was nominated for and completed the Aurora, Developing Women Leaders in Higher Education programme run by the Leadership Foundation. This professional development, sponsored by my College, has facilitated my continued professional growth, specifically through increasing my adaptive skill set, impact, confidence and ability to overcome barriers. As a direct result of this opportunity, I applied for and secured the Deputy Director role of the BMBS undergraduate medical programme at Exeter. A position I would not have even contemplated competing for previously. By becoming less risk-adverse, I have learnt that more opportunities to demonstrate my abilities present themselves.”