Portrait of Professor Stephen  Curran Professor Stephen Curran

s.curran@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472443



Biography

Stephen trained in Leeds and worked as a Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Leeds until he took up his current post as Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Wakefield in 1998. As well as running a busy old age psychiatry service he is also Lead Clinician for the Wakefield Memory Service and Associate Medical Director for Education and Training for the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He is also an Examiner  and a member of the Medical Education Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In 2002 Stephen joined the University and has led the Ageing and Mental Health Research Group in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research since his appointment.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Stephen is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and a visiting researcher in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.

Research interests

Stephen’s particular area of interest is old age psychopharmacology. He has published extensively in peer review journals and has also edited a family of  books in this area. He also regularly presents at international scientific meetings and edits an international journal on human psychopharmacology.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Wattis, J., Curran, S. and Rogers, M. (2017) Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care . London, UK: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781138739116

2016

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2016) ‘The importance of spirituality in caring for patientsBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine , 77 (9), pp. 500-501. ISSN 1750-8460

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2016) ‘Spirituality of living with loss: spirituality of ageing.’. In: Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists. pp. 160-172. ISBN 9781909726451

2014

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2014) ‘Referral to the old age psychiatry services’. In: The Care Home Handbook. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 344-344. ISBN 978-1-118-31462-3

Wattis, J., Rogers, M. and Curran, S. (2014) ‘Spirituality’. In: The Care Home Handbook. Chichester: Wiley. . ISBN 9781118690345

2013

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2013) Practical Psychiatry of Old Age, Fifth Edition . : Radcliffe. ISBN 9781908911988

2011

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Leckey, J., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2011) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 8 (1), p. 2. ISSN 1743-6885

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2011) Practical Management of Dementia - a multi-professional approach (2nd Edition) . Oxford/Milton Keynes: Radcliffe. ISBN 9781846194122

Morrell, C., Curran, S., Topping, A., Shaik, K., Muthukrishnan, V. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘Identification of depressive disorder among older people in care homes – a feasibility studyPrimary Health Care Research & Development , 12 (3), pp. 255-265. ISSN 1463-4236

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2011) Practical Management and Leadership for Doctors . Milton Keynes: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781846194900

Subramani, J., Devasahayam, A., Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2011) ‘Sexuality in Older PeopleGeriatric Medicine , 41 (1), pp. 31-35. ISSN 0268-201X

2010

Roberts, N., Curran, S., Minogue, V., Shewan, J., Spencer, R. and Wattis, J. (2010) ‘A Pilot Study of the Impact of NHS Patient Transportation on Older People with DementiaInternational Journal of Alzheimer's Disease , 2010. ISSN 2090-0252

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Leckey, J., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2010) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 7 (1), pp. 3-4. ISSN 1743-6885

2009

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2009) ‘Lifestyle and depressionGeriatric Medicine , 39 (10), pp. 570-573. ISSN 0268-201X

Kruger, S., Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2009) ‘Generalised anxiety disorderGeriatric Medicine , 39 (6), pp. 339-344. ISSN 0268-201X

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2009) ‘Dementia’. In: ABC of Geriatric Medicine. London: BMJ Books. pp. 39-42. ISBN 978-1-4051-6942-4

2008

Curran, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2008) ‘P.2.a.004 Use of antidepressants in older people with mental illnessEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology , 18 (Supple), p. S294-S295. ISSN 0924977X

Curran, S. and Curran, J. (2008) Starting Medical Research: A Practical Guide . Dartford: National Services for Health Improvement. ISBN 978 0 9554803 5 5

Curran, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2008) ‘Pharmacological management of depression in older people’. In: Practical Management of Affective Disorders in Older People: a multi-professional approach. Abingdon: Radcliffe Publishing. pp. 54-79. ISBN 9781846191015

Musa, S., Byrne, A. and Curran, S. (2008) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 49-55. ISBN 9780444527677

2007

Curran, S., Turner, D., Musa, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2007) ‘P.8.a.004 Comparison of hypnotic drug use in older people with depression, dementia and schizophreniaEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology , 17 (Supple), p. S581-S582. ISSN 0924977X

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2007) ‘Delirium: the elusive diagnosisGeriatric Medicine , 35 (10), pp. 47-55. ISSN 0268-201X

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2007) ‘Tagging for people with dementiaGeriatric Medicine , 37 (5), pp. 57-58. ISSN 0268-201X

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2007) ‘Spirituality and mental well being in old ageMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 4 (1), pp. 31-36. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2007) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 4 (1), pp. 3-4. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S., Turner, D., Musa, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2007) ‘Use of hypnotics in older people with mental illness: a systematic study of tolerability and use in different diagnostic groupsMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 4 (1), pp. 55-64. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S., Turner, D., Musa, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2007) ‘Use of Antidepressants in Older People with Mental Illness; A Systematic Study of Tolerability and Use in Different Diagnostic GroupsAlzheimer's Disease Research Journal , 1 (1/2), pp. 27-35. ISSN 1935-2514

Curran, S. and Shafiq, S. (2007) ‘Treatment of depression in older people in care homesJournal of Care Services Management , 1 (2), pp. 155-165. ISSN 1750-1687

Musa, S., Byrne, A. and Curran, S. (2007) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 51-59. ISBN 9780444519863

Gibson, G., Timlin, A., Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2007) ‘The impact of location on satisfaction with dementia services amongst people with dementia and their informal carers: a comparative evaluation of a community-based and a clinic-based memory serviceInternational Psychogeriatrics , 19 (2), pp. 267-277. ISSN 1041-6102

2006

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Spirituality and mental well being in old ageGeriatric Medicine , 36 (12), pp. 13-17. ISSN 0268-201X

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Older men and depressionGeriatric Medicine , 36 (11), pp. 37-42. ISSN 0268-201X

Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2006) ‘Hidden conditions: detecting deleriumGeriatric Medicine , 36, pp. 41-47. ISSN 0268-201X

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2006) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 3 (2), p. 105. ISSN 1743-6885

Wattis, J., Wilson, K. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Day hospitals in old age psychiatry: a revivalGeriatric Medicine , 34 (9), pp. 11-18. ISSN 0268-201X

Byrne, A., Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Alzheimer's disease: proposed guidance from NICEGeriatric Medicine , 36 (5), pp. 13-16. ISSN 0268-201X

Curran, S., Byrne, A. and Wattis, J. (2006) ‘Pharmacological treatment of depression in older peopleMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 3 (1), pp. 63-85. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2006) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 3 (1), pp. 2-3. ISSN 1743-6885

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Depression in older peopleDispensing Doctor , 22 (2), pp. 16-19.

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Advances in Alzheimer's diseaseDispensing Doctor , 22 (1), pp. 17-19.

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) Practical psychiatry of old age . London, UK: Radcliffe. ISBN 9781857757965

Timlin, A., Gibson, G., Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2006) ‘A comparative evaluation: two models of memory serviceJournal of Dementia Care , 14 (4), pp. 35-36. ISSN 1351-8372

Curran, S., Musa, S. and Turner, D. (2006) ‘Use of psychotropic drugs in older people with mental illnessEuropean Neuropsychopharmacology , 16, p. S544. ISSN 0924977X

Curran, S. and Byrne, A. (2006) ‘Use of antipsychotics in dementia: where do we go from here?Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry , 10 (3), pp. 6-11. ISSN 1367-7543

Kozman, M., Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006) ‘Pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological disturbance in dementiaHuman Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental , 21 (1), pp. 1-12. ISSN 0885-6222

2005

Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2005) ‘DepressionGeriatric Medicine , 35 (10), pp. 41-46. ISSN 0268-201X

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2005) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 2 (2), p. 76. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2005) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 2 (1), p. 3. ISSN 1743-6885

Timlin, A., Gibson, G., Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2005) Memory matters: a report exploring issues around the delivery of anti-dementia medication Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2005) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 52-58. ISBN 978-0-444-51571-1

Curran, S., Nightingale, S. and Wattis, J. (2005) ‘Assessment of older people before using psychotropic drugs’. In: Practical old age psychopharmacology: a multi-professional approach. Oxford: Radcliffe. pp. 47-72. ISBN 1857759583

2004

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2004) ‘DeliriumGeriatric Medicine , 34 (10), pp. 20-22. ISSN 0268-201X

Curran, S., Dew, N., Halstead, J., Leach, C., Lister, T., Lucock, M., Minogue, V. and Shaw, S. (2004) ‘EditorialMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 1 (1), p. 3. ISSN 1743-6885

Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2004) ‘Psychopharmacology in the elderly’. In: Seminars in clinical psychopharmacology. London: RCPsych Publications. pp. 447-484. ISBN 9781904671084

Curran, S. and Sood, L. (2004) ‘Early detection of Alzheimer's disease’. In: Practical management of dementia. Oxford: Radcliffe. pp. 45-62. ISBN 9781857759310

Curran, S., Wilson, S., Musa, S. and Wattis, J. (2004) ‘Critical Flicker Fusion Threshold in patients with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementiaInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 19 (6), pp. 575-581. ISSN 0885-6230

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2004) ‘Hypnotics and sedatives’. In: Side effects of drugs. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp. 43-48. ISBN 0444513566

Gibson, G., Timlin, A., Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2004) ‘The scope for qualitative methods in research and clinical trials in dementiaAge and Ageing , 33 (4), pp. 422-426. ISSN 0002-0729

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2004) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 43-48. ISBN 978-0-444-51356-4

2003

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2003) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side effects of drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 51-59. ISBN 978-0-444-50999-4

Curran, S. and Clibbens, R. (2003) ‘Prescribing antipsychotics in older peopleGeriatric Medicine , 33 (3), pp. 49-54. ISSN 0268-201X

Green, A., Nightingale, S. and Curran, S. (2003) ‘Review of pharmacological treatment of depression in older peopleCPD Bulletin: old age psychiatry , 3 (3), pp. 79-83. ISSN 1464-2514

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2003) ‘Physical complaints and psychiatric disorderGeriatric Medicine , 33, pp. 33-39. ISSN 0268-201X

Neil, W., Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2003) ‘Antipsychotic prescribing in older peopleAge and Ageing , 32 (5), pp. 475-483. ISSN 0002-0729

2002

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2002) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 47-52. ISBN 978-0-444-50674-0

Curran, S., Harris, L., Macdonald, A., Pollock, C., Roney, G. and Silkstone, D. (2002) ‘Antipsychotics in clinical practice: guidelines for safe and effective useHuman Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental , 17 (2), pp. 75-82. ISSN 08856222

2001

Curran, S. and Musa, S. (2001) ‘Hypnosedatives and anxiolytics’. In: Side Effects of Drugs. London: Elsevier. pp. 45-52. ISBN 978-0-444-50512-5

Curran, S., Wattis, J. and Lynch, S. (2001) Practical management of depression in older people . London, UK: Arnold. ISBN 9780340763865

Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2001) Practical psychiatry of old age . Abingdon, UK: Radcliffe. ISBN 1 85775 245 7

Wilson, S. and Curran, S. (2001) ‘The pharmacological treatment of depression in older people’. In: Practical Management of Depression in Older People. London, UK: Arnold. pp. 44-60. ISBN 9780340763865

2000

Curran, S. and Wattis, J. (2000) ‘Critical flicker fusion threshold: a potentially useful measure for the early detection of Alzheimer's diseaseHuman Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental , 15 (2), pp. 103-112. ISSN 08856222

Lynch, S., Curran, S., Montgomery, S., Clarkson, P., Suresh, R. and Edwards, R. (2000) ‘The Brief Depression Scale - reliability and validity of a new self-rating depression scalePrimary Care Psychiatry , 6 (3), pp. 111-118. ISSN 13552570

Watson, A., Currie, L., Curran, S. and Jarvis, G. (2000) ‘A prospective study examining the association between the symptoms of anxiety and depression and severity of urinary incontinenceEuropean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , 88 (1), pp. 7-9. ISSN 03012115

Cameron, I., Curran, S., Newton, P., Petty, D. and Wattis, J. (2000) ‘Use of donepezil for the treatment of mild - moderate Alzheimer's disease: an audit of the assessment and treatment of patients in routine clinical practiceInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 15 (10), pp. 887-891. ISSN 08856230

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