Dr Thomas Curran

Dr Thomas Curran

Associate Professor

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Social Psychology, Perfectionism, Mental Health

About me

Thomas Curran is a BPS chartered psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He is a world-leading expert on perfectionism and has written on this and related topics for TIME magazine and the Harvard Business Review. His work has been featured in the New Scientist and the Times of London, and covered by many international publications including the Guardian, Economist, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Ariana Huffington's 'Thrive Global' campaign. In 2018, he gave a TEDMED talk entitled 'Our Dangerous Obsession with Perfectionism is Getting Worse' and in 2023 he published his debut book, ‘The Perfection Trap.’


2018 Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology Reviewer of the Year

2015 American Psychological Association Division 47 Dissertation Award

2014 University of Leeds Research Excellence Award

Expertise Details

Social Psychology; Perfectionism; Mental Health; Research Methods; Statistics