From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

John Gibbons

position: Database Manager/Trainer

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7525


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

John Gibbons received a Honours Degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London before teaching the subject for five years at a grammar school in London. A total career change brought him to Glasgow where he worked for BBC Scotland for 22 years. In that time John worked through the production grades, concentrating in TV Drama and ended as Manager of the department as well as becoming part of a central management structure. After leaving the BBC, he worked to develop and maintain databases to support management functions in a number of situations; before joining the SPHSU in 2007. His role is to create an efficient business structure for maintaining all the administrative data that support our studies.