Castle Street, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, KW14 8XF

Contact Information

Call: +447584066775


Research Interests

  • Carbon water
  • Climate
  • Ecological Health
  • Envirinmental Informatics
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Renewable Energy

Prof Stuart Gibb

Director of Environmental Research Institute (ERI),
Vice-Principal (International and External Engagement),

The University of the Highlands and Islands, Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI

Stuart grew up in the Aberdeenshire farming community, and studied first in Aberdeen, and then at the University of East Anglia. Prior to joining the UHI, he worked with the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of East Anglia and with the British Antarctic Survey, including participation in national and international research programmes in Antarctica, the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the Mediterranean and Northern Seas.
Stuart joined the North Highland College (NHC) to establish the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Thurso: a centre which now employs around forty staff and research students. Here he is committed to developing research & knowledge exchange; learning & teaching; enterprise and outreach around contemporary environmental issues focused on the priorities of ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’; ‘Carbon water and Climate’, and ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’




Academic qualifications

  1. 2008-2014


    University of the Highlands and Islands
  2. 2007-2014

    Visiting Professor

    East China University of Science, Shanghai, China
  3. 2014


    Royal Society of Chemistry
  4. 2007-2014

    Visiting Professor

    Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  5. 2006-2014


    Higher Education Academy
  6. 2005-2014

    Chartered Scientist (CSci)

  7. 1994-2014

    Chartered Chemist (CChem)

  8. 1994-2014


    Royal Society of Chemistry
  9. 1989-1994

    PhD Environmental Sciences

    University of East Anglia
  10. 1988-1989

    BSc (Hons) Class 1, Physical Sciences

    Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

  1. Chair
    European Offshore Windfarm Deployment Centre Environment Committee
  2. Chair
    Peatland Partnership
  3. Adviser/reviewer
    Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Adviser/reviewer
    Research Council of Norway
  5. Adviser/reviewer
  6. Visiting Professor
    East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai
  7. Hunan Institute of Engineering
  8. Changsha University of Science and Technology