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Graham Gibbs has a first degree in maths and worked in computing before returning to the University of Kent to do a masters in Philosophy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology and Social Anthropology. He joined the University in 1979 and his interests include computer assisted learning and the use of computers in the social sciences.

He has published on the sociology of the state and computer assisted learning and been involved in a number of local environmental projects including Keeping Kirklees Warm. He was director of the coMentor research project, which developed software to support the teaching of social theory and philosophy, and of several linked computer assisted learning projects.   He has provides online training materials on research methods training that can be accessed here and 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Research methods
  • Qualitative research
  • Use of computers in research
  • Computer Assisted Learning
  • CSCL


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