David Gibbons-Wood
First Name: David
Surname: Gibbons-Wood
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263104

Duties and Responsibilities

David Gibbons-Wood is a lecturer in economics and teaches a variety of courses including, Labour Market Economics, Business Economics, Economic Environment and International Economics. He continually redevelops teaching materials to reflect theoretical developments and policy and legislation which affects labour economics and other economics courses.

David is also Director of the Centre for International Labour Market Studies and endeavours to incorporate empirical evidence generated by the Centre into his teaching. He has also delivered economics and labour market courses to corporate clients.

Research Interests

David is a member of the Business & Enterprise theme research group within the Institute for Management Governance and Society (IMAGES) Research Institute. His main research interests are in employment, education, training and skills an also in local, national and international labour market policy, with particular focus on: 
- Workforce development 
- Skills utilisation and development 
- Employment forecasts 
- Barriers to learning and lifelong learning.

David has developed considerable expertise in the area of quantitative and qualitative survey data collection and evaluation and his work focuses on taking new and advanced research practice and results into the community. The work of the Centre in the development of the Workforce Skills for Business Growth Toolkit created a product which helped 30 businesses in Northeast Scotland tackle the key issues of workforce development and skills shortages.


Business Skill for Growth, European Social Fund, 2008. £400,000.
Maximising the Impact of Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry' Scottish Funding Council funded project, 2009. £38,926.
Autonomous working and good practice proposal as proposed pilot for ‘Maximising the Impact of Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry' SFC funded project. £43,000.
Labour Market Intelligence for OPITO, Skills Development Scotland, 2010. £20,000.


GIBBONS-WOOD, D., MacLEOD, I. and TAIT, E., 2010. Maximising the impact of skills in the oil and gas industry: interim research report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.  

Gibbons-Wood, D., MacLeod, I. & Tait, E. (2010) "Maximising the Impact of Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry: Interim Research Report". Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Mohammed Abdel-Wahab; David Moore; David Gibbons-Wood; G. Kearny; Tracy Pirie. (2009) "An Evaluation Framework for Training: A Case Study in the North-East of Scotland". 25th Annual ARCOM Conference. Conference Contribution.

Gibbons-Wood, D., Morrison, K. and Tait, E. "An Analysis of Alcohol Use and Disorders Amongst Those Detained in Custody". Funded by Grampian Police, 2009.

VARQA, S. and GIBBONS-WOOD, D., 2004. Importance of exploration and appraisal drilling to employment in the oil and gas industry in United Kingdom continental shelf. Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, 3(2), pp.3 – 19.