Senior Research Fellow
2014 – Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Research Institute, North Highland College UHI, Thurso, Scotland.
2010 – 2014. Hydrodynamic Modeller, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
2007 – 2010. Senior Hydrodynamic Modeller, National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Christchurch, New Zealand.
2003 – 2007. Physical Oceanographer/Hydrodynamic Modeller, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban, U.K.
1990 – 2003. Physical Oceanographer, Fisheries Research Services (FRS), Aberdeen, U.K.
Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, University of Wales, Bangor, 1994
B.Sc. Mathematics & Physical Oceanography (Class I), University of Wales, 1988.
Gillibrand, P.A., Walters, R.A., McIlvenny, J., 2016. Numerical simulations of the effects of tidal energy arrays on near-bed velocity and local bed shear stress. Energies, 9(10), 852; doi: 10.3390/en9100852.
Gillibrand, P.A., B. Siemering, P.I. Miller & K. Davidson (2016). Individual-based modelling of the development and transport of a Karenia mikimotoi bloom on the north-west European continental shelf. Harmful Algae, DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2015.11.011
McIlvenny, J. , Tamsett, D., Gillibrand, P.A. and Goddijn-Murphy, L. (2016). Sediment Dynamics in a Tidally Energetic Channel: The Inner Sound, Northern Scotland. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4, 31; doi:10.3390/jmse4020031
Gillibrand, P.A. and M. Herzfeld (2016). A mass-conservating advection scheme for offline simulation of scalar transport in coastal ocean models. Ocean Modelling, 101, 1 – 16. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.008
Herzfeld, M. and P.A. Gillibrand, 2015. Active sea level forcing using dual relaxation time-scales in downscaled ocean models. Ocean Modelling, 89, 71-83. DOI 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.02.004
Gillibrand, P.A., M.E. Inall, E. Portilla and P. Tett, 2013. A box model of seasonal exchange and mixing in restricted exchange environments: application to two contrasting Scottish inlets. Environmental Modelling and Software, 43, 144-159. DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.02.008
Power, W.L., X. Wang, E.M. Lane and P.A. Gillibrand, 2012. A probabilistic tsunami hazard study of the Auckland region, part I: propagation modelling and tsunami hazard assessment at the shoreline. Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI 10.1007/s00024-012-0543-z
Lane, E.M., P.A. Gillibrand, W.L. Power and X. Wang, 2012. A probabilistic tsunami hazard study of the Auckland region, part II: inundation modelling and hazard assessment. Pure and Applied Geophysics. DOI 10.1007/s00024-012-0538-9
Stucchi, D.J., M. Guo, M. G. G. Foreman, Piotr Czajko, M. Galbraith, D. Mackas, P.A. Gillibrand, 2011. Modelling sea lice production and concentrations in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia. In: Jones, S. and R. Beamish (Eds.), “Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution”, John Wiley and Sons, pp. 117-152.
Gillibrand, P.A., E.M. Lane, R.A. Walters and R.M. Gorman, 2011. Forecasting extreme sea surface height and coastal inundation from tides, surge and wave setup. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 9, 99-112.
Lane, E.M., P.A. Gillibrand, J. Arnold and R.A. Walters, 2011. Tsunami inundation modeling with RiCOM. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 9, 83-98.
Tett, P., E. Portilla, P.A. Gillibrand and M.E. Inall, 2011. Carrying and assimilative capacities: the ACExR-LESV model for sea-loch aquaculture. Aquaculture Research, 42, 51-67.
Walters, R.A., P.A. Gillibrand, R. Bell and E.M. Lane, 2010. A Study of Tides and Currents in Cook Strait, New Zealand. Ocean Dynamics, 60,1559-1580.
Embling, C.B., P.A. Gillibrand, J. Gordon, J. Shrimpton, P.T. Stevick, P.S. Hammond, 2010. Using habitat models to identify suitable sites for marine protected areas for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Biological Conservation, 143, 267-279.
Inall, M.E. and Gillibrand, P.A., 2010. The Physics of mid-Latitude Fjords: A Review. In: Howe, J.A., Austin, W.E.N., Forwick, M. & Paetzel, M. (eds) Fjord Systems and Dynamics. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 344, 17-33.
Portilla, E., P. Tett, P.A. Gillibrand and M.E. Inall, 2009. Description and sensitivity analysis for the LESV model: water quality variables and the balance of organisms in a fjordic region of restricted exchange. Ecological Modelling, 220, 2187-2205 .
Lane, E.M., R.A. Walters, P.A. Gillibrand and M. Uddstrom, 2009. Operational forecasting of sea level height using an unstructured grid ocean model. Ocean Modelling, 28, 88-96.
Inall, M.E., P.A. Gillibrand, C.R. Griffiths, N. MacDougal and K. Blackwell, 2009. On the oceanographic variability of the North-West European Shelf to the West of Scotland. Journal of Marine Systems, 77, 210-226.
Gillibrand, P.A. and K.J. Willis, 2007. Dispersal of Sea Lice Larvae from Salmon Farms: A Model Study of the Influence of Environmental Conditions and Larval Behaviour. Aquatic Biology, 1, 73-75.
Gillibrand, P.A., and T.L. Amundrud, 2007. A numerical study of the tidal circulation and buoyancy effects in a Scottish fjord: Loch Torridon, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C05030, doi:10.1029/2006JC003806.
Murray, A.G. and P.A. Gillibrand, 2006. Modelling dispersal of larval salmon lice in Loch Torridon, Scotland. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53, 128-135.
Willis, K.J, P.A. Gillibrand, C.J. Cromey and K.D. Black, 2005. Sea lice treatments on salmon farms have no adverse effect on zooplankton communities: A case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 50, 806 – 816.
Gillibrand, P.A., A. Cage and W.E.N. Austin, 2005. A preliminary investigation of bottom water response to climate forcing in a Scottish fjord: Evaluating the influence of the NAO. Continental Shelf Research, 25, 571-587.
Penston, M.J., M. McKibben, D.W. Hay and P.A. Gillibrand, 2004. Observations on open-water densities of sea lice larvae in Loch Shieldaig, Western Scotland. Aquaculture Research, 35, 793-805.
Gillibrand, P.A. and C.J. Cromey, 2002. Management of aquaculture in Scottish fjords. In: Aquaculture, Environment and Marine Phytoplankton. Ed. Ifremer, Actes Colloq., 34, pp. 217 – 229
Gillibrand, P.A., 2001. Calculating exchange times in a Scottish fjord using a two-dimensional laterally integrated numerical model. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 53, 437-449.
Turrell, W.R., G. Slesser, R.D. Adams, R. Payne and P.A. Gillibrand, 1999. Decadal variability in the composition of Faroe-Shetland Channel bottom water. Deep-Sea Research I, 46, 1-25.
Gillibrand, P.A. and P.W. Balls, 1998. Modelling salt intrusion and nitrate concentrations in the Ythan Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 47, 695-706.
Davies, I.M., P.A. Gillibrand, J.G. McHenery and G.H. Rae, 1998. Environmental risk of ivermectin to sediment dwelling organisms. Aquaculture, 163, 29-46.
Gillibrand, P.A. and W.R. Turrell, 1997. The use of simple models in the regulation of the impact of fish farms on water quality in Scottish sea lochs. Aquaculture, 159, 33-46.
Hill A.E., K.J. Horsburgh, R.W. Garvine, P.A. Gillibrand, G. Slesser, W.R. Turrell and R.D. Adams, 1997. Observations of a density-driven recirculation of the Scottish coastal current in the Minch. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 45, 473-484.
Turrell, W.R., G. Slesser, R. Payne, R.D. Adams, P.A. Gillibrand, 1996. The hydrography of the East Shetland basin in relation to decadal North Sea variability. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 53, 899-916.
Gillibrand P.A., W.R. Turrell, R.D. Adams and D.C. Moore, 1996. Bottom water stagnation and oxygen depletion in a Scottish sea loch. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 43, 217-235.
Gillibrand P.A., W.R. Turrell and A.J. Elliott, 1995. Deep water renewal in the upper basin of Loch Sunart, a Scottish fjord. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 1488-1503.
Elliott A.E., P.A. Gillibrand and W.R. Turrell, 1992:”Tidal mixing near the sill of a Scottish sea loch”. In Dynamics and exchanges in estuaries and the coastal zone, Coastal and Estuarine Studies, 40, D. Prandle (ed.), American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., pp 35 56.
I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Research Institute at North Highland College, UHI, Thurso.
Marine renewable energy and the environment