Neil Gibson has been announced as the Director of Performance, Sport and Health for Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, alongside Ross Campbell who has been appointed Director of Partnerships and Business Development.
Neil, an accredited high performance physiologist with BASES, published author and reviewer for sport science journals, currently works with the Scotland national men's football team and supported the Scotland Squash squad during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. At Heriot-Watt, Neil was head of sport sciences in 2010 where he developed a successful department comprising applied practitioners and research students. In this role Neil contributed to undergraduate teaching, the supervision of postgraduate research students and acted as an external examiner for Glasgow University.
Having completed his undergraduate degree at Heriot-Watt in 2005, Ross has been working with the Centre for Sport and Exercise ever since, with his last role as Sports Programme Manager, responsible for the development of the Sports Union.
Commenting on their appointments, Catriona McAllister, CEO of Oriam said: “Neil and Ross have been instrumental in develop Oriam to this point and have the qualities to lead the respective areas forward, supporting the achievement of our ambitious vision for Oriam. They have a detailed knowledge of the project and understand the aspirations of our partners and are ideally placed to ensuring that Oriam delivers its vision across all user groups.”