Dr Stuart Gibson

Reader in Physics and Astronomy,
UoA Physics Research Lead
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Dr Stuart Gibson


Dr Stuart Gibson was appointed to the position of Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kent in 2007. He is the co-inventor of the EFIT-V facial composite system which is currently used by the majority of UK police constabularies and in numerous other countries.

Research interests

The main theme of Dr Stuart Gibson’s research is forensic applications of digital image processing and machine learning. Specific areas of expertise include:

  • artificial intelligence in the natural sciences
  • facial composites for use in criminal investigations
  • medical image analysis
  • computer vision with security applications.


Stuart teaches in the areas of numerical and computational methods, mathematical techniques for physical sciences and digital forensics. 

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