Ian Gibbins is a neu­ros­cien­tist and Professor of Anatomy at Flinders University, South Australia. He has over 100 scien­ti­fic publi­ca­tions about the micro­sco­pic orga­ni­sa­tion of the nerves that com­mu­ni­cate bet­ween the brain and the inter­nal organs. His poe­try has been wide­ly publi­shed in jour­nals, inclu­ding Australian Book Review, Going Down Swinging, Southerly and Blue Dog ; on-line (Transnational Literature ; Southerly, ditch), and in public ins­tal­la­tions around Adelaide. Several poems have been short-lis­ted in natio­nal poe­try prizes (Peter Porter Prize, the Newcastle Poetry prize, the Max Harris Prize) appea­red in Best Australian Poems 2008. Ian also com­poses elec­tro­nic music for his poems which has appea­red in Going Down Swinging and Cordite and has been broad­cast on Australian natio­nal radio. His first col­lec­tion of poems and accom­pa­nying CD, Urban Biology, was publi­shed in 2012.

Ian increa­sin­gly works across the so-cal­led divide bet­ween art and science and is acti­ve­ly explo­ring the com­mon crea­tive ground sha­red by these acti­vi­ties. For more infor­ma­tion, see www​.ian​gib​bins​.com​.au