Barry J Gibb’s odd career began as a molecular biologist and neuroscientist but he succumbed to creative urges and started freelancing as a hybrid film maker and writer. After several documentaries for Channel 4 (Life After Coma) and the BIMA Award-winning Routes, he became the Wellcome Trust’s Science Multimedia Producer. In 2011, his 30-minute film Until won the Imagine Science Film Festival’s Nature People’s Choice Award. His book, The Rough Guide to the Brain, is now in its second edition.
Work published elsewhere
Life After Coma
A series of four ‘3 Minute Wonder’ films for Channel 4, exploring the lives of those in, or who have experienced, a coma.
An online fusion of genetics and documentaries featuring comedian Katherine Ryan, all topped off with a generous helping of games.
Rough Guide to the Brain
A book that attempts to explain every facet of the brain to those who might be interested, without dumbing it down.
Where Barry runs free, like a caffeinated cheetah.