David Gray


Visiting Professor

BiographyDavid Gray

Professor David Gray is presently the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia. He has held a number of important posts in his career. From December 2006 until December 2008 he was Dean of Faculty, University of Derby and Principal of Buxton College of Further Education. While from December 2008 until 2012 he was the Director of the NAFC Marine Centre UHI, Scalloway, in Shetland. He was given a chair at the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2008. He lectures on the Island Studies module Island Futures and delivers his lectures via VC from the other side of the Atlantic.

Research Interests

Professor Gray is particularly interested in issues surrounding island development, fisheries policy and fish farming.

Select Publications

Gray, D.R. & Hodgson, A.N. (2004) ‘The importance of the crevice environment on the survival and behaviour of the high shore South African limpet, Helcion pectunculus’ in the Journal of Molluscan Studies. (70:67-72).

Gray, D.R. & Williams, G.A. (2011). ‘Endogenous rhythms of locomotor activity in Cellana grata on the coast of Hong Kong.’ in the Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Taylor, H., Williams, P. & Gray, D.R. (2011) ‘Homelessness and dog ownership: An investigation into concepts of empathy, attachment, crime, drug use, health and public opinion.’ in Anthrozoos. (17: 353-368.)