Gibbs, Philip

Divine Word University

Papua New Guinea

Philip Gibbs is a Divine Word Missionary priest born in New Zealand. He came to PNG as a student in 1973.  He has worked as a parish priest in Porgera and Par in the Enga Province, seminary lecturer at CTI in Port Moresby, a researcher at the Melanesian Institute, Goroka, research advisor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.  Currently he is Professor of Social Research at Divine Word University and head of Research and Higher Degrees.  He is involved in a number of academic and research projects including the Elections in Papua New Guinea, History of the Church in Oceania and research with the Sorcery National Action Plan of Papua New Guinea. His is well known as a photographer and movie-maker.