R. Duncan Kirkby

R. Duncan Kirkby, PhD

Assistant Dean of Students
Professor of Neuroscience

As Assistant Dean of Students, Dr. Kirkby interfaces with the School of Graduate Studies and provides academic counsel to Term 2 medical students. He has assisted the Dean of Students office in its mission to enhance the academic success of the students through considerate and fair-minded counsel on both academic and non-academic matters. In addition to his role in the DOS office, Dr. Kirkby is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience and a faculty mentor.

Prior to joining SGU, Dr. Kirkby was a Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Programs of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. He was also Director of the Master’s Program in Hyperbaric Medicine at Saba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kirkby is a former founding Managing Director and Secretary of the Antilles Institute of Marine Studies, Netherlands Antilles, and past Founding Scientific Director and Chair of the Antilles Institute of Hyperbaric and Undersea Medicine.