Professor Hibbert occupies the Chair of Analytical Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He is the second incumbent and arrived in Australia from England in 1987.
His research interests are in electroanalytical chemistry and chemometrics and metrology in chemistry, but he also does a sideline in expert opinion, scientific fraud and presenting science to the public.
He has published around 220 papers, 5 books and 3 patents. His recent books are, Data Analysis for Chemistry: An Introductory Guide for Students and Laboratory Scientists (Oxford University Press, New York, 2005, 192 pp) written with Justin Gooding, and Quality Assurance in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, published by Oxford University Press in 2007. Professor Hibbert won the Ollé Prize of the RACI in 2008 for this text.
He is past Chair of the Analytical Division of the RACI, Secretary of the IUPAC Analytical Division and was co-chair of Interact 2002. Professor Hibbert is also a member of advisory committees for NATA and represents IUPAC at the JCGM-WG1 which is responsible for the Guide to the “Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement”.
He is a Council member of the Australian Academy for Forensic Sciences and a Vice-President of the Royal Society of New South Wales