Alexander Baba Gwan-Nulla Cameroon England Nigeria

Biography of Alexander Baba Gwan-Nulla

Alex Baba Gwan-Nulla
Alex Baba Gwan-Nulla

Alexander Baba Gwan-Nulla graduated MBChB from the University in 1952, and was the first Cameroon-born graduate of the University. He was born in Bali, west of Bamenda in 1920, son of Fon Mathias, who worked in lorry transport.

Gwan-Nulla was educated in Nigeria at the Hope Waddell Training Institue, in Calabar, founded by United Prebyterian church of Scotland missionaries, and the Higher College in Yaba. He enrolled at the University of Glasgow in 1946 to study Medicine, graduating in 1952.

Gwan-Nulla went on to obtain a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from Liverpool in 1954, and a Diploma in Public Health from London in 1964. He worked as a surgeon at the Warrington Infirmary, and later as Chief Medical Officer in the Medical Division of the Cameroon Development Corporation, in Bota, Victoria.


Printed Materials

  • British Medical Directory 1971

Archival Materials

  • DC225/1/49 Medical Final Year Dinner Book


Alexander Baba Gwan-Nulla
Born 2 February 1920.
Died 23 May 2005.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1952; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
English snippet: First Cameroonian graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 20th May 2013

Country Associations

Cameroon Cameroon, Bali
Place of Birth

Cameroon Cameroon, Victoria
Place of Death

England England, No Region

Nigeria Nigeria, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Alumnus
  • Graduate

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