Dr Cedric Gilson

Visiting Fellow, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster London


Dr Cedric Gilson obtained his doctorate in law at the University of Westminster in 2007, after a career change from a supporting role in clinical medicine, teaching and research in NHS Hospitals and university medical schools. As well as professional qualifications gained during his work, he obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Reading (part-time, 1973) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology at the University of Dundee (by Distance Learning, 1986).

His current interest is in the incommensurability of expert scientific opinion evidence in legal contexts, especially how it is received in courts. He authored The Law-Science Chasm. Bridging Law’s Disaffection with Science as Evidence (Quid Pro Books: New Orleans, Louisiana (2012)), which is the embodiment of  his thesis.

He also calls himself an ‘inadvertent methodologist’. Having returned to study after his erstwhile career, conscientiously he becomes as much concerned about approaches to research, reasoning and construction of arguments as in the actual explorations. 

Forthcoming Events

May
31

British Engagement Programme for Displaced Children

British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.


Jun
12

6th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

An opportunity for PhD and early-career researchers from diverse social science and humanities disciplines to meet and share their research experiences.


Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis


LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.


LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August


International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


Blog

“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA


In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy


On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.


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