Director at The Methodology Institute
George Gaskell joined the London School of Economics in 1973, having graduated from University College London (BSc and PhD in psychology). Research projects have included studies on consumer energy conservation, relative deprivation among and crowd behaviour, an evaluation of a programme of community care for people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour, cognitive aspects of survey methodology and more recently science, technology and society. In the LSE, associate director of BIOS - the Centre for the study of bioscience, biomedicine, biotechnology and society and CARR, the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation. Outside the LSE, member of the Advisory Board of the Toronto Programme on Bioethics, vice chair of the Science and Society Advisory Committee for the EC 6th Framework Programme; chair of a strategy group on Science and Ethics within DG Research of the European Commission and advisor to the Netherlands Genome Initiative. His research interests are qualitative inquiry and survey research methods; science, technology and society; ethical, legal and social aspects of genomics; Risk and trust; economic values, attitudes, representations and belief systems.