Gaskell, George


Professor George Gaskell  

Department

Position held

Director's Management Team

Pro-director (Resources and Planning)

Department of Social Psychology

Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)

Professor

Department of Methodology

Director, The Methodology Institute

Experience keywords:

expert and lay representations of risk; social and ethical implications of biotechnology; qualitative research methods; risk and trust; science in society and society in science; beliefs and attitudes

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Currently coordinating 'Life Sciences in European Society', funded under the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme. This project involves researchers in 14 European countries, with associate teams in Canada and the US conducting a comparative investigation into the reception of modern biotechnologies in the public sphere. Time series data sources include public perceptions, elite media coverage and policy and regulatory activities (see www.lse.ac.uk/lses). My particular research interests are expert and lay representations of risk, societal impacts of genomics and science, technology and the public, as well as economic psychology, trust, attitudes and social representations.

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7702

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2013

Gaskell, George and Gottweis, Herbert and Starkbaum, Johannes and Gerber, Monica M. and Broerse, Jacqueline and Gottweis, Ursula and Hobbs, Abbi and Helén, Ilpo and Paschou, Maria and Snell, Karoliina and Soulier, Alexandra (2013) Publics and biobanks: Pan-European diversity and the challenge of responsible innovation European Journal of Human Genetics, 21 (1). 14-20. ISSN 1018-4813

2012

Gaskell, George and Stares, Sally and Pottage, Alain (2012) How Europe's ethical divide looms over biotech law and patents Nature Biotechnology, 30 (5). 392-394. ISSN 1087-0156

2011

Gaskell, George and Gottweis, Herbert (2011) Biobanks need publicity Nature, 471 (7337). 159-160. ISSN 0028-0836

Gottweis, Herbert and Gaskell, George and Starkbaum, Johannes (2011) Connecting the public with biobank research: reciprocity matters Nature Reviews Genetics, 12 (11). 738-739. ISSN 1471-0056

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George, eds (2011) Pesquisa qualitativa com texto, imagem e som: um manual prático 9th, Vozes, Brazil. ISBN 9788532627278

Gaskell, George and Allansdottir, Agnes and Allum, Nick and Castro, Paula and Esmer, Yilmaz and Fischler, Claude and Jackson, Jonathan and Kronberger, Nicole and Hampel, Jurgen and Mejlgaard, Niels and Quintanilha, Alex and Rammer, Andu and Revuelta, Gemma and Stares, Sally and Torgersen, Helge and Wager, Wolfgang (2011) The 2010 Eurobarometer on the life sciences Nature Biotechnology, 29 (2). 113-114. ISSN 1087-0156

Tsirogianni, Stavroula and Gaskell, George (2011) The role of plurality and context in social values Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 41 (4). 441-465. ISSN 0021-8308

2010

Gaskell, George and Stares, Sally and Allansdottir, Agnes and Allum, Nick and Castro, Paula and Jackson, Jonathan (2010) Europeans and biotechnology in 2010: winds of change? EUR 24537 EN. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. ISBN 9789279168789

Sammut, Gordon and Gaskell, George (2010) Points of view, social positioning and intercultural relations Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 40 (1). 47-64. ISSN 0021-8308

2008

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George (2008) Social representations theory: a progressive research programme for social psychology Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 38 (4). 335-353. ISSN 0021-8308

Hohl, Katrin and Gaskell, George D. (2008) European public perceptions of food risk: cross-national and methodological comparisons Risk Analysis, 28 (2). 311-324. ISSN 1539-6924

2007

Gaskell, George and Jackson, Jonathan and Ten Eyck, Toby and Einsiedel, Edna and Hornig Priest, S. (2007) Transatlantic tensions over GM crops and foods: diverging perspectives In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., (eds.) Genomics and Society: Legal, Ethical and Social Dimensions. Science in society. Earthscan, London, UK, 346-366. ISBN 9781844071142

2006

Rothstein, Henry and Huber, Michael and Gaskell, George (2006) A theory of risk colonisation : the spiralling regulatory logics of societal and institutional risk Economy and Society, 35 (1). 91-112. ISSN 0308-5147

Gaskell, George and Stares, Sally and Allansdottir, Agnes and Allum, Nick and Corchero, Cristina and Jackson, Jonathan (2006) Europeans and biotechnology in 2005: patterns and trends: final report on Eurobarometer 64.3 Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., eds (2006) Genomics and society: legal, ethical and social dimensions Science in society series. Earthscan, London. ISBN 1844071138

Jackson, Jonathan and Allum, Nick and Gaskell, George (2006) Bridging levels of analysis in risk perception research: the case of the fear of crime Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7 (1). Art. 20. ISSN 1438-5627

2005

Jackson, Jonathan and Allum, Nick and Gaskell, George (2005) Perceptions of risk in cyberspace In: Mansell, Robin and Collins, Brian S., (eds.) Trust and Crime in Information Societies. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 245-281. ISBN 9781845421779

Gaskell, George and Einsiedel, Edna and Hallman, William and Priest, Susanna Hornig and Jackson, Jonathan and Olsthoorn, Johannus (2005) Social values and the governance of science Science, 310 (5756). 1908-1909. ISSN 0036-8075

Jackson, Jonathan and Gaskell, George and Eyck, Toby Ten and Veltri, Giuseppe (2005) Imagining nanotechnology: cultural support for technological innovation in Europe and the United States Public Understanding of Science, 14 (1). 81-90. ISSN 0963-6625

2004

Gaskell, George and Ten-Eyck, T., eds (2004) Comparative research on biotechnology and the public: report to the US-EU task force on biotechnology research National Science Foundation US, Arlington, VA.

Gaskell, George and Ten Eyck, Toby and Jackson, Jonathan and Veltri, Giuseppe (2004) Public attitudes to nanotech in Europe and the United States Nature Materials, 3 (8). 496. ISSN 1476-1122

Jackson, Jonathan and Allum, Nick and Gaskell, George (2004) Perceptions of risk in cyber space Cyber trust & crime prevention project, 04/1157. Government Office for Science, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, London, UK.

Gaskell, George (2004) Science policy and society: the British debate over GM agriculture Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 15 (3). 241-245. ISSN 0958-1669

Ten Eyck, Toby A. and Gaskell, George and Jackson, Jonathan (2004) Seeds, food and trade wars: public opinion and policy responses in the US and Europe Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 10 (3). 258-267. ISSN 1462-8732

Gaskell, George (2004) GM foods and the misperception of risk perception Risk Analysis, 24 (1). 183-192. ISSN 0272-4332

2003

Gaskell, George (2003) Seeds of discontent Risk and Regulation (6). 6-6. ISSN 1473-6004

Gaskell, George and Allum, Nick and Bauer, Martin and Jackson, Jonathan and Howard, Susan and Lindsey, Nicola (2003) Climate change for biotechnology?: UK public opinion 1991-2002 Agbioforum, 6 (1-2). 55-67. ISSN 1522-936X

2002

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George (2002) Pesquisa Qualitativa con Texto, Imagem e Som: um Manual Prático Vozes, Petropolis. ISBN 9788532627278

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George, eds (2002) Biotechnology: the making of a global controversy Cambridge University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 9780521773171

2001

Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., eds (2001) Biotechnology 1996-1999 : the years of controversy Science Museum Press, London, UK. ISBN 190074743X

Gaskell, George and Allum, Nick (2001) Sound science, problematic publics? Contrasting representations of risk and uncertainty Notizie di Politeia, 17 (63). 13-25. ISSN 1128-2401

Gaskell, George (2001) Attitudes, social representations and beyond In: Deaux, Kay and Philogene, Gina, (eds.) Representations of the Social: Bridging Theoretical Traditions. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 228-241. ISBN 9780631215349

Gaskell, George (2001) Biotechnology, technoscience and the public sphere In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, M., (eds.) Biotechnology 1996-2000: the Years of Controversy. NMSI Trading Ltd, Science Museum, London, UK, 116-127. ISBN 9781900747431

Gaskell, George (2001) Troubled waters: the transatlantic divide on biotechnology policy In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, M., (eds.) Biotechnology 1996-2000: the Years of Controversy. NMSI Trading Ltd, Science Museum, London, UK, 96-115. ISBN 9781900747431

Gaskell, George and Wagner, Wolfgang and Kronberger, Nicole (2001) Nature in disorder: the troubled public of biotechnology In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., (eds.) Biotechnology 1996-1999: the Years of Controversy. Science Museum Press, London, 80-95. ISBN 9781900747431

Gaskell, George (2001) In the public eye: representations of biotechnology in Europe In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., (eds.) Biotechnology 1996-2000: the Years of Controversy. NSMI Trading Ltd, Science Museum Press, London, UK, 53-79. ISBN 9781900747431

Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W. (2001) Biotechnology in the years of controversy: a social scientific perspective In: Gaskell, George and Bauer, Martin W., (eds.) Biotechnology 1996-1999: the Years of Controversy. Science Museum Press, London, 3-14. ISBN 9781900747431

Kronberger, Nicole and Dahinden, Urs and Allansdottir, Agnes and Seger, Nina and Pfenning, Uwe and Gaskell, George and Allum, Nick and Rusanen, Timo and Montali, Lorenzo and Wagner, Wolfgang and Cheveigné, Suzanne and Diego, Carmen and Mortensen, Arne (2001) "The train departed without us": public perceptions of biotechnology in ten European countries Notizie di Politeia, 17 (63). 26-36. ISSN 1128-2401

2000

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George, eds (2000) Qualitative researching with text, image and sound: a practical handbook for social research Sage Publications, London, UK. ISBN 9780761964810

Gaskell, George D. and Wright, Daniel B. and O'Muircheartaigh, Colm A. (2000) Telescoping landmark events: implications for survey research Public Opinion Quarterly, 64 (1). 77-89. ISSN 0033-362X

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George and Allum, Nick and Durant, John and Allansdottir, Agnes and Bonfadelli, Heinz and Boy, Daniel and de Cheveigné, Suzanne and Fjaestad, Björn and Guttelin, Jan M. and Hampel, Juergen and Jelsøe, Erling and Jesuino, Jorge Correia and Kohring, Matthias and Kronberger, Nicole and Midden, Cees and Nielsen, Torben Hviid and Przestalski, Andrzej and Rusanen, Timo and Sakellaris, George and Torgersen, Helge and Twardowski, Tomasz and Wagner, Wolfgang (2000) Biotechnology and the European public Nature Biotechnology, 18 (9). 935-938. ISSN 1087-0156

Gaskell, George (2000) Agricultural biotechnology and public attitudes in the European Union Agbioforum, 3 (2-3). 87-96. ISSN 1522-936X

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George and Durant, John and Midden, Cees and Liakopoulous, Miltos and Scholten, Liesbeth (2000) Two cultures of public understanding of science and technology in Europe In: Dierkes, Meinolf and von Grote, Claudia, (eds.) Between Understanding and Trust : the Public, Science and Technology. Routledge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 131-156. ISBN 9789058230072

1999

Gaskell, George and Bauer, M. and Allum, N. C. and Durant, J. (1999) Worlds apart?: the reception of genetically modified foods in Europe and the United States Science, 285 (5426). 384-386. ISSN 0036-8075

Livingstone, Sonia and Bovill, Moira and Gaskell, George (1999) European TV kids in a transformed media world: findings of the UK study In: Löhr, Paul and Meyer, Manfred, (eds.) Children, Television, and the New Media : a Reader of Research and Documentation in Germany. Communication research and broadcasting (13). University of Luton Press, Luton, UK, 8-24. ISBN 1860205674

Bauer, Martin W. and Gaskell, George (1999) Towards a paradigm for research on social representations Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 29 (2). 163-186. ISSN 0021-8308

1996

Gaskell, George (1996) On the lure of metrication: attitudes and social representations Papers on Social Representations, 5. 21-26. ISSN 1021-5573

1994

Gaskell, George (1994) Survey research and consensuality: statistical and natural groups (discussion of C. Fraser) Papers on Social Representations, 3. 29-32. ISSN 1021-5573


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