Prof. George Gaskell

Pro-director, London School of Economics and Political Science

George Gaskell BSc PhD, Professor of Social Psychology, is Pro-director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.  His research focuses on science and society - in particular the issues of risk and trust; how values influence people’s views about technological innovation, and the governance of science and technology. Since 1996 he has coordinated the series of Eurobarometer surveys on ‘Biotechnology and the Life Sciences’ for DG Research.  He was principal investigator of ‘Life Sciences in European Society’ and ‘Sensitive technologies and European Public Ethics’ funded by the European Commission.  He is currently participating in a project on responsible research and innovation in neuro-enhancement (NERRI).