Cedric C. Gilson, PhD, is Visiting Fellow in Law in the School of Law at the University of Westminster, London, UK. He continues to study the relationship of science and law in pursuit of "truth." He is also interested in using social systems theory to study societal dilemmas such as assisted dying. He has lectured in Regulation of Risk Environments at Master’s level as another reflection of his interest in the science-law fault line.
This is a sociolegal study that takes seriously the varying approaches to science that physicians and scientists use, as compared to legal actors such as judges and lawyers. Offering a way to translate their different perspectives and assumptions, Cedric C. Gilson uses sociological and philosophical methodologies to explain each discipline to the other. Science and law are, in essence, mediated.