Dr David Junior Gilbert

School of Health & Society

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David Junior Gilbert

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Current positions

University Fellow


Dr David Junior Gilbert is an interdisciplinary researcher in the School of Health and Society. Gilbert (as he prefers to be called) is a member of the academic network of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS), Society for Evidence Based policing, Neurodivergence in the Criminal Justice Network, and SalfordFASD research group. Gilbert is passionate about increasing the knowledge, understanding and awareness surrounding the vulnerabilities of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to, and within criminal justice system (CJS) encounters. FASD is a condition that impacts individuals exposed to alcohol in the womb.

Gilbert’s research is focused on investigating the vulnerabilities of individuals with FASD to, and within the justice system. Some of the vulnerabilities Gilbert will research include impulsivity, suggestibility, executive/adaptive functioning, trauma, compliance, and confabulation in the FASD population. For his fellowship, Gilbert will be working to investigate these vulnerabilities further, within the UK and internationally.

Areas of Research

Public health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Alcohol harm, Sustainable Development Goals