Dr. David Junior Gilbert

University Fellow

Dr David Junior Gilbert is a University Fellow in the School of Health and Society. Gilbert’s research is focused on investigating the vulnerabilities of individuals with FASD to, and within the justice system. Some of the vulnerabilities Gilbert researches 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. Gilbert is also working alongside the police and probation service to deliver trainings for increased awareness of FASD within the justice system.

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.

Gilbert is organiser of TEDxUniversityofSalford events (@TedxUofSalford)