Get to Know Robert Dingwall!


  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Dingwall Enterprises Ltd

Number of years as LSA member: 35
Number of LSA Meetings Attended: 30
LSA Officer Position(s) and Committees Served:

  • Trustee (1999-02) 
  • Nominations Committee
  • Publications Committee
  • Annual Meetings Planning Committee
  • Herbert Jacob Book Prize Committee
  • Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize Committee
  • Stan Wheeler Mentorship Award Committee

Areas of Research:

  • Law and Healthcare
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Profession
  • Law and Language
  • Tort
  • Family and Children
  • Regulation

Favorite Topic to Teach or Research: Law and Healthcare

Major Award(s) or Honors: 

  • Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences
  • Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association – Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community Award (2020)

Unique Fact: “Dingwall has held grants and contracts worth more than £7 million (at 2017 prices) in total from the Leverhulme and Wellcome Trusts, ESRC, NERC, MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, the EU, the UK Department of Health and various NHS/NIHR programmes, the Ministry of Justice, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Food Standards Agency. These have resulted in 30 books and more than 100 scientific papers.” 

Top 3 Books or Articles Published: 

(R. Dingwall, J.M. Eekelaar and T. Murray), The Protection of Children: State Intervention and Family Life, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1983. 
(D. Greatbatch and R. Dingwall) ‘Selective facilitation: some preliminary observations on a strategy used by divorce mediators’, Law and Society Review, 1989, 23; 4: 613 41.  

‘The ethical case against ethical regulation in humanities and social science research’, 21st Century Society, 2008, 3; 1: 1-12.

Recent Media Appearances: 

To learn more about Robert’s career and his research, visit his website and NTU bio. 


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