Professor Gary Edmond

+61 2 9385 2229
+61 2 9385 1175


Room: 234
The Law Building
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)


Gary Edmond is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Law. 

Gary has published on law and science, expert evidence, the public understanding of science and empirical legal studies in books and journals dedicated to law, sociology, and science studies. His research interests, spanning the Anglo-American world, are primarily focused on the evidentiary and procedural dimensions of expert evidence, particularly admissibility issues and the forensic sciences. With Andrew Ligertwood he is the co-author of the leading treatise Australian Evidence 5th ed. (2010).

He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, the Society for the Social Study of Science (US), sits on the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and is a member of the Standards Australia forensic sciences reference. He is currently engaged in an ARC-funded empirical study of expert evidence in Australia, and is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research with forensic scientists, experimental psychologists, theorists and practitioners.

Areas of expertise:
Expert evidence, Forensic science, Law and science, Law and society, Sociology of scientific knowledge, Public understanding of law, Empirical legal studies