Ph.D. (University of Warwick)
M.A. (Distinction) (University of Worcester)
B.A. (Hons) (University of Wolverhampton)
B.Sc. (Open University)
William’s doctorate in social theory employed philosophical anthropology to inform the construction of an explanatory model of the core psycho-social dimensions of aspects of contemporary social ethics. He continues to be interested in phenomenology and philosophical anthropology and in developing an existentialist sociology that illuminates how we come to terms with the ‘human condition’ and how we relate to ‘the other’.
Within criminology William has contributed to the work of the Street Weapons Commission, the Designing Out Crime Association, and the Birmingham Secure By Design Partnership.
Mawby, R.C. and Gisby, W. (2009) 'Crime fears in an expanding European Union: Just another moral panic?' The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 48 (1): 37-51.
Gisby, W. (2008) 'Taking Liberties With The Labels 'Left Wing' And ‘Right Wing', Think: Journal of the Mensa Philosophy Discussion Group, Autumn 2008.
Wilson, D. And Gisby, W. (2008) ‘Looking Beyond Legislation’ Submission to The Street, Weapons Commission, June 2008.
Gisby, W. (2008) ‘Taking Propaganda Seriously’ Paper presented to the Designing Out Crime, Association National Conference, Cheltenham, on 26 March 2008.
Gisby, W. (2008) ‘Why Malthus Matters’ Think: Journal of the Mensa Philosophy, Discussion Group, Winter 2008.
Gisby, W. (2004) ‘Toleration Considered’ Philosophy Today, Vol.18, No.47