Gordon Cameron

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Senior Lecturer
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Bio

Biography

Gordon Cameron is a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Dundee. He pursued a variety of forms of employment before embarking on an LL.B. at Dundee University in 1980. After graduating in 1984 he worked in Local Government for Tayside Regional Industrial Office before undertaking post graduate study at Stirling University. He graduated M.Sc. in Applied Social Research in 1988.


While a post graduate student he gained teaching experience in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Business Law. He was then employed at Strathclyde University as research assistant on Professor Alan Paterson's team researching the impact of the new Small Claims Procedure. In 1989 he was employed as a lecturer in Business Law at Stirling University and in 1990 was appointed to his current post at Dundee. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2008 and was voted (male) lecturer of the year 2008/9 by the students.


Between 1990 and 1995 he conducted empirical socio legal research funded by the Scottish Office Central Research Unit. Subsequent work has focussed on Scots Private Law with particular emphasis on Delict and the law of the neighbourhood. He has made three contributions to the new SULI text in Delict and was a participant in an AHRC funded project at Cambridge University entitled ‘European Legal Development’.


He is currently pursuing further studies in the law of the neighbourhood and is Scottish National Reporter to the International Academy of Comparative Law on “les dommages catasrophiques – responsabilité civile et assurances”.

Teaching

Scots Law of Contract - Level 1
Scots Law of Delict - Level 1
Roman Law - Level 3


I offer postgraduate supervision in the field of Scots private law.

Research

Obligations, neighbourhood, and Scots Law of Delict.

Publications

Cameron, GDL 2014,

'Cross-border neighbour law' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, vol 2014, no. 1, pp. 37-52.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 2013,

'Batman fails to heed the Lone Ranger and gets hurt...Ha Ha!' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 17, no. 3, pp. 394-398. DOI:
10.3366/elr.2013.0172

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 2012,

Reparation: General principles. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson : the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 589-623.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2012,

Negligence. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13 edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 625-649.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2012,

Breach of statutory duty. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 651-661.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2012,

Economic and land interests. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 663-671.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2012,

Defamation: Breach of confidence; privacy. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 674-695.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2012,

Delict. in C Ashton (ed.), Understanding Scots Law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills . 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 461-491.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2011,

Delict. Law Basics, 4th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2010,

Neighbourhood liability in Scotland 1850-2000. in The development of liability between neighbours. The development of liability between neighbours, Cambridge University Press, pp. 132-172.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2009,

Capacity and Parties. in J Thomson (ed.), Delict. 2nd Release edn, Scottish Universities Law Institute, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 3-01 - 3-32.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, GDL 2008,

'Interference with natural watercourses: nuisance, negligence and strict liability' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 105-109.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 2008,

Delict. 3rd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2007,

Delict. in Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills. W. Green, pp. 579-611.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2007,

Common law nuisance. in J Thomson (ed.), Delict. W. Green, pp. 14.01-14.44.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Ashton, C, Brand, D, Cameron, G, Chalmers, J, Craig, V, Finch, V, Gordon, A, Grier, N, Griffiths, A, Mc Kerrell, N, Reid, A & Shiels, R 2007,

Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills. W. Green.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2007,

Trespass. in JM Thomson (ed.), Delict. Scottish Universities Law Institute, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 14.69 - 14.82.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2005,

Delict. 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, GDL 2005,

'Scots and English nuisance ... much the same thing?' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 98-121. DOI:
10.3366/elr.2005.9.1.98

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, GDL 2005,

'Making sense of nuisance in Scots law' Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol 56, no. 2, pp. 236-265.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 2002,

Delict. W. Green, Edinburgh.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 2001,

'Muddy pavements and murky law: intentional and unintentional nuisance and the recovery of pure economic loss' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 5, pp. 223-242.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 2000,

'Strict liability and the rule in Caledonian Railway Co v Greenock Corporation' Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, vol 5, no. 4, pp. 356-375.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 1998,

'Nuisance in the common law of Scotland' Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 1-14.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G & Sah, M 1997,

'Controlling the quality of financial advice: the use of regulatory form to satisfy fiduciary obligations' Journal of Business Law, pp. 143-157.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, G 1997,

Civil liability for environmental harm. in CT Reid (ed.), Environmental law in Scotland. 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 169-188.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Cameron, G & Johnston, R 1995,

Personal injury litigation in the Scottish courts: a descriptive analysis. Central Research Unit papers, Scottish Executive, Central Research Unit.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 1995,

'Consensus in dissensus' Scots Law Times, pp. 132-135.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Cameron, GDL & Mc Manus, JJ 1993,

Consideration of the mental state of accused persons at the pre-trial and pre-sentencing stages: report of a research project carried out in five areas of Scotland, June-December 1991. Central Research Unit papers, Scottish Executive, Central Research Unit.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cameron, G 1993,

'Defence agents and the mentally disturbed' Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, pp. 16-19.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Press

'Young thinker' title for law lecturer Kirsteen

  • Published: 17/11/2011
  • Press clipping: Research

A Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee has been named Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year for 2011 for her ideas on how to 'rethink the recession'. Kirsteen Shields (28), originally from Glasgow, was awarded the title by the Young Scotland and Northern Ireland Programme, the organisation founded by the journalist Kenneth Roy. Kirsteen's pre…

Young Scientist Award for Dundee medical student

  • Published: 19/09/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

A final year medical student from the University of Dundee has received a Young Scientist Award at a prestigious medical conference in recognition of her outstanding work on the impact of antibiotic resistance worldwide and its implications for pneumonia patients. The European Respiratory Society made the award to Catriona Rother (24), originally from Edinburgh, at t…

Yes and No voters more alike than they might think, claims study

  • Published: 25/03/2015
  • Press clipping: Research

www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/yes-and-no-voters-more-alike-than-they-might-think-claims-study-1.855595

Will the oil price continue to fall?

  • Published: 10/01/2016
  • Press clipping: Other

Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Will the oil price continue to fall?"

Will 2013 be seen as the international Year of Water law Cooperation?

  • Published: 02/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

2013 – the UN Year of Water Cooperation – is a big year for international water law. The UN Watercourses Convention, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1997, may well enter into force before 2014 – only five additional ratifications are required. In addition, the amendment to the UNECE Helsinki Convention, which would allow non-UNECE States to join, is likely to b…

Why you should make plans for digital death

  • Published: 13/02/2011
  • Press clipping: Research

The Sunday Post. Quotes from me appar in the 2/3 page article.

Why has oil gone under $50 per barrel?

  • Published: 21/08/2015
  • Press clipping: Other

Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Why has oil gone under $50 per barrel?"  

Why crowds are good for you

  • Published: 18/10/2012
  • Press clipping: Research

Participation is important for well-being, according to scientists Being stuck in a crowd of a million people doesn’t sound like much fun, but according to the latest research, being with others - even during difficult conditions - can actually be good for well-being. The study, into the biggest religious festival on earth, the Magh Mela, suggests that participation …

WHO status for dental school unit

  • Published: 01/11/2004
  • Press clipping: Research

The Unit of Dental and Oral Health and Health Psychology at the Dental School has been designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer. Professor Peter Mossey, has been appointed Head of the Centre. Since his arrival at the University in 1994, Peter has established a track reco…

What happens to a couple's digital life after break up?

  • Published: 24/02/2016
  • Press clipping: Research

During a romantic relationship, a couple is likely to create, accumulate and share many digital possessions such as videos, photos, chat histories, and shared accounts like Netflix. These digital possessions can cue precious memories, but if the relationship ends these possessions don't just disappear, they need to be dealt with in some way.  

WATCH: Stephen Fry congratulates Dundee academics for awards victories

  • Published: 13/01/2017
  • Press clipping: Research

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/348021/watch-stephen-fry-congratulates-dundee-academics-awards-victories/ by Ciaran Sneddon January 13 2017, 3.25pm Updated: January 13 2017, 12.15pm Stephen Fry said he hopes to visit Dundee this year as he praised university academics for helping transform lives in Scotland and across the world. The writer and broad…

Vitamin D shown not to lower blood pressure in older adults with high blood pressure

  • Published: 12/08/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

Treatment with Vitamin D does not help reduce high blood pressure in older people, a new study from the University of Dundee has shown. Researchers in the School of Medicine examined the effects of Vitamin D supplements provided to patients aged 70 and over who had isolated systolic hypertension - the most common type of high blood pressure among older people. Previo…

Visitors to the Botanic Gardens can also now enjoy a science lesson, thanks to a new genetics garden.

  • Published: 29/10/2013
  • Press clipping: Other

Article and photo in The Courier

Viewpoint: A Macroscopic Tractor Beam with Acoustic Waves

  • Published: 30/04/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

Among the many examples of how science fiction and fantasy have inspired real science, an interesting one is the “tractor beam,” first conceived by the chemical engineer and writer Edward E. Smith in the 1930s in his novel Spacehounds of IPC. Smith’s hypothetical device was a beam capable of pulling any macroscopic object from a distance. In the case of a light beam,…

UUJ thank Professor

  • Published: 01/09/2014
  • Press clipping: Other

RTPI Northern Ireland PlaNIt

Utilización de floúr y decir adiós a los azúcares es el camino contra las caries (Using Fluoride and saying goodbye to sugar to protect against cavities)

  • Published: 09/04/2014
  • Press clipping: Other

La odontopediatra y especialista en Cariologia del Reino Unido, doctora Nicola Innes, fue invitada por la Facultad de Odontologia de la Ufro para dictar dos conferencias. (The pediatric dentist and specialist in the UK, Dr Nicola Innes, was invited by the Faculty of Dentistry of UFRO to deliver two lectures.)

Uptake of Smoking During Transition to Adulthood

  • Published: 21/04/2008
  • Press clipping: Research

Resaearch to explore the reasons why young people start smoking

Unnecessary ward moves - bad for patients, bad for healthcare systems

  • Published: 29/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

Unnecessary ward moves are becoming increasingly common and have adverse consequences both for patients and for hospitals, according to researchers from the University of Dundee. Professor Marion McMurdo and Dr Miles Witham have drawn attention to the practice of 'boarding' patients - moving individuals from their own base specialty ward to other wards to accommodate…

University of Dundee researcher awarded £1.9M to combat Parkinson's disease

  • Published: 16/07/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

A scientist at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1.9M from the Wellcome Trust to investigate the causes of Parkinson's disease. Dr Miratul Muqit has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to undertake research over the next 5…