Gerald Mars, an applied social anthropologist works across disciplines to understand the nature and problems of modern industrial society.
Currently Hon. Professor of Anthropology at University College, London, he has applied his discipline, and extended its methodologies to a range of areas: Criminology - particularly workplace crime and sabotage, economic and social effects of long wave cycles, food studies, organisation and occupational theory, tourism and the hotel industry, the Soviet Union's black economy, risk and accidents and the varied nature of cultures - ethnic, domestic, criminal, occupational and organisational. He has published 11 books and over 60 papers.
Professor Mars is in demand as a consultant and has been Nuffield Foundation Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology and a Senior Associate of St Antony's College Oxford.
He has held 8 Visiting Professorships, and for 17 years was a part-time consultant with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. In 2003 he was awarded The Royal Anthropological Institute's Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology to honour consistent excellence in applied anthropology .