Fiona Jamieson


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Dr Fiona Jamieson is Senior Teaching Fellow in Criminology and Director of the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice degree programme at the School of Law. Her main research interests lie in sentencing and penal decision-making, punishment, judicial culture, the occupational culture of criminal justice organisations and qualitative research methods. Fiona’s doctoral research, supported by ESRC scholarship funding, drew on biographical narrative research methods to study judicial work and culture.

Fiona has a PhD in Criminology and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Edinburgh University. She also has an LLB (Honours) and Diploma in Legal Practice. Prior to joining the School of Law, Fiona gained extensive knowledge of criminal justice law, policy and practice through her former legal career as a prosecutor in Scotland.

Fiona is a member of the Sentencing and Penal Decision-Making Working Group of the European Society of Criminology. In 2017 she was appointed as a member of the MESAS (Monitoring and Evaluation of Scotland's Alcohol Strategy) Governance Board (Scottish Government/NHS). She is also a member of the Evaluation Advisory Group (EAG) for the Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on Crime and Antisocial behaviour (Scottish Government/NHS). 

Fiona welcomes applications from prospective PhD students. 

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, Doctor of Laws

Criminology, Master of Science (with Distinction)

Law, Bachelor of Laws

Law, Postgraduate Diploma

External positions

Evaluation Advisory Group (EAG) for the Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on Crime and Antisocial behaviour, The Scottish Government

3 Aug 2017 → …

MESAS (Monitoring and Evaluation of Scotland's Alcohol Strategy), Scottish Government

Mar 2017 → …


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