Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Fiona Jamieson

Senior Teaching Fellow

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws
Master of Science (with Distinction)
Bachelor of Laws
Postgraduate Diploma

Biography

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. 

Research outputs

  1. Just emotions? The need for emotionally-intelligent justice policy

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  2. Crime and Punishment Around the World

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Research activities & awards

  1. Member of Evaluation Advisory Group (EAG) for the Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on Crime and Antisocial behaviour

    Activity: ConsultancyContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  2. Reducing the Use of Imprisonment in Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making: European Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. Reducing the Use of Imprisonment in Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making: European Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Research projects

  1. Developing Restorative Justice in Scotland: Learning from local and international experience

    Project: Other ProjectResearch Collaboration with external organisation

  2. Developing Restorative Justice in Scotland

    Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

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