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Dr Fiona Jamieson

Lecturer in Criminology

LLB (Hons), Dip LP, MSc, PhD

Office hours:

Monday 12:00-13:00

Tel: 0131 651 5567


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Dr Fiona Jamieson is Lecturer in Criminology. 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.