School of Social and Political Science

SPS’ Professor Lynn Jamieson wins British Sociological Association Lifetime Achievement Award



Lynn Jamieson


Congratulations to Sociology’s Professor Lynn Jamieson for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Sociological Association (BSA).

To mark the 70th anniversary of the BSA at this year’s April conference, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award is an honour given to individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of sociology over their career. Lynn is one of 10 recipients to be recognised this year for their research, teaching and service to the discipline.

Lynn joins SPS colleagues Professor Liz Stanley and Emeritus Professor Graham Crow in receiving accolades and recognition for lifetime achievement from the BSA. Both have received Distinguished Service to British Sociology Awards from the organisation, given annually to an individual in previous years - Liz in 2020 and Graham in 2021.

Upon receiving her award, Lynn highlighted the value of the BSA and maintaining an active membership: "I hope colleagues will keep up the tradition of being involved in the BSA. The organisation is our forum for collectively doing our best to defend Sociology in the UK, including monitoring what’s going on across institutions and advocating on behalf of the discipline."

Professor Jamieson is one of the founding co-directors of The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), an editor of the journal Families, Relationships and Societies, and co-editor of the Palgrave series on Studies in Family and Intimate Life. She is also a trustee of Befriending Networks Scotland and, via Transition Edinburgh South, supports Gracemount Community Garden, which enables people to grow and eat local food, as part of a commitment to lower carbon futures and belief that families and relationships need to be part of making it happen.

Professor Jamieson’s research highlights include:

  • The impact of COVID-19 lockdown on families of care home residents
  • Growing Up in Scotland: The Involvement of Grandparents in Children's Lives
  • Cool with Change: Young People and Family Change
  • Experiences of Muslims living in Scotland
  • Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study