Professor Sandra Walklate, Head of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, has been awarded the `Outstanding Achievement Award 2014’ by the British Society of Criminology in recognition of her exceptional contribution to sociological criminology.
Professor Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Professor of Sociology at the University since 2006, is best known for her work in the fields of critical victimology, gender and crime, and, more recently, her work in the fields of war, terror, security and risk.
She has a substantial publication record and has been the main investigator on many research projects awarded from a range of funding bodies including: the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Nuffield Foundation and Merseyside Police Authority.
President of the British Society of Criminology, Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, said: “In addition to Professor Walklate’s prodigious criminological research she has made (and continues to make) an exceptional contribution by enhancing the discipline’s interests on both the national and the international stages. More generally, she continues to make a significant contribution to national and international academic social science communities.”
Professor Walklate was a member of the Sociology sub-panel for the Government Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and is serving again for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework; she was a member of the ESRC Evaluation Committee (2008-12) and Peer Review College. She has been an external examiner at 12 UK institutions for criminology programmes; sits on five journal editorial boards and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology.
She was also Social Science Academic Advisor to the British Federation of Women Graduates (2006-13) and has been an external advisor to the Ministry of Justice, New Zealand.
Professor Walklate will be presented with her award at the British Society of Criminology’s annual conference which will be held at the University in July.
Further details about the Conference and its programme can be found here