Mrs Jan Law

Teaching Fellow

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8701

Biography

I have been a Teaching Fellow at Abertay Sociology department since 2006.

Before I came to Abertay I taught Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Stirling (Sociology and Sociology department),

Glasgow Caledonian University (Sociology department),

Strathclyde University (Sociology department) and Aberdeen University (Sociology department).

Aberdeen University (Sociology department)

Dundee University (Social Work and Community Education department)

Since 2006-2016) I also worked with for Open University as an Associate Lecturer teaching various areas of Sociology, Criminology and Social Policy.

My key areas of teaching are,

1st and 2nd level

Criminology

Sociology

Interests

Since 2000 I have extensive and continues experience in carrying out policy-orientated research evaluations for the Scottish Government and other government departments such as NHS Tayside, the Directorate of Public Health Dundee. 

The key focus of my research is education and health and the role of education, particularly of young people and risk in areas such as sexual health; smoking; physical exercise; homelessness among young disabled people; access to health care; and more recently sexual consent. This research often leads me to work with and research young people and hard-to-reach groups, vulnerable young people, teachers and other health and government professionals.

Currently I am working on developing innovative educational tools and gameing on sexual consent for schools. This study is a interdiciplinary approach with Computor games here at Abertay and a cross national study between Scotland and Portugal.

2019

From policy research to public sociology

Law, J. (2019) From policy research to public sociology. In: Public sociology education. Breeze, M. (ed.), Scandrett, E. (ed.). . Policy Press.
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2018

Social presence and dishonesty in retail

Siebenaler, S., Szymkowiak, A., Robertson, P., Johnson, G. I., Law, J. & Fee, K. (2018) Social presence and dishonesty in retail. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018). Bond, R. (ed.), Mulvenna, M. (ed.), Wallace, J. (ed.), Black, M. (ed.). Belfast: BCS Learning & Development Ltd..
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Honesty, social presence, and self-service in retail

Siebenaler, S., Szymkowiak, A., Robertson, P., Johnson, G., Law, J. & Fee, K. (2018) Honesty, social presence, and self-service in retail. . . .
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2016

Social presence and dishonesty

Siebenaler, S., Szymkowiak, A., Robertson, P., Johnson, G. & Law, J. (2016) Social presence and dishonesty. In: HCI in business, government and organizations: Supporting Business - 4th International Conference, HCIBGO 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings. Nah, F. (ed.), Tan, C. (ed.). p. 264-281. Cham: Springer.
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2015

Dishonest behavior at self-service checkouts

Creighton, S., Johnson, G., Robertson, P., Law, J. & Szymkowiak, A. (2015) Dishonest behavior at self-service checkouts. In: HCI in Business: Second International Conference, HCIB 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. Nah, F. (ed.), Tan, C. (ed.). p. 267-278. London: Springer.
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2013

Story development/storytelling, collaborative working and peer education in Dundee primary schools

Law, J. (2013) Story development/storytelling, collaborative working and peer education in Dundee primary schools. . . .
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2008

 Developing self neglect theory

Lauder, W., Roxburgh, M., Harris, J. & Law, J. (2008)  Developing self neglect theory. . . p. 447-454. .
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2007

Sex education in primary schools

Annetts, J. & Law, J. (2007) Sex education in primary schools. In: Pre-teen and teenage pregnancy: a twenty-first century reality . Leishman, J. (ed.), Moir, J. (ed.). p. 125-142. Keswick: M&K Update Ltd..
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2006

Class, stratification and social welfare in Scotland

Law, J. (2006) Class, stratification and social welfare in Scotland. In: Social care, health and welfare in contemporary Scotland. Mooney, G. (ed.), Sweeney, T. (ed.), Law, A. (ed.). Paisley: Kynoch & Blaney.
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2002

Magical urbanism

Law, A. & Law, J. (2002) Magical urbanism. . . p. 173-211. .
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Funding

(2008-2011) Evaulation of Keep Well- Young Peoples Attitudes to Tobacco in Dundee Schools, for Tayside Directorate of Public Health and Dundee City Council (£40,083) University of Abertay

(2007-2008) Respect and Responsibility; A Review of Progress and Next Steps, for the Scottish Government (£4,479) University of Dundee and University of Abertay

Esteem

Esteem

Vice chair on the board of Governors for WRASAC Women Rape and Sexual Violence Centre Dundee since (2016)

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Ms Hazel Work

Ms Hazel Work

Division of Sociology | Lecturer

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Dr Paula Forbes

Dr Paula Forbes

Division of Sociology | Post Doctoral Researcher

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