The ECPR is very saddened to hear about the death of Jacqui Briggs, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln.
Jacqui served on the editorial team of ECPR’s ‘journal of the profession’, European Political Science, for six years between 2009 and 2015.
She was the first member of the team to be appointed via the Teaching & Learning Standing Group, with the specific remit of developing Teaching & Learning as an intrinsic part of the journal’s offering. In that respect, Jacqui was responsible for the most innovatory and challenging aspect of EPS.
She had an extraordinary impact on the journal, showing, through the high quality copy that she generated, that research into teaching and learning could, and should, be a fundamental part of sharing good practice and political science research.
The Senior Editor of EPS during her tenure, current ECPR Director Martin Bull, remembers Jacqui as someone ‘with complete dedication to her work, innovatory in what she achieved and engaging in the way she did it. She was a wonderful person to work with and all of the team learnt from her insights over those six years.’
Jacqui brought publishing about Teaching & Learning to the ECPR, and her legacy will live on as long as that sector of political science in ECPR continues to thrive and grow. She will be sorely missed, and the ECPR extends its sincere condolences to her family and friends.