This annual award honours a scholar who has made a significant contribution in advancing the longitudinal study and scientific understanding of the life course.


The purpose of this award is to recognize eminent and emerging scholars in our field, whose contributions in research, theory, or policy analysis have  elucidated  the  macro-­- and  micro-­‐ level foundations of the life course and individual biography.

SLLS John Bynner Distinguished Scholar Award


We are delighted to announce that the 2021 award goes to Heather Joshi

(UCL Institute of Education, UK). View Heather's bio here

Past winners include Jeylan Mortimer (2020), Karl Ulrich-Mayer (2019), Diana Kuh (2018),

Glen H. Elder (2017), John Bynner (2016).