In April 2010, work on the BBC Prison Study received the British Psychology Society’s Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognized “the influence the study has had on the social psychology curriculum and [the researchers'] commitment to supporting psychology teachers”.

The award was conferred at the BPS Annual Conference held at Stratford-upon-Avon. As award winners, Steve Reicher and Alex Haslam both gave talks on the study at the conference.