Dr Stuart Jones

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Dr Stuart Jones BSc, PGDip, MSc, PhD, CPsychol, FHEA

Lecturer in Psychology

Tel: +44 (0)1267 676697
E-mail: s.a.jones@uwtsd.ac.uk

  • Programme Manager BSc Applied Psychology
  • PhD Supervision
  • HEA Fellow Mentor

I have been teaching on the Psychology programmes in addition to other programmes at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David since 2010 and have contributed to the delivery and supervision on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Prior to this I worked as a lecturer at the University of Glamorgan for six years, lecturing on the BSc Psychology, BSc Sport Psychology and BSc Sport Science programmes. I also worked as a Health Psychology researcher for a funded project in collaboration with University of Bath and North Wiltshire NHS exploring the benefits and feasibility of peer mentoring within a community-based health and exercise initiative of patients diagnosed with COPD (2007-2009). This lead to the development of a Manual for Peer Mentors that was issued by North Wiltshire NHS.

During my time at UWTSD I was the programme manager of the Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Psychology and I have held positions on many committees including the Research Degrees Committee and the Research Committee. I was a member of the Universities Ethics Committee from (2016-2022) having co-chaired the Committee between 2019 and 2022.

  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Professional Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • STEMNET STEM Ambassador
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

My current undergraduate teaching areas include biological psychology, neuroscience, adolescent development and transitions, sport and exercise psychology, health psychology, evolutionary psychology, occupational psychology, media and consumer psychology and applied psychology.  I also contribute to research methods teaching (focusing on qualitative research methods). 

My research interests are widespread including:

  • The emotional responses following injury in recreational-level athletes
  • Community-based health initiatives and the training and development of Peer Mentors in the field of health
  • The application of psychological interventions in relation to chronic illness
  • Questionnaire development, validity testing and application
  • Mental health in rural communities
  • Emotional regulation and disordered behaviour
  • Flow in performance-based settings.

I also have a research interest in the adaptation of migrant workers in Wales and in 2012 I secured strategic insight policy (SIP) funding to explore the work of the Polish-Welsh Mutual Association (PMWA) and the attitudes of people that the PWMA serve.

  • Assistant Test User: Occupational Qualification
  • Test User: Occupational Ability Qualification
  • Test User: Occupational Personality Qualification
  • Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)

Evans, L., Mitchell, I.D., & Jones, S. (2006). Psychological Response to Sport Injury. In Hanton, S. and Mellalieu, S.D. (Eds.), Literature Reviews in Sport Psychology. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.


Noam, G., Welton, N., & Jones, S. (2018). Well-Being and Resilience in a secondary School in Wales: Pupils and Staff Perspectives. Paper presented at A Child’s world: New Shoes, New Direction, Aberystwyth, July 2018.

Goddard, M & Jones, S (2017). Does regular salsa dancing improve our mental well-being, self-esteem and help to reduce or prevent loneliness? Paper presented at The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Glasgow, December 2017.

Bernal-Davies, B., & Jones, S. (2016.) An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Approach to Understanding Filipino Migrant Workers in Wales. Paper presented at The European Conference on Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Brighton, 2016. 

Jones, S., Roderique-Davies, G., & John, B. (2015.) Exploring the emotional responses in recreational rugby union players following severe injury:  A longitudinal perspective. 4th Annual Conference of The Welsh Branch of The British Psychological Society, Glyndwr, 2015.