Professor Marc Jones

Job Title and Responsibilities

Professor of Stress and Emotion
Associate Dean, Scholarship, Enterprise and Research


PhD (1999): Newman University (awarding institution Coventry University).

BSc (1994): Applied Psychology, Cardiff University.

Professional Memberships and Activities

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist)
Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist)

Research Interests

My scholarly work is centred on understanding the causes, control and consequences of stress and emotion. Much of my work has been in sport, in particular exploring challenge and threat states in response to competition. Specifically, how individuals differ in the psycho-physiological responses to stressful situations and how these challenge and threat states relate to performance. Increasingly I am also involved in research exploring the role of the natural environment in well-being as part of the PHENOTYPE project in addition to projects aimed at reducing work stress.

You can follow updates on my research and consultancy work on @profmarcjones and on my blog.

Selected Publications

Reprints of selected papers and a complete research profile (PDF, file size: 148.51KB) .

Current Teaching

Because of my faculty wide role I do not have any specific modules but I do contribute a range of lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Dr. Marc Jones
Associate Dean/Professor
(P/G, Partnerships & Distance Learning in Sport & Exercise)
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Brindley Building
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 295985
f: +44 (0)1782 294321