I graduated with a first-class BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 and then went on to study for a PhD and work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Leeds Beckett University until 2019. I joined Staffordshire University as a Lecturer in Qualitative Psychological Research Methods in 2019.
Professional memberships and activities
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (2011 – 2014, Manchester Metropolitan University).
- PhD: Young people’s understandings of sexual consent and the impact of power inequalities within their sexual relationships, supervised by Dr Kate Milnes and Dr Tamara Turner-Moore (Leeds Beckett University, 2015-2019).
My area of expertise is broadly within critical social psychology with a focus on sexual consent and power inequalities within sexual relationships, I mainly work with young people in this area.
My research methods expertise is in creative qualitative research methods with a particular interest in participatory research methods. In terms of analysis, I work most frequently with Foucauldian discourse analysis and thematic analysis.
I am broadly interested in projects taking a critical/constructionist or qualitative approach towards a range of topics. For example;
- People’s experiences/understandings of sexual consent,
- Sex education,
- Power inequalities/relations.
- Foundations in Psychology (L4)
- Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (L4)
- Perspectives in psychology (L4)
- Contemporary issues in Psychology (L5)
- Voluntary work experience - Applications of psychology (L5)
- Psychology of social perception (L5)
- Understanding the social world (L5)
- Psychology of oppression and empowerment (L6)
- Psychology project (L6)
- MSc psychology dissertation (L7)
Jones, Milnes & Turner-Moore (Unver review, Qualitative Research in Psychology) Tensions and potentials in involving young people in discourse analysis: An example from a study of sexual consent campaigns.
- Jones & Smith (2020) Re-creating sexual consent campaigns. Workshop delivered at the Stigmatised Sexualities and Sexual Harm Research Symposium, Leeds, UK.
- Jones, Milnes & Turner-Moore (2019, June) Using creative methods to discuss a discourse analysis of sexual consent campaigns with young people. Paper presented at the Collaboration, Creativity and Complexities conference: developing networks and practices of co-production with children and young people, Manchester, UK.
- Jones, Milnes & Turner-Moore (2019, July) Constructions of young people in sexual consent campaigns: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis. Paper presented at the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section conference, Windsor, UK.