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Steve Jones

Dr Steve Jones

Associate Head of School (Operations & Resources)

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837100 ext. 626

Visiting address:
AS36

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Education / Academic qualification

  • PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Liverpool

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Psychologist, CPsychol

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, AFBPsS

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA

    24 Nov 2015 -

Biography

Steve has a BA (Hons) Psychology degree from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in the area of Cognitive Ageing from the University of Manchester.  After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate with the University of Manchester on a project funded by the AA Foundation for Road Safety, exploring when and why older drivers give up driving.  Steve has been employed as a Lecturer (later Senior Lecturer) in Cognitive Psychology at Coventry University (1995-1999) and at Leeds Metropolitan University (1999-2006).  He joined Leeds Trinity in September 2006.

Research interests

Areas of research interest include:

  • Cognitive psychological aspects of the processing of gaze direction, including gaze-cueing.
  • Understanding and use of food labelling.
  • Critical thinking in psychology students.
  • Students’ experiences of coping with severe food allergies.
  • Enhancing teaching and learning in HE.

Teaching and Administration

TEACHING

Level 4 PSY4372 Uses and Abuses of Psychology (module co-ordinator)

Level 5 PSY5262 Psychology Around the World (module co-ordinator)

          PSY5012 Research Methods in Psychology 2

Level 6 PSY6114 Major Research Project (module co-ordinator)

 

I specialise in teaching quantitative research methods, statistics and SPSS.  I have developed a range of teaching materials to support this, including tutorial videos for a variety of SPSS analyses, which are available via the Moodle VLE. 

 

Level 6 PSY6412 Psychology and Advertising (module co-ordinator)

This option module is delivered in a single semester.  The module is delivered entirely using problem-based learning, with students undertaking a variety of tasks to develop their understanding of the application of psychological concepts to advertising phenomena.

  

ADMINISTRATION

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Psychology (since 2015)

Chair of Department Ethics Committee (2007-2014)

Psychology Assessment Co-ordinator (2006-2012)