Staff profile

Steve Jones

Dr Steve Jones

Associate Head of School (Operations & Resources)

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

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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

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA

    24 Nov 2015 -
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, AFBPsS

  • Chartered Psychologist, CPsychol


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


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.



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

Chair of Department Ethics Committee (2007-2014)

Psychology Assessment Co-ordinator (2006-2012)