Staff profile

Steve Jones

Dr Steve Jones

Head of Department

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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 as a Senior Lecturer and has worked as Programme Coordinator, Academic Group Leader and Associate Head of School. Steve has been Head of Department for Social and Behavioural Sciences since September 2019.

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




Head of Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Since 2019)

Associate Head of School (2017-2019)

Academic Group Leader, Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (2016-17)

Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Psychology (2015-2016)

Chair of Department Ethics Committee (2007-2014)

Psychology Assessment Co-ordinator (2006-2012)