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Vanessa Jones

Associate Head of ISES (Planning and Resources)

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855328

Vanessa Jones is an Associate Head  and member of the Senior Management Team for the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science (ISES). She has a remit for Planning and Resources.  She is also part of the PE teaching team in ISES. She studied for first degree a BEd(Hons) Human Movement at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham and her MSc in Sport and Exercise Science at University Wales Institute Cardiff( UWIC).


Vanessa's first PE teaching post  was in Telford, Shropshire which was followed by a two year break from teaching working in the leisure industry. She returned to teaching taking up a post in Pembrokeshire where she became Head of PE in a large comprehensive school and the Associate Adviser for Secondary PE for the county. Alongside her teaching role Vanessa also worked for ESTYN/OFSTED as a subject inspector for Physical Education, and continues this work within her current role. She was also the county and Regional hockey coach for under 16 and under 18 schoolgirls and sat on the Welsh Hockey Coaching Committee. She herself played hockey at regional and national league level.


Vanessa is currently heading up a collaborative research project with the University of Worcester, Brunel University and Liverpool John Moores University exploring the occupational socialisation of Physical Students and Newly Qualified Teachers. She is also currently engaged in writing chapters with colleague Lerverne Barber for the fifth edition of Capel, S., Breckon, P. and o’Neill, J. (2006)  A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School and  the 6th edition of Capel, S. and Whitehead, M. (2010 ) Learning to teach Physical Education in the Secondary School: a practical companion, both published by Routledge.

MSc Sport and Exercise Science
BEd (Hons) Human Movement

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Professional Interests

Physical Education – Policy and Practice
Physical Education Consultancy   

Teaching Interests

Sociology of Sport
Social and Psychological Issues in sport and Physical Education
Physical Education policy and practice
Dance, Athletics, Games  

Research Interests

Teaching, Learning and effective assessment – schools and HE
Physical Education – Policy and Practice
Occupational Socialisation
Coaching and mentoring

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Vice President Western Europe of International Federation of Physical Education - Europe (FIEP)
Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA)

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Presentations


Re-emergence and building for the future. Physical Education Matters – AfPE. (in publication)  

Incledon, V. and Bowen-Jones, W. (2008) Physical Education and Sport Education in Wales published in Klein, G. and Hardman, K. (eds.) Physical Education and Sport Education in the European Union, Paris: EP.S Editions.  

Castle, P.C., Incledon, V. and Waring, M. (2008). Are We Conveying The Message Appropriately? Adapting To Student Perceptions Of ‘Effective’ Feedback. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, (JoHLSTE), 7 (1), 89-98.

Castle, P., Rhoden, C., West, J., Incledon, V. and Mycock, D. (eds.) (2007) Foundations of Sport (Pyscho-Social), London, McGraw-Hill.  

Incledon, V., Castle, P., Waring, M. and Van Berlo, K. (2007) A marking template to improve feedback for sport students. Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism. LINK journal, 45-48. 


Jones, V. (2011) Values, beliefs and changing philosophies – undergraduate student’s perception’s of Physical Education.  6th FIEP European Congress,  Porec, Croatia, June.

Jones, R. and Incledon,V. (2010) The implications of pedagogic hegemony on undergraduate games education. Association Of Phyiscal Education (AfPE) National Conference, Cirencester, July.

Incledon, V. and Breeze, N. ( 2010) Using grading templates to provide transparent feedback. University of Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference, June.

Incledon,V. and Jones, R. (2009) Creativity and Teaching Games -The deconstruction and reconstruction of Undergraduate (UG) PE students’ perceptions of games. 5th FIEP European Congress and 2nd Serbian Congress of PE Teachers, Nis, Serbia, 23rd-26th September.

Jones, R. and Incledon,V. (2009) The deconstruction and reconstruction of Undergraduate (UG) PE students’ perceptions of games. ACPHER (The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Brisbane, Australia, 22nd-25th July.

Incledon, V. (2008) Cheers and Challenges- Physical Education in the UK. National Congress for Physical Education in Schools, Lajeado, Brazil, 10th-16th May.  

Donovan, M.,Yates,V. and Incledon,V. Learning Through Sport. AfPE(Association for Physical Education) Conference, Chester, UK. 

Bowen-Jones, W. and Incledon, V. (2007) 'Shall we all go Dutch’ (“Presentation of a comparative research study which focused on the approaches to PE ITE). ACPHER (The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) PACE Yourself, Freemantle, Perth, Australia, 3rd-5th October.  

Frapwell, A. and Incledon, V. (2003) From knower to learner: promoting interaction in style. NZARE & AARE (New Zealand and Australian Association for Research in Education) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Vice President Western Europe of International Federation of Physical Education - Europe (FIEP)
International Scientific Board 6th FIEP Congress, 2011. Porec, Croatia
Estyn/Ofsted inspector for Physical Education

External Examiner

Liverpool John Moores University
University of Greenwich (BA Hons.) PE and Sport
University of Wales Institute Cardiff(UWIC) (PGCE PE)