Dr Tim Jones

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Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) and Head of School, School of Psychology

University Executive

Head of School

Contact Details

email: t.jones@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542955


Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) (University of Gloucestershire) 
PhD Psychology (University of Bristol) 
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Plymouth University)

Tim is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) and Head of the School of Psychology. In addition to leading the School of Psychology, Tim holds a responsibility for student experience at the University and is a board member of Worcester Wolves and Severn Stars. Tim works in partnership with the Student Union and colleagues in Student Services to help deliver an outstanding experience for all students at the University.

Tim has previously held a number of leadership roles in higher education and professional practice and has worked with, and influenced, national stakeholders. Tim is a previous Chair of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) and is a strong advocate for learning and teaching in psychology, widening participation and working with students as partners.

Teaching & Research


Although Tim is a cognitive psychologist, he has taught a wide range of modules and content including; research methods, biopsychology, cognitive neuroscience, individual differences, social psychology and environmental psychology. Tim is a strong advocate for the ‘classics’ in Psychology, including the origins of the discipline and historical concepts.

Tim is committed to teaching and learning in Psychology, and has published 8 peer-reviewed articles on learning and teaching in Psychology, presented conference papers at national and international conferences focussing on learning and teaching, and co-authored a text book. Recent outputs include:

Holliman, A.J. & Jones, T. (2018). Identifying a topic for a psychology dissertation: A process map for students’. Psychology Teaching Review, 24(1), 48-52.

Taylor, J. & Jones, T. (2017). Evaluating and measuring how new technologies and ubiquitous connectivity affect university students’ day-to- day life, their learning and consequent psychosocial well-being, Conference proceedings, British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, UK, May 3-5.

Wilkinson, D.J. & Jones, T. (2017). An exploration of ‘scaffolded’ and ‘experiential’ learning environment’s impact upon students’ experiences of a challenging level 6 topic in forensic psychology: MAPPA. Psychology Teaching Review, 23(1), 23-36.

Wright, H., Jenks, R. & Jones, T. (2017). Using virtual reality to better understand the perspectives of others. Conference proceedings, Coventry University, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry, UK, April 27.

Catling, J., Mason, V. & Jones, T. (2013). Predictors of psychology undergraduate success. Psychology Teaching Review, 19(2), 31-37.


Tim currently researches in the following areas; domestic violence, perpetrators of violence, reasoning and decision making (applied to crime), trauma, culture and individual differences. Tim has always maintained a strong research interest in human-computer interaction (HCI), mobile technologies and mobility, building on his PhD research and post-doctoral positions at the Universities of Bath and the West of England, Bristol. Tim currently co-supervises PhDs in the areas of EMDR and culture, (dynamic) intelligence and personality.

Professional Bodies

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) 
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) 
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 
Member of the Applied Vision Association (AVA) 
Member of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) 
Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)


Coates, B. & Jones, T. (Accepted). A qualitative analysis of the experience of staff employed within the forensic disability sector in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability.

Simmons, L., Jones, T. & Bradley, E. (2017). Reducing mental health stigma - The relationship between knowledge and attitude change. European Journal of Mental Health, 12(1), 25-40.

Dhuri, A.S. & Jones, T. (2015). Are traits of dispositional optimism, extroversion and perceived emotional intelligence predictors of happiness? The International Journal of Psychosocial Research, 3(1), 4-11.

Upton, D., Bray, J., Jones, T. & Upton, P. (2014). Touchscreen technology - the evidence. Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 3(1), 29-30.

Wilkinson, D.J., Caulfield, L. & Jones, T. (2014). Investigating schizotypy and crime based reasoning with qualitative methods. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53(2), 158-172.

Farrell, D., Keenan, P., Knibbs, L. & Jones, T. (2013). Enhancing EMDR clinical supervision through the utilisation of an EMDR process model of supervision and an EMDR personal development action plan. Social Sciences Directory, 2(5), 6-25.

Jones, T., Kay, D., Upton, P. & Upton, D. (2013). An evaluation of older adults use of iPad’s in eleven UK care- homes. The International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 5(3)., 62-76.

Upton, D., Bray, J., Jones, T. & Upton, P. (2013). The use of touch screen technology by people with dementia and their carers in care home settings. Journal of Dementia Care, 21(13), 28-32.

External Responsibilities

External Examiner, BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Counselling, York St John University, September 2018 –

External Examiner, course validation, for Buckinghamshire New University, MSc Mental Health & Well Being in Education - High Wycombe, April 2015.

External Examiner, BSc Psychology, University of South Wales, September 2013 -  September 2016.

External Examiner, course validation, for the University of Derby (AVENTIS School of Management, Singapore & Department of Psychology, University of Derby) - Derby, November, 2012.

External Examiner, BSc Psychological Studies, East Asia Institute of Management (Cardiff Metropolitan University), September 2011-September 2013.

External Examiner, HND Applied Psychology, Truro and Penwith College (University of Plymouth), September 2010-September 2013.

External Examiner, course validation, for the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)/Cardiff Metropolitan University (EASB, Singapore & Department of Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University) - Singapore, May 2010.