Staff Profile of Dr Eleri Sian Jones

Dr Eleri Sian Jones
Lecturer, Sport Psychology, Peer Guide Co-ordinator
George Building


Eleri studied Sports and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University (2003-2006), before completing an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (2007-2008), here in the SHES department. She was then awarded a Leverhulme Trust funded PhD scholarship. Her research focused on exploring the process goal paradox and conceptualization and measurement of performance anxiety, which she completed in 2013 at Glamorgan University. During her time at Glamorgan University, Eleri also worked as a Sport Science Lecturer, teaching on a number of sport psychology and coaching modules. In August 2014, Eleri re-joined Bangor University as a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Lecturer in Sport Psychology.

Professional Qualifications

Teaching Fellowship HEA

BASES Chartered Sport Scientist 

PhD, Glamorgan University, 2013
MSc (Hons), Bangor University, 2008
BSc (Hons), Liverpool John Moores University

Teaching Modules

JXC1027 – Psychomotor Behaviour

JXC1021 – Portfolio and Academic Skills

JXC1001 - Research Skills

JXC2016 – Research Methods

JXH2036 – Applied Sport Psychology

JXC3031 – Stress and Performance

JXC3033 - Research in Psychological Skills

JXC4002 – Performance Psychology

Research Areas

  • Measurement of performance anxiety
  • Psychophysiological responses to stress/anxiety
  • Welsh language provision in Sport
  • Supporting elite coaches

  • Disability sport


Please visit the publications page of Dr Eleri Jones to view recent publications

Conference Publications

Faull, A., & Jones, E.S. (2016). Development and Validation of the Adapted Vividness of Movement Imagery Questionnaire – 2 (AVMIQ-2) for use with wheelchair athletes. Applied Association of Sport Psychology, Pheonix, U.S.A.


Jones, E.S., & Pritchard, C. (2016). Datblygu darpariaeth seicoleg chwaraeon i athletwyr a hyfforddwyr Cymraeg. Oral presentation at Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlethol Sport Confernce. Cardiff Metropolitan, Wales. 

Jones, E.S., Faull, A., Mullen, R. (2011). The Neophyte practitioner: Reflective practice as a tool for Sport Psychology Consultation Effectiveness. Oral presentation at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science annual student conference – awarded best postgraduate applied oral presentation.

Jones, E.S., Mullen, R., Hardy, L., Woodman, T., & Cheng, K. W-N. (2010). Toward a Grounded Theory of the Cognitive Dimension of Performance Anxiety. Poster presented at the Applied Association of Sport Psychology, Rhode Island, USA.

Jones, E.S., Mullen, R., & Hardy, L. (2008). Conscious processing and motor performance: Examining the part process goal paradox. Poster presented at the World Congress of Sport Psychology, Morocco.

Grant capture/external funding

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlethol PhD Studentship joint funded with SSHES (awarded July 2017) - approx. £60,000


Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Strategy Grant- £20,000 (awarded October 2015)

This grant has been awarded to develop a series of online coaching workshops focused on sport psychology topics. This resource will be adopted throughout Welsh universities. The grant will fund a research project officer for two days a week.

PhD Students

Current supervision: Charlotte Hillyard (based in University of South Wales, co-supervised with Professor Richard Mullen and Dr Kelly Ashford from Cardiff Metropolitan University).

Additional resources


Eleri has also developed a series of ten online workshops for Welsh coaches on the use of psychological skills. These can be accessed through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedelthol's 'Y Porth' website ( under the Sport Science category. They are also hosted on the Sport Wales 'Club Solutions' website (

Membership of professional organisations

  • British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (accredited)
  • British Psychological Society
  • Association of Applied Psychology
  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Hobbies and Interests

Eleri enjoys taking part, and watching a number of sports, including netball, running, boot camp, kayaking, and supporting the Welsh rugby team!