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Gareth Jones

Dr. Gareth Jones PhD, MSc, BSc

Researcher on behavioural health psychology


My research interests orientate around positive behaviour change, physical activity promotion, and whole system approaches to enabling folk to lead active lifestyles. 

I have a specific interest in supporting children and young people to become more active more often to benefit their physical and mental health, as well as supporting learning, attainment, behaviour and academic performance. 


My educational background includes a first class honour's undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science with Coaching (Northumbria University) and a masters degree in Psychology of Sport and Exercise Behaviour (Northumbria University). 

I then continued on to the University of Sheffield, department of psychology, to study my PhD in behavioural health psychology where I explored the impact of significant life transitions of physical activity behaviour. 

I joined Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, in 2016 after completing my PhD. I currently work on various projects around the theme of behaviour change, psychology, physical activity promotion and whole systems thinking. 

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