Dr Eleri Jones

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science, BSc Module Teaching, Additional Duties


Dr Jones has a breadth of teaching, research and applied Sport Psychology experience spanning over 10 years. Following and undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (BSc, Liverpool John Moores), and a Masters in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc, Bangor University), Eleri completed her PhD in 2013 under the supervsion of Professor Richard Mullen (Glamorgan University). Whilst studying for her PhD, Eleri also worked as Lecturer in Sport Psychology and Sport Coaching at Glamorgan University (2008-2014). Eleri was appointed as a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlethol lecturer at the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Bangor University in 2014. 

Eleri's research focuses on performance anxiety and how athletes perform under pressure. She also has research interests in personality, coaching, disability sport and bilingualism in sport and learning. In addition to her teaching and research interests, Eleri is also accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science and supports youth and senior athletes in a variety of sports.


Teaching and Supervision

Eleri teaches on a number of bilingual modules accross various degree programmes, including:

  • Psychomotor Behaviour (Year 1)
  • Portfolio and Academic Skills (Year 1)
  • Research skills and methods (Year 1 and 2)
  • Applied Sport Psychology (Year 2)
  • Stress and Performance (Year 3)
  • Research in Psychological Skills (Year 3)
  • Supervised Experience (MSc)

Eleri is also module leader for Applied Sport Psychology (Year 2). Eleri also supervises students on the project proposal (Year 2), Research Project (Year 3 and MSc), Dissertation (Year 3 and MSc) and Supervised Experience (MSc).

PhD Supervision - Seren Evans (2018 - present; joint supervision with Dr Julian Owen and Dr James Hardy); Charlotte Hillyard (2017 - present; joint supervision with University of South Wales).


My research focuses on performance anxiety and understanding aspects of how individuals can succeed in sporting competitive environments. I also have research interests in coaching psychology, psychophysiological responses to stress, interceptive awareness, disability sport and bilingualism in sport.

 Current projects:

  • Creating up to date models and measurement of performance anxiety.
  • Coach anxiety and its relationship with athlete performance and the coach- athlete relationship
  • Personality and competitive anxiety 
  • Social media usage and competitive anxitey 
  • The impact of training load on perception of physiological sensations, behaviour and well-being in rugby union players
  • The use of psychological skills in disability sport
  • Understanding the importance of language in sport science and coaching 

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Professional , Fellow
  • 2014 - Professional , Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (Sport Psychology support)
  • 2013 - PhD , Sport Psychology
  • 2007 - MSc , Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • 2006 - BSc , Sport and Exercise Science (Psychology)

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