Gareth Jones


Principal Lecturer in Sports Coaching Science


Contact Details

tel: 01905 85 5259

Gareth Jones has responsibility for curriculum development. Gareth has experience of coaching in professional sport and his research interests include group dynamics and team cohesion.


  • MSc (Sports Science)
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education PE
  • BSc (Hons) PE Sports Science and Geography (Joint Hons)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests:

  • Sport Psychology: group dynamics and team cohesion in sport
  • Performance Analysis
  • Sport Coaching Science

Research Interests

  • Group dynamics and team cohesion
  • The role of perceived social loafing
  • Collective efficacy


Jones, G. (2010) Team Culture, In: Kidman, L. (ed.) Athlete-centred Coaching: Developing decision makers, 2nd Edition, London, IPC Press, pp.115-137.

Jones, G. (2009) Sand, Soccer and Skill. Sport IQ, 9, 47-50.

Høigaard, R., Jones, G.W. and Peters, D.M. (2008) Preferred coach leadership behaviour in elite football in relation to success and failure. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3(2), 241-250.

Peters, D.M., Jones, G.W. and Peters, J.D. (2008) Preferred learning styles in students studying sports related programmes in Higher Education in the United Kingdom. Studies in Higher Education, 33(2), 155-166.

Jones, G. (2008) TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. Sport IQ, 5, 36-40.

Peters, D.M., Jones, G.W. and Peters, J.D. (2007) Approaches to studying, academic achievement and autonomy in students on sports related programmes in higher education. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 6(2), 16-28.

Donovan, M., Jones, G.W. and Hardman, K. (2006) Physical Education and Sport in England: Dualism, Partnership and Delivery Provision. International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology, 38 (1), 16-27.

Jones, G.W., Mackay, K.S. and Peters, D.M. (2006) Participation motivation in martial artists in the West Midlands region of England. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Combat Sports Special Issue, 28-34.

Peters, D.M., Jones, G.W. and Peters J.D. (2005) Learning Styles and Approaches to Studying in Sports-Related Programmes: Relationships to Academic Achievement and Implications for Successful Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Project Report Summary for the Higher Education Academy, Hospitality, Leisure Sport and Tourism Network, [Online] Available from: [Accessed 6th November 2012].

Jones, G.W., Peters D.M. and Donovan, M. (2004) Critical evaluation of the impact of the bonus point scoring system on the final pool positions in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Manuscripts of the World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport VI. ISBN:1 901288 00 9

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner University of Bath
  • Ofsted/Estyn Inspector Physical Education