Mr Graham Jones

Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Family Studies

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518415 Location: Walsall Faculty: Facutly of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: Childhood and Family Studies


I began work as a Senior Lecturer of Childhood and Family Studies in January 2014 and have been course leader for the BA(Hons) Childhood Studies course since Autumn 2015.  I module lead on the modules Child Development, The Role of Play in Childhood and Developing Knowledge in Young Children.  I am a member of the Childhood, Youth and Families research cluster.  Before working at Wolverhampton University I qualified as a Secondary School teacher and worked for a number of years teaching A-Levels Psychology and Sociology. 

Research interests

  • My interests are in theories of learning.
  • The transition from FE to HE interests me


  • BSc(Hons) Applied Psychology and Sociology (2.1)
  • PGCE Secondary, Social Sciences
  • MSc Psychology
  • Professional Doctorate in Education


  • Book Review:  Alloway, T.P. and Alloway R.G. (2015)  Understanding Working Memory (2nd ed.)  London: Sage.  Published in Educational Futures   Vol.7(2) March 2016, p70-72
  • Book Chapter:  Edwards, T. and Jones, G. Chapter 9.  Post-16 education and issues of inclusion. Published in  Brown, Z. (ed.) (2016)  Inclusive Education:  Perspectives on pedagogy, policy and practice.  Abingdon:  Routledge

Previous professional experience

  • Teacher, secondary school.
  • Teacher, sixth form college (including roles of Second in Department, Head of Department, Assistant Director)