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

Membership of professional bodies

Senior fellow of the HEA


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


Book Review: Miller, L. and Cameron, C. (2014) International Perspectives in the Early Years (eds). London: Sage.
Published in Educational Futures Vol.7(1) January 2015, p94-95

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

Book Chapter: Jones, G. and Lyndon, H. Chapter 3. The Role of Play in Childhood. Published in Brown, Z.and Ward, S (eds) (2018) Contemporary Issues in Childhood: A Bioecological Approach. Abingdon: Routledge

Previous professional experience

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