Dr Claire Jones

Dr Claire Jones

Lecturer

  • Email address Claire.Jones@wlv.ac.uk
  • Phone number 01902 321374
  • Location MC318
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Institute Institute of Human Sciences
  • Areas of expertise

    Cognitive Psychology

Background

In 2010, I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with an honours degree in Psychology. Shortly after this, I became a Demonstrator in Psychology and in 2012, I was awarded a scholarship from the University to complete a PhD. I have also previously held a voluntary position with MIND, supporting individuals with mental ill health.

I began as a Lecturer in Psychology at Wolverhampton in 2016 and currently, I am the module leader for Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced and teach intermediate research methods and cognitive psychology. Since completing my PhD, I have continued to examine belief systems and reasoning and I have also developed interests in related areas of psychology, such as Forensic and Cyberpsychology. 

I was delighted to have recently been awarded a grant from the Early Researcher Award Scheme at the University of Wolverhampton to examine ongoing research surrounding public perceptions of terrorism. 

 

My research interest lie in Cognitive Psychology although I also have interests in Cyberpsychology and Forensic Psychology. My expertise is in the area of cognitive biases in delusional thinking. I am currently interested in the way that beliefs are formed and maintained over time.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2013 – 2014)
  • University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

 

  • PhD: Subclinical Delusional Ideation and Reasoning (2012 - 2018)
  • Supervisors: Dr Niall Galbraith, Prof. Ken Manktelow & Dr Chris Fullwood
  • University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

 

  • BSc: Psychology (First Class Hons.) (2007 - 2010)
  • University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

Lloyd, J., Frost, S., Kuliesius, I., & Jones, C. (2019). Locus of control and involvement in videogaming. New Media & Society.

Galbraith, N. D., Morgan, C. J., Jones, C. L., Ormerod, D. R., Galbraith, V. E., & Manktelow, K. I. (2014). The mediating effect of affect: Different pathways from self and other schemas to persecutory ideation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46, 497-505.

Rhodes, S.K., & Jones, C.L. (2014). Affect, dual processes and some pertinent questions about delusional reasoning. In N. Galbraith (Eds), Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning: Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning. East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.

Conference Presentations 

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2017, September). Subclinical delusional ideational and reasoning. BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference: Newcastle University, Newcastle.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2015, June). Delusional Thinking: Perceiving Meaning in Randomness. Poster presented at the Research Student Poster Exhibition and Competition; University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2014, June). Delusional thinking and reasoning: Perceiving meaning in randomness. Poster presented at the Research Student Poster Exhibition and Competition; University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2014, September). Delusional thinking, reasoning and apophenia. Invited talk on symposium of Thinking and Reasoning, 31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference: Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham.

Jones C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2013, September). Subclinical delusional ideation, reasoning and creativity. Unpublished paper presented at the British Psychological Society Joint Cognitive Psychology Section & Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Reading, UK.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2013, June). Delusional beliefs, reasoning and creativity. Poster presented at the Research Student Poster Exhibition and Competition; University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2012, July). Delusional ideation and probability estimates of delusional and neutral stimuli. Symposium on delusional thinking, 7th International Conference of Thinking, Birkbeck College, London.

Jones, C.L., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I. & Fullwood, C. (2012, June). Delusional thinking in the general population: Evidence for a liberal acceptance bias. Poster presented at the Research Student Poster Exhibition and Competition; University of Wolverhampton, UK.

 

 

September 2016 – present: Lecturer in Psychology (1.0 FTE)

  • University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton
  • Teaching: Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods (Intermediate & Advanced)
    • Supervision: Undergraduate students
    • Administration role: Admissions Tutor
    • Research Cluster: Cognition and Individual Differences

 

October 2010 – September 2016: Demonstrator in Psychology (0.5 FTE)