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`Beth Jones

Beth Jones

Senior Lecturer

Social Sciences

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Dr Beth Jones is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and teaches on a range of undergraduate psychology modules. She also supervises psychology undergraduate students. Alongside teaching, Beth also conducts research in the area of transgender health. She is especially interested in the health and well-being of this population.

Career overview

In 2013, Beth graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BSc in Psychology. She then obtained her MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham in 2014. She completed her PhD in transgender health at Loughborough University in collaboration with the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health in 2017. Beth then worked for a year as a Research Associate at Loughborough University on a project that aims to develop an intervention that can be implemented by charities delivering physical activity fundraising events, to support their participants in becoming regularly active. She is also working on a project relating to several aspects of transgender health.

Research areas

Beth's research interests include:

  • Mental health and well-being in the transgender population
  • Health inequalities
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Health promotion through physical activity and exercise
  • Issue surrounding gender in competitive sport

External activity

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Management Innovation Network for Gender Diversity and Well-being

Beth is also an invited reviewer for various academic journals, including: Journal of Health Psychology, International Journal of Transgenderism, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Body Image and European Eating Disorders Review

Sponsors and collaborators

Beth’s main collaborators are Prof Jon Arcelus and Prof Walter Bouman from the University of Nottingham. She has also worked internationally with Dr Tim van de Grift (Amsterdam University Medical Center), Dr Cecilia Dhejne (Karolinska Institutet), Dr Griet De Cuypere (Ghent University).

Beth has also worked collaboratively with the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health, Gendered Intelligence, Leicester LGBT center and Cancer Research UK.``


  1. Jones, B. A., Haycraft, E., Bouman, W. P. & Arcelus, J. (2018). Body congruence in non-binary identifying transgender people: A case control study of binary transgender people and cisgender people. International Journal of Transgenderism. Advance online publication.
  2. Jones, B. A., Haycraft, E., Bouman, W. P. & Arcelus, J. (2018). The levels and predictors of physical activity engagement within the transgender population: A matched control study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(2), 99-107.
  3. Jones, B. A. Walter, B. P., Haycraft, E. , & Arcelus, J. (2018). Development and validation of a new scale to measure outcomes from transgender health services: the Gender Congruence and Life Satisfaction Scale (GCLS). International Journal of Transgenderism. Advance online publication. doi:
  4. Jones, B. A., Haycraft, E., Bouman, W. P., Claes, L., Brewin, N. & Arcelus, J. (7%) (2018). Risk factors for eating disorder psychopathology within the treatment seeking transgender population: The role of cross-sex hormone treatment. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(2), 120-128.
  5. Jones, B. A., Arcelus, J., Bouman, W. P. & Haycraft, E. (2017). Sport and transgender people: A systematic review of the literature relating to sport participation and competitive sport policies. Sports Medicine, 47(4), 701-716.
  6. Jones, B. A., Arcelus, J., Bouman, W. P., & Haycraft, E. (2017). Barriers and facilitators of physical activity and sport participation among young transgender adults who are medically transitioning. International Journal of Transgenderism, 18(2), 227-238.
  7. Jones, B. A., & Arcelus, J. (2017). Physical Activity and Sport Engagement in the Transgender Population. In: W.P. Bouman & J. Arcelus (Eds.). The Transgender Handbook – A Guide for Transgender People, their Families and Professionals (pp. 373-395). New York: Nova Publishers.
  8. Jones, B. A., Brewin, N., Richards, C. Van Eijk, M. Stephenson-Allen, A., & Arcelus, J. (2017). Investigating the outcome of the initial assessment at a national transgender health service: Time to review the process? International Journal of Transgenderism, 18(4), 427-432.
  9. Jones, B. A., Buchanan, H., & Harcourt, D.(2017). The experiences of older adults living with an appearance altering burn injury: An exploratory qualitative study. Journal of health psychology, 22(3), 364-374.
  10. Arcelus, J., Bouman, W. P., Jones, B. A., Richards, C., Jimenez-Murcia, S., & Griffiths, M. D. (2016). Video gaming and gaming addiction in transgender people: An exploratory study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(1), 21-29.
  11. Jones, B. A., Haycraft, E., Murjan, S., & Arcelus, J. (2016). Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in trans people: A systematic review of the literature. International Review of Psychiatry, 28(1), 81-94.

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Press expertise

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Psychology
  • Society
  • Sport
  • Transgender