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Beth Jones

Senior Lecturer

Social Sciences

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Dr. Beth Jones (she/her) is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Psychology.

Beth teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules including Research Methods 1 & 2,  Analytical Thinking, Health Psychology of Chronic Illness, Gender, Identity and Body Image. She also supervises students in the undergraduate Social Identity project lab and, supervises MSc students, PhD and Professional Doctorate candidates across a range of topics concerned with the health and wellbeing of marginalised populations. Currently she is supervising:

  • Stephen Eccles: The Exploration of Student Mental Health in Higher Education
  • Anthony Gifford: Exploring the Psychosocial Factors of HIV Pre-exospore Prophylaxis Usage within the MSM Community
  • Sally Evans: Exploring the Lived Experience of Trans and Gender Diverse Individuals within Custodial Environments in England and Wales
  • Marie Jane: Pre-assessment Counselling in Dementia Care
  • Mollie Baldwin: How Queer White Women Uphold Racism in Nottingham's LGBTQIA+ Community

Beth is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) which ensures her practice is in accordance with the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Leaning in Higher Education.

Career overview

In 2013, Beth graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first class honour 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 to develop an intervention 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, including evaluation a telephone support services at a Gender Identity Clinic in England.

Research areas

Beth's research interests are:

  • Health inequalities in minority populations
  • Development and validation of health interventions for minority populations
  • Improvement of healthcare services for minority populations

Currently she is leading on projects concerned with family support for young trans and gender diverse people, adapting and testing the effectiveness of Social Prescribing Initiative for trans and gender diverse people and, exploring factors association with negative attitudes towards the LGBTQ+  community.

External activity

Beth is an invited reviewer for several high quality academic journals, including: Journal of Health Psychology, International Journal of Transgenderism, Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Body Image and European Eating Disorders Review, Psychology & Sexuality.

She also works closely with Mermaids which is a charity for young and gender diverse people, and their parents.

Sponsors and collaborators

Beth’s main collaborators are Prof Jon Arcelus, Prof Walter Bouman and Dr. Tim Carter from the University of Nottingham. She has also worked internationally with Dr Tim van de Grift (Amsterdam University Medical Centre), 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, Mermaids, Leicester LGBT centre and Cancer Research UK and Indigo Identity Service.


  1. Stevenson, C., Wakefield, J., Bowe, M., Kellezi, B., Jones, B., & McNamara, N. (2021). Weathering the storm together: family identification predicts future wellbeing during COVID-19 via enhanced financial resilience. Journal of Family Psychology. (Forthcoming).
  2. Bowe, M., Wakefield, J. R., Kellezi, B., Stevenson, C., McNamara, N., Jones, B. A. & Heym, N. (2021). The mental health benefits of community helping during crisis: Coordinated helping, community identification and sense of unity during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. (Forthcoming)
  3. WILSON, O.W.A., JONES, B.A. and BOPP, M., 2021. College student aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity: disparities between cis-gender and transgender students in the United States. Journal of American College Health. (Forthcoming) .
  4. Jones, B. A., Bowe, M, McNamara, N., Guerin, E. & Cater, T. (2021). Exploring the mental health experiences of young trans and gender diverse people during the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Transgender Health. (Forthcoming).
  5. Jones, B. A., Munir, F., Harris, P.S., Bhatnagar, P. & Stevinson, C. (2020). Intervention development for exercise promotion at active charity events in the United Kingdom. Health Promotion International, 35 (6), 1341-1352. DOI:
  6. Jones, B. A., Bouman, W. P., Haycraft, E. & Arcelus, J. (2019). Mental health and quality of life in non-binary transgender adults: A case control study. International Journal of Transgenderism, 20 (2-3); 251-262. DOI:
  7. Jones, B. A., Pierre Bouman, W., Haycraft, E., & Arcelus, J. (2019). Gender congruence and body satisfaction in nonbinary transgender people: A case control study. International Journal of Transgenderism20(2-3), 263-274. DOI:
  8. Jones, B. A. Walter, B. P., Haycraft, E., & Arcelus, J. (2018). The Gender Congruence and Life Satisfaction Scale (GCLS): Development and validation of a scale to measure outcomes from transgender health services. International Journal of Transgenderism, 20(1); 63-80. DOI:
  9. 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. DOI:
  10. Jones, B. A., Haycraft, E., Bouman, W. P., Claes, L., Brewin, N. & Arcelus, J. (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.DOI :
  11. 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. DOI:
  12. 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. DOI:
  13. 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.
  14. 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. DOI:
  15. 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. DOI:
  16. 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. DOI:
  17. 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. DOI:

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Press expertise

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Psychology
  • Gender Identity
  • Health Inequalities
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