Siân Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology, Sociology and Education Division and a full member of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences.

Siân Jones is a Lecturer at Queen Margaret University. She obtained her degrees from the University of Exeter and Cardiff University. She has previously held academic positions at Keele University, Oxford Brookes University, Goldsmiths and Birkbeck, University of London

Siân’s research has primarily been in the areas of social and educational psychology, with a specific focus on friendships in schools. Her research has two key strands. The first strand concerns how peer group memberships and school ethos affect children’s responses to bullying. This research speaks to the role of bystanders at bullying incidents, including cyberbullying incidents. A second strand of research focuses on children with physical disabilities, and concerns how children’s imagined play, using Playmobil ™ figures affects their responses to children with disabilities.

Active research interests:

  • Social inclusion
  • Bullying
  • Peer rejection
  • Prejudice
  • Discrimination
  • Social cognitive development

 Research Methods:

  • Experimental
  • Interview
  • Online survey research

For further information look at Sian's publications through Orcid.


Siân Jones' seminars and lectures focus on various elements of Psychology.

2018: Member of the Editorial Board of the Frontiers in Psychology Journal


2016-2017. British Academy Small Grant The Many Colours of Home: Effects of Imagined Contact on Children’s Acceptance of Immigrants. £9 275


2014: BPS Developmental Section Early Career Researchers International Collaborations Scheme (£450)


2014: Student-nominated Personal Academic Advisor Award