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Dr Steven Jones - personal details

Contact details

Role: Senior Lecturer

Tel: 0161 275-3411

Location: Ellen Wilkinson Building-A1.26
School of Environment, Education and Development
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Since completing my PhD (funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) in 1999, I've lectured at several UK universities. My teaching is now mostly in English Language and Linguistics, and my research and supervision mostly in the field of (Higher) Education.

At the University of Manchester, I've acted as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Education (2007-10), an academic lead for the Faculty of Humanities New Academics Programme (2012-14) and Programme Director for the university-wide PGCert in Higher Education (since 2014). I've also been External Examiner for several postgraduate theses and External Advisor to a wide range of UK degree programmes.

I'm a founder-member of the Comparative Lexical Relations Group and the Sutton Trust Research Group, and have given papers at major international conferences in Mannheim and Freiburg (Germany), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Verona and Bertinoro (Italy) and San Francisco (USA). I've been interviewed about language use on BBC TV's The One Show (2010, 2011) and about my Higher Education research on BBC Radio Four's Today programme (2012). My funders have included the British Academy, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Sutton Trust, and I've presented research findings to Universities UK (2012), the Employers and Education Taskforce (2011, 2012, 2014) and the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (2014), as well as delivering a Westminster Briefing (2013) and speaking at the Sunday Times Festival of Education (2013).