Dr Martin Jones
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology


Research interests

I am interested in understanding how sport and exercise can be used as contexts for the development of socially valued skills and competencies. I examine how participation in sport and exercise can contribute to thriving in adolescence and whether life skills transfer across life domains and time points. I am also interested in whether individual differences (e.g., mental toughness, pain catastrophizing, mindfulness) can predict changes in specific aspects of sport performance.


Research projects

The role of mental toughness and pain catastrophizing on muscular performance following experimentally induced delayed onset muscle soreness 

Research grants

  • 2015 British Psychological Society
    The British Psychological Society: Undergraduate Research Assistantship: The role of Mental Toughness and Pain Catastrophizing on muscular performance following induced delayed onset muscle soreness
  • 2014 The Physiology Society
    The Physiology Society David Jordan Teaching Grant: Fundamental laboratory techniques for exercise physiology: Technology enhanced learning resources
  • 2013 Gloucestershire City Council / British Heart Foundation
    Podsmead Hearty lives project evaluation MSc by research studentship
  • 2012 The British Milers Club
    Examining mindfulness and pain catastrophizing in competitive runners. British Milers Club (BMC) Horwill research scholarship grant


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