Bryan Jones

Division Leader of Sports Coaching and Development

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR147

+44 (0) 1772 89 4918

Full Profile

Bryan has been lecturing in higher education since 1994 in sports psychology and coaching. He has worked with a variety of sports performers and teams as a sport psychologist and strength and conditioning coach for the past 15 years.

He has also worked as a coach in both a voluntary and professional capacity in a variety of sports including, hockey, volleyball, rugby league and weight lifting. He is a coach mentor to several elite coaches throughout the country. He worked for and behalf of UK Sport, the Professional Footballers Association, the British Olympic Association and the Rugby Football League.


BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Manchester Metropolitan University)

MSc Applied Sport Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University)


Chapters in edited books

Smith, N. C., Jones, B. and Roach, N. K. (2001) Competitive stress and coping in young sport performers. In Maffulli, N., Chan, K. M., Macdonald, R., Malina, R. M. and Parker, A. W. (Eds.). Sports Medicine for Specific Ages and Abilities. London; Churchill-Livingstone.

More publications

Research Projects

The efficiency of 9 v 9 football on the development of skill in children

The effects of video-based versus memory recall on the richness and accuracy of reflection

The predictors of scoring success in football


Essentials of skill development

High performance coaching

High performance training

Masters provision for the UKCC level 4 coaching programme

External Activities

2006 - Present: External examiner for University of Huddersfield – FdSc Sports Coaching

2008 – Present: External examiner for Bucks New University – FdA Sports Coaching