Victoria Jones

Victoria is curriculum lead for systemic practice. She has worked in health and social care since leaving school over 30 years ago. She has experienced specialist CAMHS, Team Around the Family, residential, advocacy, youth offending, community, peripatetic and hospital based services in the UK and abroad. She spent over 15 years as a senior lecturer in higher education and was shortlisted for a national teaching award following nomination by students and colleagues. Victoria’s employers have spanned the statutory and third sectors.

Research interests


Service user involvement

Sexuality (advisor to Norah Fry same sex relationships study)

Deliberate self harm (advisor to Norah Fry study – Hidden Pain)

What is a learning disability?

he use of narrative approaches in qualitative research with people with learning disabilities.

Looking into Abuse 2010-2013 – a participatory study. Victoria was participation advisor in this internationally recognized study. See the TRAC research pages at

Conference Presentations

National and international presentations (Europe and N. America), including two AFT conference workshops exploring disability/social graces and autism.

Selected publications

Jones, V and Haydon-Laurelut, M. (2019) (Eds.). Working with People with Learning Disabilities – systemic approaches. Red Globe Press, London.

Jones, V. and Reeve, D. (2017). Dissing the Social GRACES, Context. Association for Family Therapy, Summer 2017.

Northway, R; Jenkins, R; Jones, V; Howarth, J; Hodges, Z. (2013). Researching policy and practice to safeguard people with intellectual disabilities from abuse: some methodological challenges. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Volume 10, Issue 3 pp188-195.

Jones, V. and Northway, R. (2010). Children with Learning Disabilities in E. A. Glasper, J. Richardson (Editors) A textbook of children’s and young people’s nursing. Second Edition. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone.

Jones, V. Davies, R. and Jenkins, R. (2004). Self-harm by people with learning difficulties: something to be expected or investigated? Disability and Society. Vol 19: 5: 487-500

Memberships, reigstrations and affiliations

Association of Family Therapy; United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Nursing and Midwifery Council –Registered Nurse Part IV; recorded PGCE

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Director, All Wales People First


Victoria has experienced teaching, supervising and marking at undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-registration, CPD and post-registration levels.

She has also been an external examiner and external reviewer for higher education programmes.

Key teaching interests:

Relational approaches to health & social care

Systemic approaches


Sexuality and sexual behavior

Citizenship and Inclusion

Person Centred Working

Therapeutic relationships

Management of change

Mental health and wellbeing


2017 Systemic Supervision (with AFT Accreditation), Family Institute Cardiff  

2015 Core Mediation Skills

2013 MSc Systemic Psychotherapy, with Distinction, University of Glamorgan.

2004 PGCE HE, University of Glamorgan.

1994 BA Hons, First Class Social and Professional Studies, Learning Disability, University of Southampton

1992 Diploma HE, with Distinction in Mental Handicap Studies Registered Nurse Learning Disability University of Portsmouth and Queen Alexandra Nursing School.

1992 NMC Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD)