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.
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 http://udid.research.glam.ac.uk/trac/research/
National and international presentations (Europe and N. America), including two AFT conference workshops exploring disability/social graces and autism.
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
Sexuality and sexual behavior
Citizenship and Inclusion
Person Centred Working
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)
Meet the rest of my team
Charlie is the curriculum lead for motivational interviewing on the Frontline programme.
Chris is a principal curriculum lead on the Frontline programme.
Dr Alice Loving
Alice is the curriculum lead for the parenting curriculum delivered by Frontline.
Brittany is a practice development lead for social work on the Frontline programme.
Victoria is curriculum lead for systemic practice.
Harriet is a practice development lead for social work on the Frontline programme.
Alexandra is curriculum lead for year two of the Frontline programme and consultant social workers.
Professor David Shemmings OBE
David is an expert in residence for the Frontline programme.