Mr Mark Jones
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 606264

I am the programme director for the BSc Health and Social Care within the college of Human and Health science. I have 20 years of experience working alongside young people and the wider community across a range of roles at all levels supporting those from marginalised backgrounds to meet their full potential. I have a keen interest in supporting participatory action research with young people and other groups within the community.

I am currently involved in research focusing on contemporary LGBTQ+, and religious identities and am a committee member for the Consortium of Sexuality Studies (CSS). The CSS provides an innovative research and service development environment where academics, stakeholder organisations and policy makers collaborate to identify sexuality needs/concerns of the community and strive to deliver positive social change which contributes to the health and wellbeing of citizens through empowering community learning frameworks.

I am also involved in University development and enhancement relating to diversity and inclusion, and employability and am currently the acting director for employability for the College.

Teaching and Research Interests: 

• Work Based Learning and Self-directed learning
• Sexuality and young people
• Contemporary religious identities
• Reflective practice and professional development
• Leading change and managing others
• Rights, equality, discrimination and oppression
• Black and minority ethnic perspectives
• Intergenerational Practice

Committee and group membership:
• Programme Approval Committee
• Race Equality Charter Mark Committee
• Consortium for Sexuality Studies
• Employability Management Committee


  • ASP255 Equality, Diversity and Citizenship

    This module explores the important concept of citizenship and its applications in social policy. It does this by examining equality and diversity policies, focusing on different theoretically-driven debates about the need for, and impact of, such policies. Building on level 4 social policy modules, students will also have the opportunity to gain more understanding of key concepts such as rights, justice, fairness and equality. As a further aim, the module sets out to help students develop a critical awareness of issues associated with applying equality and diversity policies in the workplace and to the topic of asylum. A particular focus is given to recent legislation dealing with age discrimination, and comparisons are drawn with other national contexts.

  • EDN102 Education Across the Lifespan

    This module will introduce students to various contexts for education across the lifespan. This will include formal and informal contexts for learning. Educational practice will be considered from a historical perspective, beginning with schooling and teaching. The changing nature of education and the variety of different professionals, working in the sector, will then be examined. The module will include guest speakers from the education sector, discussing current and future developments and the impact of these on educational practice. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their understanding of education and the range of contexts in which this can occur across the lifespan.

  • EYXM06 Perspectives on Play

    This module examines contemporary issues surrounding play and child development with a particular emphasis on diversity and difference. The module considers cultural issues that may influence children's play experiences, for example the impact of war and conflict, approaches to parenting, play materials, opportunities for play and play within early years curricula. Gender differences in play and inclusion are also considered. The module introduces students to a range of findings from recent studies of play and considers factors surrounding diversity and difference that may impact on professional practice. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences of play in childhood in relation to the theories and accounts presented. As part of this module students may have the opportunity to observe and reflect on play practice through a fieldtrip to a children┬┐s service provision.

  • PPS103 Equality, Discrimination and Oppression in Society

    This module supports students to develop their social curiosity and will explore contemporary issues in society related to equality, discrimination and oppression. It will focus on UK society but will also include European and global perspectives. It will refer to theoretical perspectives to explore causes and effects of unequal life-chances and how these can be minimised by anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.

  • PPS207 Reflective Practice and Working with People

    This module will develop student knowledge, understanding and application of reflective practice in professional contexts. Students will learn to use a variety of reflective models to support the development of their understanding and analysis of personal values, professional values and ethics, and professional identity as well as working with people in professional contexts.

  • PPS303 Counselling and Supporting People

    This module aims to provide a learning experience to those that are interested in future careers that involve supporting others using counselling techniques, approaches and value base. This module will equip students with the underlying knowledge and understanding of counselling values, theory and practice. The learning contextualises the variety of counselling models and approaches to supporting people within professional practice. The module will explore counselling of children, young people, families, older people and those with protected characteristics.

  • SHH300 Dissertation

    This module provides the student with an opportunity to develop a research proposal relevant for research in health and social care.

  • SHP107 Study Skills

    This module, designed for BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care, BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences and Humanities, BSc (Hons) Social Policy and BA (Hons) Education, will explore and assess those study skills central to successful undergraduate study on these programmes. These study skills will include but not be limited to referencing sources appropriately, constructing an essay and developing critical thinking.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Manager - BSc Enhanced Professional Practice - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2014 - Present

  • Programme Manager - MSc Enhanced Professional Practice - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2014 - Present

  • Cert HE Enhanced Professional Practice in Health Care

    2014 - Present

  • BSc Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • DipHE Enhanced Professional Practice in Health Care 4yrPART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • GradDip Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • HECert Enhanced Practice in Health Care 4yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • MSc Enhanced Professional Practice 3yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • PGCert Enhanced Professional Practice 1yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • PGDip Enhanced Professional Practice 2yr PART TIME

    2014 - Present

  • Programme Director - BSc Health & Social Care - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present

  • Deputy Director - Employability - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present

  • Race Equality Charter Lead - Equality and Diversity - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2016 - Present