Professor Steven Jones

Professor

Research Overview

The focus of my research is the psychology and psychological treatment of severe mental health problems with a particular focus on bipolar disorder and related conditions. In conducting this research I work extensively with individuals with lived experience of mental health issues to ensure that the research focusses on areas of importance to service users. Work to date has led to the development of a series new interventions to help people living with bipolar ranging from web-based self management support to intensive face-to-face psychological therapy to enhance personal recovery.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students on:

  1. Topics linked to the psychology of bipolar and related conditions across the lifespan, particularly those exploring personal recovery and flourishing.
  2. Topics linked to behavioural and familial risk for bipolar and related conditions, particularly those exploring appraisal, positive emotion and high functioning.

I am happy to work with promising students on developing studentship applications for external funding, as well as supporting fellowship applications.

Maximising effectiveness of a feasible, valued and safe online intervention for bipolar disorder: RCT of an improved treatment
16/01/2023 → 10/01/2028
Research

Clinical and cost effectiveness of a digital integrated bipolar parenting intervention: A randomised controlled trial
01/04/2022 → 31/03/2026
Research

The Library of Lived Experience for Mental Health: Developing a programme theory and implementation Plan
01/09/2021 → 31/08/2022
Research

Health Education England: Understanding Psychosis and Bipolar
05/03/2021 → 08/03/2024
Consultancy

Understanding bipolar experiences report
15/09/2020 → 17/03/2022
Consultancy

Culturally Sensitive Adaptation of Evidence-Based Guidance for Optimal Support of People Living with Bipolar Disorder
06/03/2020 → 05/03/2021
Research

Online Recovery Toolkit
01/01/2018 → 30/06/2018
Research

Predicting the onset of bipolar disorder: A longitudinal high-risk study
01/08/2017 → 01/08/2022
Research

The clinical and cost effectiveness of adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Bipolar Mood Instability in primary care (ThrIVe-B programme): A feasibility study.
06/06/2017 → 05/08/2019
Research

A psychological intervention for suicide applied to patents with psychosis: the CALMS trial
01/01/2017 → 31/12/2020
Research

Online, recovery-oriented bipolar individualised tool (ORBIT) project: Comparison of two interventions to improve quality of life in bipolar disorder
01/04/2016 → 31/12/2020
Research

Implementation of a relatives toolkit (IMPART Study): examining the critical success factors, barriers and faciliators to implementation of an online supported self-management intervention in the NHS
01/03/2016 → 30/11/2018
Research

An online randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a peer supported self-management intervention for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder: Relatives Education And Coping Toolkit (REACT)
01/10/2015 → 31/12/2018
Research

DoH IAPP funds
30/11/2012 → 31/07/2018
Research

Web-based Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention )IBPI) for Bipolar Parents of Young Children
03/09/2012 → 02/03/2015
Research

PARADES: Reducing relapse and suicide in bipolar disorder: Practical clinical approaches to identifying risk, reducing harm and engaging service users in planning and delivery of care
01/10/2008 → 31/03/2015
Research

RECOVERY: Psychological approaches to understanding and promoting recovery from psychosis
01/04/2008 → 31/01/2013
Research

Corpus Framework Analysis: Integrating computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, and clinical psychology to analyse online posts on personal recovery in bipolar disorder
Oral presentation

An exploratory analysis of the relationship of posting in peer online support forums and trait mood in bipolar disorder
Oral presentation

Talking about personal recovery in bipolar disorder: Integrating natural language processing, corpus linguistics and health research to analyse peer online support forum posts
Oral presentation

External examiner Sheffield D Clin
Examination

Case based discussion: Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
Invited talk

Facilitating personal recovery in bipolar disorder
Invited talk

Understanding Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder
Consultancy

Talking about personal recovery in bipolar disorder
Oral presentation

NIHR (External organisation)
Membership of committee

IAPT National Stakeholder Event
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 45th Annual
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 45th Annual
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

European Association for Cognitive Therapy 41st Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy 39th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy 39th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust Research Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

MDF: The Bipolar Organisation National Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Bipolar Disorder Special Interest Group 2nd Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Institute of Psychiatry
Visiting an external academic institution

North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Visiting an external academic institution

School of Health & Medicine Colloquium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

New developments in the psychological treatment of bipolar disorder
Invited talk

University of California , Berkeley, Department of Clinical Psychology
Visiting an external academic institution

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 44th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 38th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 38th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 38th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Bipolar Disorder Special Interest Group Inaugural Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Ideas Festival
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Theory and management of anxiety and substance use in bipolar disorder
Invited talk

Developing effective psychological interventions for bipolar disorder
Invited talk

Understanding Bipolar Disorder: Why some people experience extreme mood states and what can help
Invited talk

Understanding recovery in bipolar disorder: Moving beyond relapse prevention to service user informed treatment targets.
Invited talk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 37th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 37th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 37th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

University of California , Berkeley, Department of Clinical Psychology
Visiting an external academic institution

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Effectiveness Day
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Psychological therapy for bipolar disorder
Invited talk

Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder - Past, Present and Future
Invited talk

Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research Launch Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Mental Health Research Network, Programmed for Success Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Visiting an external academic institution

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 36th Annual Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

  • DSI - Health
  • FHM Mental Health Theme
  • Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research