Deborah is Reader in Education in the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University. Having gained a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of Wales, she went on to complete a PGCE in Urban studies at the college of St Mark & St John, Plymouth. Subsequently she undertook several roles within schools (both teaching and management) and was part of an EAL team. She fuelled her interest in the teaching and learning of literacy by undertaking an MA in Linguistics in Education. She then joined the Inspectorate and Advisory service for a London borough where she headed up the national LINC (Language in the National Curriculum) project. Following this she coordinated National Curriculum assessment for a Local Authority, developing policy and leading INSET for teachers and headteachers. During this time she undertook consultancy for Roehampton University and became an assessor for the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship). She achieved her Doctorate in Education which focussed on gender in relation to the perceptions and experiences of male students within the early years of schooling.
Throughout her time at Brunel University she has undertaken a range of management and leadership roles including Equality Champion for the University and School Director of Teaching and Learning. Currently within the School she leads the Doctor of Education programme.
Newest selected publications
Jones, D. (2012) 'Unlocking Speaking and Listening'. oxon: Routledge. ISSN 13: 978-0-203-80223-6
Jones, D. (2012) 'Speaking and Listening: Planning and Assessment', inUnlocking Speaking and Listening. Oxon : Routledge. pp. 1 - 174. ISBN 13: 978-0-203-80223-6.
Jones, D. and Hodson, P. (2011) 'The construction of identities: Male primary headteachers' perceptions and experiences of their role'. International Journal of Learning, 17 (10). pp. 121 - 136. ISSN: 1447-9494
Jones, D. (2011) 'A Focus on Interviewing: Constructing identities of male and female teachers', in Rizvi, S. (ed.) Multidisciplinary Approaches in Educational Research. Routledge. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-89914-7.
Hodson, P. and jones, D. (2010) 'The Construction of Primary Teachers' Subject Knowledge in English: an enquiry into teaching partnerships between universities and schools'. International Journal of Learning, 17 (7). pp. 59 - 70. ISSN: 1447-9494