Ellen Jones




Senior Lecturer

Telephone number: 029 20 416 391
Email address: emjones@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ellen is a Senior Lecturer in Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Programme Director of the BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Education and Health degree course.

Teaching and Supervision

Ellen currently delivers on modules in the areas of Sport, Physical Education, Health, Research Methods and Sports Pedagogy. She is also a Level 5 Personal Tutor and has supervision responsibilities for undergraduate dissertation students. Ellen is the academic lead for all tennis modules included across the undergraduate courses and leads the Sport, Physical Education and Health degree course as Programme Director.

Research/ Publications

Jones, E., and Norman, L. (2022) “I’m not prepared to sacrifice my life for other people’s (sport)” – a conversation with Leanne Norman and Ellen Jones, The Talent Equation Podcast, www.thetalentequation.co.uk/podcasts

Jones, E., Edwards, L., Dohme, L-C., and Norman, L. (2022). “I’m not prepared to sacrifice my life for other people’s tennis”: An explorative study into the career narratives of female tennis coaches, International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching,

Jones, E., and Castle, M. (2018). Focus on ‘fearhand’ and a strong work ethic can propel Kyle Edmund into the tennis elite, The Conversation, theconversation.com/focus-on-fearhand-and-a-strong-work-ethic-can-propel-kyle-edmund-into-the-tennis-elite-90599

Jones, E., and Meyers, R. (2015). Is Serena Williams the greatest female tennis player of all time? The Conversation, theconversation.com/is-serena-williams-the-greatest-female-tennis-player-of-all-time-44527

Qualifications and Awards

BA (Hons) Sport and Human Movement Studies
MSc (Distinction) Sport Coaching and Pedagogy
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Lawn Tennis Association Coach Education Tutor
Lawn Tennis Association CCA (Performance) Coach (Accredited+)

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Ellen has an extensive background in tennis having represented Wales and South Wales at junior, senior and veteran level. Before moving into her academic role she was a full-time tennis coach for 12 years and has a proven track record of managing a highly successful tennis academy and developing junior players to international standard. Ellen has held numerous county and national captaincy positions and continues to work closely with Cardiff Met Tennis and the national governing body to develop the tennis landscape in Wales. Ellen is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Coach Education Tutor and LTA Accredited+ Coach.