Professor Alice Jones

Staff details

Position Professor
Department Psychology
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Professor Alice Jones


Alice has directed the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths since 2011. Her work uses inter-disciplinary methods to focus largely on school behaviour and mental health; understanding the influences on socio-emotional development and functioning across a child’s school life. Alice has also built a portfolio of translational research, working with schools and third sector organisations to develop intervention strategies that work for students with complex and chronic difficulties. Alice is also the Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Grants and Awards

Alice’s work has been supported by external grant funding, including: ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, National Autistic Society and Mind.

Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

Much of Alice’s work is concerned with bringing together education practitioners and associated third sector organisations with psychology and neuroscience researchers. This includes:

• Initiating and carrying out translational research with schools interested in developing an evidence-based behaviour management system for students with chronic and severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
• Being a Board member of both the Thinktank Learnus, and the National Forum for Neuroscience and Special Education, both focused on activities to bring together scientific researchers and education practitioners.
• Providing input to policy development via: panel meetings for DfE; being part of the Steering Committee for a Labour education commission examining the skills gap between school and work, and contributing to
• Being trained in science communication at the National STEM Centre; working with Parenting Science Gang (citizen science project funded by the Wellcome Trust); and contributing to online and in-person panels including ‘I’m a Scientist Get Me out of Here’ and Chartered College for Teachers; and advising on radio and television work.

Research Interests

Alice’s main research interests relate to developmental and educational psychology. She is a member of the department’s Developmental and Educational Science Group. Key areas of interest are listed below. For full details on projects see here (

• School behaviour
• Chronic and severe behavioural difficulties
• Socio-emotional development
• School-based intervention
• Empathy
• Pre-School behaviour and development
• Inclusive education
• Autism and education
• Education drop-out and NEET outcomes

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Jones, Alice P. and Gregory, Alice M.. 2017. Sleep and anxiety. In: L.C. Centifanti and D.M. Williams, eds. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 215-232. ISBN 9781118554555

Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2017. Social Inclusion in the Primary School Years. In: Cathy Little, ed. Supporting Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from Research and Practice. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 71-83. ISBN 9781138189966

Jones, Alice P. and Wendt, Guilherme Welter. 2015. Neuropsychology of callous-unemotional traits. In: M De Lisi and MG Vaughn, eds. Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology. Routledge, pp. 218-235. ISBN 9780415722131

Viding, Essi; Larsson, H. and Jones, Alice P.. 2009. Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour. In: Sheilagh Hodgins; Essi Viding and Anna Plodowski, eds. The Neurobiological Basis of Violence: Science and Rehabilitation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 251-263. ISBN 978019954353-3


Brett, Hannah; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Smith, Peter K.. 2023. Sibling bullying during childhood: A scoping review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 72, 101862. ISSN 1359-1789

Jones, Nicky; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Omigie, Diana. 2023. Character Strengths Afforded by Arts Engagement During Adolescence: The Development and Validation of the Creative Artistic Activities Strengths Affordances Scale (CAASA scale). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, ISSN 1931-3896

Pluess, Michael; De Brito, Stephane A.; Jones Bartoli, Alice; McCrory, Eamon and Viding, Essi. 2022. Individual differences in sensitivity to the early environment as a function of amygdala and hippocampus volumes: An exploratory analysis in 12-year-old boys. Development and Psychopathology, 34(3), pp. 901-910. ISSN 0954-5794

Wilkinson, Hannah R and Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2021. Antisocial behaviour and teacher–student relationship quality: The role of emotion‐related abilities and callous–unemotional traits. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(1), pp. 482-499. ISSN 0007-0998

Wendt, Guilherme Welter and Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2019. Understanding the psychopathy-stress association in typical developing adults: the role of emotional deficits. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, pp. 296-301. ISSN 0191-8869

Rose, Dawn; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Heaton, Pam F.. 2019. Formal-informal musical learning, sex and musicians' personalities. Personality and Individual Differences, 142, pp. 207-213. ISSN 0191-8869

Rose, Dawn; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Heaton, Pam F.. 2019. Measuring the impact of musical learning on cognitive, behavioural and socio-emotional wellbeing development in children. Psychology of Music, 47(2), pp. 284-303. ISSN 0305-7356

Rose, Dawn; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Heaton, Pam F.. 2018. Learning a musical instrument can benefit a child with special educational needs. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 28(2), pp. 71-81. ISSN 0275-3987

Wendt, Guilherme Welter and Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2018. Adult Bullying and Primary and Secondary Psychopathic Traits: Insights from a Community Sample. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 27(2), pp. 131-146. ISSN 1092-6771

Pentaris, Panagiotis; Papadatou, Danai; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Hosang, Georgina M.. 2018. Palliative care professionals’ perceptions of barriers and challenges to accessing children’s hospice and palliative care services in South East London: A preliminary study. Death Studies, 42(10), pp. 649-657. ISSN 0748-1187

Wendt, Guilherme Welter; Jones Bartoli, Alice and Arteche, Adriane. 2017. Dimensions of youth psychopathy differentially predict concurrent pro- and antisocial behavior. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, 39(3), ISSN 1516-4446

Hill, Elisabeth L.; Pratt, Michelle L.; Kanji, Zara and Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2017. Motor and coordination difficulties in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 22(4), pp. 293-302. ISSN 1363-2752

Carlotto, Mary Sandra; Wendt, Guilherme Welter and Jones, Alice P.. 2017. Technostress, Career Commitment, Satisfaction with Life, and Work-Family Interaction Among Workers in Information and Communication Technologies. Actualidades en Psicología, 31(122), ISSN 2215-3535

Pigozi, Pamela and Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2016. School Nurses' Experiences in Dealing With Bullying Situations Among Students. Journal of School Nursing, 32(3), pp. 177-185. ISSN 1059-8405

Hill, Elisabeth L.; Jones, Alice P.; Lang, Jane; Yarker, Joanna and Patterson, Allyson. 2015. Employment experiences of parents of children with ASD or ADHD: An exploratory study. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 61(3), pp. 166-176. ISSN 2047-3869

Warren, Laura; Jones, Alice P. and Frederickson, Norah. 2014. Callous-unemotional interpersonal style in DSM-V: what does this mean for the UK SEBD population? Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 20(3), pp. 317-330. ISSN 1363-2752

Smith, Hannah; Polenik, Kaja; Nakasita, Shamim and Jones, Alice P.. 2012. Profiling social, emotional and behavioural difficulties of children involved in direct and indirect bullying behaviours. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 17(3-4), pp. 243-257.

Smith, Peter K. and Jones, Alice P.. 2012. The Importance of Developmental Science for Studies in Bullying and Victimization. International Journal of Developmental Science, 6(1-2), pp. 71-74.

Jones, Alice P.; Happé, Francesca G.E.; Gilbert, Francesca; Burnett, Stephanie and Viding, Essi. 2010. Feeling, caring, knowing: different types of empathy deficit in boys with psychopathic tendencies and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(11), pp. 1188-1197. ISSN 0021-9630

Frederickson, Norah; Jones, Alice P. and Lang, Jane. 2010. Inclusive provision options for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 10(2), pp. 63-73. ISSN 14713802

De Brito, S. A.; McCrory, E. J.; Mechelli, A.; Wilke, M.; Jones, Alice P.; Hodgins, S. and Viding, E.. 2010. Small, but not perfectly formed: decreased white matter concentration in boys with psychopathic tendencies. Molecular Psychiatry, 16(5), pp. 476-477. ISSN 1476-5578

Rijsdijsk, Fruhling V.; Viding, Essi; De Brito, Stéphane; Forgiarini, Matteo; Mechelli, Andrea; Jones, Alice P. and McCrory, Eamon. 2010. Heritable Variations in Gray Matter Concentration as a Potential Endophenotype for Psychopathic Traits. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(4), pp. 406-413. ISSN 0003-990X

Jones, Alice P. and Frederickson, Norah. 2010. Multi-Informant Predictors of Social Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Attending Mainstream School. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, ISSN 0162-3257

Jones, Alice P.; Larsson, H.; Ronald, A.; Rijsdijk, F.; Busfield, P.; Mcmillan, A.; Plomin, R. and Viding, E.. 2009. Phenotypic and Aetiological Associations Between Psychopathic Tendencies, Autistic Traits, and Emotion Attribution. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(11), pp. 1198-1212. ISSN 0093-8548

Jones, Alice P.; Laurens, Kristin R.; Herba, Catherine M.; Barker, Gareth J. and Viding, Essi. 2009. Amygdala Hypoactivity to Fearful Faces in Boys With Conduct Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166(1), pp. 95-102. ISSN 0002-953X

De Brito, Stephane A.; Hodgins, Sheilagh; Mccrory, Eamon; Mechelli, Andrea; Wilke, Marko; Jones, Alice P. and Viding, Essi. 2009. Structural Neuroimaging and the Antisocial Brain: Main Findings and Methodological Challenges. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(11), pp. 1173-1186. ISSN 0093-8548

Viding, E. and Jones, Alice P.. 2008. Cognition to genes via the brain in the study of conduct disorder. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(1), pp. 171-181. ISSN 1747-0218

De Brito, Stephane A.; Mechelli, Andrea; Wilke, Marko; Laurens, Kristin R.; Jones, Alice P.; Barker, Gareth J.; Hodgins, Sheilagh and Viding, Essi. 2008. Size matters: Increased grey matter in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits. Brain, 132(4), pp. 843-852. ISSN 0006-8950

Viding, Essi; Larsson, Henrik and Jones, Alice P.. 2008. Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 363(1503), pp. 2519-2527. ISSN 0962-8436

Viding, Essi; Jones, Alice P.; Paul, J. Frick; Moffitt, Terrie E. and Plomin, Robert. 2008. Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter? Developmental Science, 11(1), pp. 17-22. ISSN 1363755X

Lawrence, K.; Jones, Alice P.; Oreland, L.; Spektor, D.; Mandy, W.; Campbell, R. and Skuse, David. 2007. The development of mental state attributions in women with X-monosomy, and the role of monoamine oxidase B in the sociocognitive phenotype. Cognition, 102(1), pp. 84-100. ISSN 00100277

Jones, Alice P. and Viding, Essi. 2007. Psychopathic traits in young children. Netherlands journal of psychology, 63(4), pp. 107-114. ISSN 1872-552X

Jones, Alice P.; Cork, Christine and Chowdhury, Uttom. 2006. Autistic spectrum disorders 1: Presentation and assessment. Community Practioner, 79(3), pp. 97-98. ISSN 1462-2815

Jones, Alice P.; Cork, Christine and Chowdhury, Uttom. 2006. Autistic spectrum disorders 2: Diagnosis and management. Community Practitioner, 79(4), pp. 128-130. ISSN 1462-2815


Jones Bartoli, Alice. 2018. Using storytelling to promote literacy, communication and socio-emotional development in the early years. Project Report. Tales Toolkit.

Jones Bartoli, Alice; Cock, Natasha; Booker, Elizabeth and Kaji, Sumaiyyah. 2018. Mindkit: An evaluation of a peer-led intervention to build resilience and mental well-being in young people. Project Report. Mind.

Vizard, Eileen; Jones, Alice P.; Viding, Essi; Farmer, Elly and McCrory, Eamon. 2009. Early intervention in personality disorder: MST and other treatments for socially excluded high risk/high harm children and families. Other. NSPCC, London.

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