Victoria J E Jones

Victoria J. E. Jones


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am interested in supervising projects exploring waiting, affect and emotion, the sensorial (particularly olfaction), or matter and materiality in relation to everyday life. Those wanting to work with social research methods are particularly welcome. Email me to arrange an informal chat about your prospective project or ambition to undertake a PhD.

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Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests include:

- the waiting body
- affect, feelings and emotion
- disorientation
- the sensory (in particular olfactory stimuli)
- matter and materiality
- embodied research methods. 


I am an interdisciplinary artist, designer and human geography researcher, currently Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Northumbria University. I graduated with a Fine Art BA (hons) from Camberwell School of Art in 1992 and have exhibited since as an installation artist in the UK and internationally.

I retrained in Design for Print in 1997 and practiced as a graphic designer for nine years, developing design for web skills as that new technology emerged and expanded. From 2006, I worked for eight years at Cardiff Metropolitan University as part of the Design Wales strand of PDR an international design research centre. During that time I became an advisor about the design sector for the Welsh Government, sector skills councils, and organisations such as the UK Design Council. This role included two terms as chair of the UK Design Alliance. In 2010 I gained an MA in Design by Practice at University of Wales Newport.

In 2018 I was enabled to pursue a long-term interest in Human Geography theory by gaining an ESRC scholarship to study for a PhD at Durham University which I completed in 2023.

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, Waiting Through Furlough: A Geography of Disorientation, Durham University

31 Oct 201815 Nov 2023

Award Date: 24 Mar 2024

Research Methods, PGCert, Durham University

1 Oct 20181 Aug 2019

Award Date: 1 Jun 2019

Design Studies, MA, Should Simulated Environments When Used as Empathic Design Tools be Considered Spaces or Places?, University of Wales, Newport

1 Oct 200931 Mar 2011

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status, PGCE, Roehampton University

5 Sept 19981 Jun 1999

Award Date: 1 Jun 1999

Design Studies, BTEC Advanced Diploma

5 Sept 19971 Jun 1998

Award Date: 1 Jun 1998

Fine Art, BA (Hons), Camberwell School of Art

1 Oct 19891 Jun 1992

Award Date: 1 Jun 1992

Art and Design (other/general), Foundation Diploma, Gwent College of Higher Education, (Newport School of Art)

1 Oct 19871 Jun 1988

Award Date: 1 Jun 1988

Research Group keywords

  • Social & Cultural Geographies


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