Rhys Christopher Jones

Professor Rhys Christopher Jones

Associate Dean Education (FHMS)
BSc (Hons); MSc; MSc (Med Sci); EdD; PGCE FE; SFHEA
+44 (0)1483 682155
23 HSM 01
Personal assistant: Carolina McGown



Research interests

My publications


  • Jones, R.C. (2022 - in press). Data Literacy Skills: Summarising Data. Sage publications, Inc. London.

  • Jones, R.C (2021). Telling Stories with Data. MethodsSpace: Communicating Research. Link to article.

  • Jones, R.C (2021). What math skills do researchers need? MethodsSpace: Data Analysis skills teaching methods. Link to presentation. 

  • Jones, R.C. (2020). Essential Maths Skills for Social Data Exploration. Sage publications, Inc. London.  

  • Fergusson, A. & Jones, R.C. (2020) Go Big or Go Home. Large scale teaching of statistics blog, providing tips and ideas on how to teach statistics and data science. Link to site. 

  • Jones, R.C. (2020). Feel Good Hooks. Presented at Sage online conference: Supercharging Your Quantitative Online Teaching. Link to presentation. 

  • Renelle, A., Budgett, S., & Jones, R. (2020). New Zealand teachers' generation problem misconceptions. Teaching Statistics, 43(2), 56-61. doi:10.1111/test.12248.  

  • Jones, R. C. (2020). Telling stories with descriptive data and graphs. In P. A. Atkinson, S. Delamont, R. A. Williams, A. Cernat, J. Sakshaug (Eds.) SAGE research methods foundations. London, U.K, Sage.

  • Jones, R. C. (2020). Using video clips to kick-start statistical thinking – research questions and study design. Statistics & Data Science Educator, 1-7. https://sdse.online/lessons/SDSE20-002/

  • Renelle, A., Budgett, S.C., & Jones, R. (2020). New Zealand Teachers’ Perceptions When Hearing Waiting-Time Distributions. In: P Arnold (Ed.), New Skills in the Changing World of Statistics Education Proceedings of the Roundtable conference of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), July 2020, Online. Voorborg, The Netherlands. ©2020 ISI/IASE iase-web.org/Conference_Proceedings.php.  

  • Jones, R. C. (2020). Data Analysis and Critical Thinking Skills Training for Teachers – The Welsh Baccalaureate. Statistics Education Research Journal, 19 (1), 92-105.  

  • Jones, R. C. (2020). The Many Faces Of Giftedness. Tall Poppies, 14-16. 

  • Renelle, A., Budgett, S.C., & Jones, R.C. (2019). Recognition of random processes from simulated auditory experiences. Paper presented at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019. Decision Making Based on Data. Proceedings of the Satellite conference of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE).  

  • Jones, R. C. (2019). Being bad at maths is not a badge of honour. Ideas room Auckland, New Zealand. Link to review. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2019). How do we change statistical and critical thinking attitudes in young people? Numeracy, 12 (2). 10.5038/1936-4660.12.2.9 

  • Jones, R. C. (2019). Statistical investigation measuring intelligence and creativity. Teaching Statistics, 41 (1), 36-40. 10.1111/test.12169 

  • Jones, R. C. (2019). No good at maths. The Panel - Radio NZ Auckland, New Zealand. https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/2018706445/no-good-at-maths.  

  • Jones, R. C. (2018). Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS), Kyoto, Japan. 8 July - 13 July 2018. Looking back, looking forward. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2018). Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences. Journal of Mathematics and Statistical Science, 4 (10), 397-403. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2018). Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences—Abilities, student feedback and teacher observations. Journal of Mathematics and System Science, 8, 153-174. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2016). Is more statistics good for everyone?. Paper presented at RSS International Conference for all statisticians and users of data, Manchester. 5 September - 8 September 2016. RSS-2016-Abstracts-booklet.

  • Jones, R. (2016). Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences. Paper presented at Mathematics Education Innovation conference, University of Bath, England, UK. 30 June - 2 July 2016. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2015). Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences. Paper presented at RSS International Conference, Exeter. 7 September - 10 September 2015. Abstracts Booklet RSS International Conference. (pp. 31).

  • Jones, R. C. (2014). Cardiff University Q-Step Centre for Excellence in Quantitative Methods (post 16 focus) Creation of new 'A' level in Social Analytics for Wales. The Welsh Journal of Education, 17 (1), 88-91. Link to paper. 

  • Jones, R. C. (2011). How may we best support biosciences learning in nurse education?. Paper presented at Networking for Education in Healthcare 2011. 6 September - 8 September 2011.