I am in the process of writing papers based on the work that I did in Vancouver (in the context of the future London 2012 games) – I have presented several papers at conferences around this area.

Jones, J. (2012) Occupying the Olympic Games through the use of Social Media. Presentation at the Innovation and Research Office PhD Conference, University of the West of Scotland. 1st March, 2012.

Jones, J. (2012) Occupying the Olympics: Occupying the Olympic Games: The Use of Social Media to subvert the course of justice. Paper accepted at the Sports, Politics and the Media PSA 6th Annual Conference, Southampton Solent University. 24th February, 2012.

Jones, J. (2011) Harnessing the Twitter Olympics: From #Van2010 to #London2012. Presentation at the 18th Postgraduate Session in Olympic Studies, International Olympic Academy. [in print.]

Miah,  A.  &  Jones,  J.  (2011)  The  Olympic  Movement’s  New  Media  Revolution: Monetization, Open Media & Intellectual Property in Handbook of Olympic Studies. [in print.]

Miah, A. & Jones, J. (2011) Virtual Worlds in Barnett, George & Golson, J. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Social Networking. SAGE.

Jones, J. (2011) What does the Citizen Journalist Want?: Alternative Media & Activist Rhetoric in Cyberculture. Accepted at Virtual Futures 2.0. University of Warwick, Coventry.

Jones, J. (2011) Approaching relationships between activism and academia. Presented at 3x3x3 practice-based symposium. University of the West of Scotland. Glasgow.

Jones, J. (2011) Hack, Disrupt, Occupy: Alternative Learning Spaces in UK Higher Education. Presented at Platform Politics. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Jones, J. (2011) #education: What the University could learn from the Internetz? Invited presentation. Presented at Learning and Teaching Seminar Series, Teesside University, 4th of March, 2011.

Jones, J. (2011) #media2012: Citizen Media and the Olympic Games. Presented at Media & Communication Research Seminar Series De Montfort University, 9th of February, 2011.

Jones, J. & Adi, A. (2010) The Twitter Olympics: Stories from the Closing Ceremonies. Presented at ECREA 3rd International Communication Conference. Hamburg, Germany. October, 2010.

Jones, J. (2010) Social Media and Mega Events: Archiving Vancouver’s Alternative Voices. Presented at #media2012 launch at Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Manchester. 4th October, 2010.

Jones, J. (2010) From #Van2010 to #London2012. Presented at the School of Media Research seminar. Birmingham City University, UK: 23rd of June, 2010.

Jones, J (2010) Social Media and the Olympic Games: Embedded in Vancouver. Poster presentation at the University of the West of Scotland Research Student Conference. Paisley, UK: 7th of May, 2010.

Jones, J. (2010) Citizen Media and the Olympics: Looking towards London 2012. Presented at Nottingham Media Camp, Nottingham, UK: 27th March, 2010

Jones, J. (2010) Panel Debate: Harnessing the Media to Activate Citizens. Presented at Fresh Media Olympics Conference: W2 Arts and Culture House, Vancouver, BC: 21th of February, 2010

Miah, A., Jones, J. & Adi, A. (2010): “The Olympic Games and Web 3.0: Monetizing the Olympic Movement’s Digital Assets.” Presented at International Sports Business Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC: 19th of February, 2010

Jones, J. (2009) “Uses and Abuses of the Web as a Social Space” Presented at Uses and Abuses of Social Media: University of Leicester,: 26th of June, 2009

Awards and Grants

UWS Conference Grant to attend Sports and Politics Annual Conference in Southampton, March 2012. (£200)

Part of research group awarded funding from South of Scotland Business Solutions (£22,340) to design and deliver toolkits and workshops on social media to facilitate a network for small businesses in Dumfries and Galloway. (July 2011)

Nominated by the British Olympic Academy and Podium (Higher and Further Education representative for London 2012) and funded to represent the United Kingdom at the 18th Postgraduate Session of the International Olympic Academy, Olympia. (September 2011)

Travel scholarship (£500) to visit Vancouver during the Winter Olympic Games from the University of the West of Scotland. (January 2010)

Awarded studentship and fee waiver (£30000) for PhD research on social media and the Olympic Games at the University of the West of Scotland. (October 2009)

Awarded funding (£1000) to organise and deliver “Social Media: Uses and Abuses” a one day conference at the University of Leicester. (June 2009)

Best student performance prize on the MA New Media and Society, University of Leicester.(January 2009)