|Lindsey Jones is a researcher working on issues related to adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience. His background is in international development and environmental geography having worked for ODI, UNDP, WFP, and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security (CCAFS). His main areas of research interest include: understanding and measuring adaptation and resilience; promoting the uptake of climate services to support decision-making; and evaluating the effectiveness of climate interventions and policies. Lindsey has considerable experience working in East and Southern Africa as well as South Asia.|
|Ongoing||PhD (Candidate). Environmental Economics & Policy cluster,
London School of Economics. Start: Sept 2016, Exp. complete: Dec 2019
|2009||MSc (Distinction). Nature, Society and Environmental Policy,
University of Oxford, UK
|BSc (Hons). Environmental Geography and International Development,
University of East Anglia, UK
|1400 (as of Aug 2019: Google Scholar)|
|Member of the Evidence for Decisions Scientific Committee, Resilience Evidence for Decision Making Initiative (REDDI)|
HONOURS & AWARDS
|Tropical Agriculture Association Award for postgraduate research; Kellogg College Alumni Award, Oxford University; Katie Wilkinson Research Scholarship, University of East Anglia; Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) doctoral training programme scholarship (full PhD funding).|
|Jan 2010- present||Research Associate: Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Climate and Environment Programme Previously Research Fellow (2014-2016); Senior Research Officer (2011-2014); and Junior Research Officer (2010-2011). Main role is to support, develop and facilitate research relating to climate change adaptation and resilience. Recent activities include: the development of new methods for measuring adaptation and resilience across scales; supporting the uptake of climate information into long-term decision making within NGOs and other development organisations; and providing technical assistance to developing country governments in planning for and evaluating adaptation solutions.|
|Sept 2016 – Present||Doctoral Researcher: London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Supervisor (Declan Conway). My research examines subjective approaches to measuring resilience to climate change and extremes. The research draws on a range of survey data and mixed method approaches to evaluate the merits and limitations of perception based approaches to quantifying resilience.|
A selection of past projects:
BRACED Rapid Response Research, June 2016 – Present. Managed and coordinated a £350K research programme on tracking resilience in post-disaster contexts in Myanmar using mobile phone surveys. Responsible for all aspects of research design and project management. More information here.
Maternity cover for Nicola Ranger, Department for International Development (DFID) Climate Change Advisor, June 2015 – March 2016. Supported DFID’s Research and Evidence Division and Africa Regional Department. Helped to design, coordinate and evaluate a £35M portfolio of resilience and climate science activities.
Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) scoping phase, Principle Investigator and Project Manager, 2013-2014. DFID/NERC funded (£0.5M). The FCFA programme looks to generate a more robust and ‘decision-relevant’ body of scientific evidence on medium-term (10 – 40 years) climate change to enable effective long-term planning and climate-resilient development across Africa. Was in charge of a £0.5M portfolio of research activities spanning natural and social sciences. More information here.
African Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA), Principle Investigator and Steering Group Member 2010-2015 Oxfam funded (£0.6M). ACCRA seeks to increase the use of evidence by governments and other development actors in implementing policies that improve poor people’s resilience to climate related hazards. Primary role was to lead ACCRA’s research activities in evaluating the impact of development interventions on local adaptive capacity in Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique. More information here.
|Mar-Jun 2018||Visiting Scientist: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Townsville, Australia|
|June-Oct 2014||Visiting Fellow: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security (CCAFS), Kenya|
|Sept-Dec 2009||National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Team Member: United Nations Development Programme/Government Of Nepal, Ministry Of Environment, Nepal|
|July- Sept 2009||Climate Research Intern: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal|
|July-Dec 2008||Project Assistant: Human And Habitat Programme, Tolerance International- UK (TI-UK)|
|English (Fluent); French (Fluent); Swahili (Basic)|
|R (Advanced); Microsoft Office (Advanced); SPSS (Intermediate); STATA (Basic);|
PEER REVIEW ROLES
Expert Reviewer for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Working Group II as well as the Special Report on 1.5 Degrees.
Academic Journals: Nature Climate Change; Environmental Research Letters; Global Environmental Change; Climate and Development; Environmental Development; Weather, Climate and Society; Regional Environmental Change; Disaster Prevention and Management; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change; Ecology and Society.
Research Calls and Panel reviews: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Global Research Call; Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Innovation Fund; Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); Future Climate For Africa programme (DFID); Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (DFID).
SELECTED PAPERS AND NEWS ARTICLES
Jones, L., & d’Errico, M. 2019. Whose resilience matters? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience. World Development, 124, 104632. Available here
Harvey, B., Jones, L., Cochrane, L. Singh, R. 2019. The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played. Climatic Change. doi.org/10.1007. Available here
Jones, L. 2018. Resilience isn’t the same for all: Comparing subjective and objective approaches to resilience measurement. WIRES Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.552. Available here
Jones, L., Dougill, A., Jones, R. G., Steynor, A., Watkiss, P., Kane, C., … & Vincent, K. 2015. Ensuring climate information guides long-term development. Nature Climate Change, 5(9), 812-814. Available here
Jones, L. & Boyd, E. 2011. Exploring social barriers to adaptation to climate change: insights from the mid and far-western regions of Nepal. Global Environmental Change. 21:4. pp 1262-1274. Available here
Jones, L. 2015. What’s the best way to measure a household’s resilience? Ask those who live there. The Guardian. Available here
Jones, L. 2015. Sub-saharan countries are failing to plan for climate change. The Guardian. Available here
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