Lindsey Jones is a researcher and development practitioner working on issues related to climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and resilience. He has dedicated his career to supporting development and humanitarian organisations respond to social and environmental threats – both now and the future. Lindsey has designed and led a number of large international research progammes in Africa and Asia, having held positions at leading think tanks, research institutes and development organisations.
|2020||PhD. Environmental Policy and Development. |
Thesis: Essays in Resilience Measurement. Supervisor: Prof. Declan Conway.
London School of Economics
|2009||MSc (Distinction). Nature, Society and Environmental Policy. |
University of Oxford
|2008||BSc (Hons). Environmental Geography and International Development. |
University of East Anglia
International Baccalaureate (IB), International School Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2005); IGCSE, International School Moshi, Tanzania (2003).
CITATIONS: 2300 (April 2021: Google Scholar)
|April 2020 – present||Senior Consultant (ETC). World Bank, Global Crisis Risk Platform|
Providing analytical support to the Global Crisis Risk Platform (GCRP) within the Fragility, Conflict and Violence group (FCV). The role focuses on tracking the impacts of compound disaster risk globally (i.e. the likelihood that countries are hit by multiple interacting threats). The work aims to inform decision makers of current and future compound risks, guiding anticipatory action.
|June 2020 – present||Research Associate. London School of Economics, School of Geography and the Environment|
Conducting research of a range of topics related to climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilience. Research has strong links to the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the and Environment.
|Jan 2010- Dec 2019||Research Associate, previously Research Fellow (2014-2016); Senior Research Officer (2011-2014); and Junior Research Officer (2010-2011). Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Climate and Environment Programme|
Role was to develop research and provide technical support relating to climate change adaptation and resilience. Activities included: creating 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.
|Mar-Jun 2018||Visiting Scientist. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation (CSIRO), Townsville, Australia|
|June-Oct 2014||Visiting Fellow. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS), Kenya|
|Sep-Dec 2009||National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Team Member. United Nations Development Programme/Government of Nepal, Ministry of Environment, Nepal|
|July-Sep 2009||Climate Research Intern. United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal|
MEMBERSHIPS: Member of the Evidence for Decisions Scientific Committee, Resilience Evidence for Decision in Development Initiative (REDDI)
HONOURS & AWARDS: Tropical Agriculture Association Award for postgraduate research; Kellogg College Alumni Award, Oxford University; Katie Wilkinson Research Scholarship, (UEA); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (full PhD funding)
TECHNICAL SKILLS: R (Advanced); SPSS (Proficient); STATA (Novice); Microsoft Office (Advanced)
LANGUAGES: English (Mother Tongue); French (Fluent); Swahili (Basic)
SELECTED PAPERS AND NEWS ARTICLES
Jones, L., Kuhl, L., & Matthews, N. 2020. Addressing power and scale in resilience programming: A call to engage across funding, delivery and evaluation. The Geographical Journal, 186(4), 415-423. Available here
Jones, L. & Ballon, P. 2020. Tracking changes in resilience and recovery after natural hazards: Insights from a high-frequency mobile-phone panel survey. Global Environmental Change. Available here
van Bers, C., Delaney, A., Eakin, H … Jones, L., Korhonen-Kurki, K., and Vasileiou, I. 2019. Advancing the research agenda on food systems governance and transformation. Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability. 39, 94-102. Available here
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
Nightingale, A… Jones, L… & Bezner Kerr, R. 2019. Beyond Technical Fixes: climate solutions and the great derangement. Climate and Development, 1-10. 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, 1-18. Available here
Jones, L. 2018. Resilience isn’t the same for all: Comparing subjective and objective approaches to resilience measurement. WIRES Climate Change. Available here
Jones, L., Samman, E., Vinck, P. 2018. Subjective measures of household resilience to climate variability and change: Insights from a nationally-representative survey of Tanzania. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Available here
Clare, A., Graber, R., Jones, L., & Conway, D. 2017. Subjective measures of climate resilience: What is the added value for policy and programming?. Global Environmental Change, 46, 17-22. Available here
White, C. J., Carlsen, H., Robertson, A. W., Klein, R. J., Lazo, J. K., Kumar, A., … & Bharwani, S. 2017. Potential applications of subseasonal‐to‐seasonal (S2S) predictions. Meteorological Applications. DOI: 10.1002/met.1654 Available here
Jones, L., Champalle C; Chesterman, S; Cramer, L; Todd C. 2016. Constraining and enabling factors to using long-term climate information in decision making. Climate Policy. 1-22. 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
Lumbroso, D. M., Woolhouse, G., & Jones, L. 2015. A review of the consideration of climate change in the planning of hydropower schemes in sub-Saharan Africa. Climatic Change, 1-13. 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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