Lindsey Jones is a researcher and technical analyst working on issues related to disaster risk reduction, resilience and climate change adaptation. His career has been dedicated to supporting development and humanitarian agencies in responding to a range of social and environmental threats. Lindsey has designed and led a number of large international technical assistance 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 Operations Officer, previously Senior Consultant. World Bank, Global Crisis Risk Platform, |
Leading two programmes of work under the World Bank’s Global Crisis Risk Platform (GCRP):
i) Monitoring Compound Risks. Developing real-time early warning systems to track global compound risk hotspots by monitoring emerging threats across a range of sectors (including Health, Natural Hazards, Macro-fiscal, Conflict, Socio-economic Vulnerability and Food Security). This also involves design of horizon scanning exercises to support anticipatory action across the World Bank Group.
ii) Promoting Climate Action in Settings Affected by FCV. Providing guidance to WBG operations on how to promote adaptation in contexts affected by fragility, conflict and violence. This includes a strong strong focus on scaling adaptation finance by increasing the capacity of stakeholders in FCV settings to access, mobilise and distribute adaptation finance.
|Jun 2020 – Jul 2021||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|
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., Constas, M. A., Matthews, N., & Verkaart, S. 2021. Advancing resilience measurement. Nature Sustainability, 4(4), 288-289. Available here
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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