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Dr Chris Jones – Senior Lecturer in Social and Environmental Psychology

Chris has been working in the field of environmental sustainability since graduating with his PhD in 2007. His research interests centre on: (a) understanding the social acceptance of technology, particularly energy supply and demand-side technologies (e.g., nuclear power stations, wind farms, carbon capture utilisation and storage, smart metering); and (b) understanding the antecedents of pro-environmental behaviour. The interdisciplinary nature of his research has led to collaborations with academic and non-academic partners from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, such as chemical and process engineering, town planning, geography, landscape, computer science, management, journalism studies, and sustainable fashion, among others.

Chris holds a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Psychological Science, a PhD in Social Psychology and a PGDip in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He joined the University of Surrey in 2017, following 10 years as a research associate and lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He has held a series of prominent academic roles (e.g. Impact Lead for Psychology; Deputy Director of EPSRC CDT in Energy Storage and its Applications; Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Editorial board for Energy Research and Social Science) and leads the University of Surrey Living Lab.

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