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Chris Jones

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.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CES)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science


Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Institute of Communication Systems (ICS)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


School of Hospitality and Tourism Management


Surrey Business School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Biosciences and Medicine

School of Psychology 

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