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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.

Researchers in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Economics

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Dr Mona Chitnis

Associate Professor (Reader) in Energy Economics

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Department of Sociology

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Professor Andrew King

Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology

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Dr Tom Roberts

Senior Lecturer Environmental Sociology; Co-director Institute for Sustainability

Surrey Business School

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Professor Andrew Alexander

Professor of Retail Management; PGR Director Surrey Business School

Researchers in Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Centre for Environmental Sustainability

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Professor Richard Murphy

Professor of Life Cycle Assessment, Programme Director - CES Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability, University Sustainability Research Theme Champion

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Professor Jhuma Sadhukhan

Director of Research and Innovation | Professor of Environmental, Energy and Chemical Engineering

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Dr Walter Wehrmeyer

Reader in Environmental Business Management

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Dr Alex Hagen-Zanker

Associate Professor in Infrastructure Systems

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Professor Prashant Kumar

Co-Director, Institute for Sustainability, Professor and Chair in Air Quality and Health; Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE)

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Dr Belen Marti-Cardona

Associate Professor (Reader) in Earth Observation and Hydrology

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Dr Devendra Saroj

Reader and Head of Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE), Fellow of Institute for Sustainability, FEPS, University of Surrey Adjunct Faculty, CRDT, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Dr Carol Crean

Reader in Physical and Materials Chemistry

School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

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Dr Matteo Carpentieri

Associate Professor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics

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John Doherty

Reader in Vehicle Engineering

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Professor Constantina Lekakou

Professor in Energy, Multiphase and Multifunctional Materials and Devices

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Professor Alan Robins

Professor of Environmental Fluid Mechanics

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Professor Paul Smith

Professor of Composite Materials

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Professor Aldo Sorniotti

Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, Head of the Centre for Automotive Engineering

Institute of Communication Systems

Researchers in Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Biosciences and Medicine

School of Psychology

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