Chris Jones

University of Manchester

Research Fellow


I am the knowledge exchange fellow for Tyndall Manchester, working on a variety of projects that help to transfer research from the group into policy, industry and community applications.

Recent projects on this include;

Developing an online resource for any local area in the UK to produce a carbon budget.

Work with Manchester City Council to support their 2020 climate change policy framework.

Review work for Electricity North West on immediate actions their business customers can take to reduce their emissions in line with local climate emergency declarations.

If you have an interest in how Tyndall Manchester’s research can support your organisation please contact me.



My background as a researcher focused on the environmental impacts of energy systems using life cycle assessment (LCA), techno-economic assessment and stakeholder based energy scenario methods.

Publications on this include;

Jones, C, Gilbert, PJ & Stamford, L (2019), 'Assessing the Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Stationary Energy Storage for Electricity Grid Services', Environmental Science & Technology.

Gough, C., Freites, S., F., Jones, C., Mander, S., Moore, B., Pereira, C., Röder, M., Vaughan, N., & Welfle, A., (2018), Challenges to the use of BECCS as a keystone technology in pursuit of 1.5⁰C’, Global Sustainability, vol. 1, e5. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.3

Jones, C., & Gilbert, P. (2018). ‘Determining the Consequential Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Increased Rooftop Photovoltaic Deployment’. Journal of Cleaner Production 184, 211-219      

Jones, C., Peshev, V., Gilbert, P., Mander, S., (2017). ‘Battery storage for post-incentive PV uptake? A financial and life cycle carbon assessment of a non-domestic building’. Journal of Cleaner Production 167, 447-458.

Jones, C., Gilbert, P., Raugei, M., Mander, S., Leccisi, E., (2017). ‘An approach to prospective consequential life cycle assessment and net energy analysis of distributed electricity generation.’ Energy Policy 100, 350-358.


Research Interests:

  • Whole Systems Research
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Photovoltaics
  • Low Carbon Heating
  • Energy Storage
  • Energy Scenarios