PhD students

Research topic
  • Sustainable Development

  • Lindsey Jones

    Research Student

    Lindsey Jones’s PhD research explores the merits and limitations of subjective approaches to measuring resilience to climate variability and change.


    His background is in international development and environmental geography having spent 7 years working for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a Research Fellow on issues relating to adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction (where he remains a Research Associate). Lindsey has previously held research and policy positions at the United Nations Development Programme, World Food Programme and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture And Food Security (CCAFS). He has led a number of research programmes related to the development of methods for measuring adaptation and resilience; examining 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 options.

    Lindsey has an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Environmental Geography and International Development from the University of East Anglia.

    Research Interests

    • Measurement of resilience and adaptation to climate change
    • Subjective resilience
    • Disaster risk reduction


    Research article  21 May, 2019

    Climate services and communication for development: The role of early career researchers in advancing the debate

    Climate services entail providing timely and tailored climate information to end-users in order to facilitate and improve decision-making processes. Climate services are instrumental in socio-economic development and benefit substantially from … read more »

    Research article  3 April, 2019

    The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

    With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »


    Working paper  6 September, 2018

    Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

    Little has been known to date about how objective and subjective modes of evaluating resilience compare. This paper addresses this gap, introducing a new method of subjective evaluation through household surveys in Uganda. The findings are relevant to evaluation toolkit design. read more »


    Research article  23 November, 2017

    Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

    This paper presents an agenda for the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. The agenda is based on insights from a dialogue session held at the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference as well as drawing on the collective experience of the authors. read more »

    Research article  26 September, 2017

    Subjective measures of climate resilience: What is the added value for policy and programming?

    Subjective approaches to resilience measurement are gaining traction as a complementary approach to the standard frameworks that typically contain objective measures. Proponents suggest that subjective approaches may add value … read more »

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