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Dr Nikoleta Jones

Associate Professor

Director of Research & Director of Academic Impact for the School for Cross Faculty Studies

  R2.13, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Curriculum Vitae


Dr Nikoleta Jones is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick. Her expertise lies within the field of environmental policy and governance with a specific focus on controversial policy initiatives, such as making space for water due to climate change and designation of new protected areas. She uses mixed methods with a particular interest in behavioural predictive models incorporating spatial and temporal dimensions. Dr Jones has published over 60 papers and has been involved in the writing of successful research grants since 2008, which collectively have raised over £2 million in external research funding. The most recent is the project FIDELIO funded by the European Research Council (2019-2024, €1.5 million) exploring social impacts and public support for conservation policies in Europe. Dr Jones is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has undertaken significant teaching responsibilities including the full co-ordination of one MSc course and the design of several modules.

After competing her PhD in Greece (2009), on the impact of social capital on environmental policies Dr Jones moved to the UK with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship (FP7, University of Birmingham, 2011-2013). She then worked at the Open University (Lecturer in Human Geography, 2013-2015), Anglia Ruskin University (Senior Lecturer and Reader in Sustainability and Human Geography, 2015-2019) and the University of Cambridge (Principal Research Associate, 2019-2021).