Professor Kevin Jones joined Lancaster University in 1985. He became a Professor in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology in 1995 and Distinguished Professor in 2007. His research focuses on the environmental sources, fate, behaviour and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Kevin was one of the advocates to form the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC). The Centre is now one of the largest multi-disciplinary focal points for research, training and enterprise in the world. He has been Director of the Centre since 2011.
A current focus is to develop a strong network of national and international partners for LEC’s research and teaching. He is involved in the strategic planning and engagement with NERC’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the British Geological Survey, and BBSRC’s Rothamsted Research.
Internationally, Kevin is focusing on partnerships with China Kevin is a Senior Visiting International Professor with CAS (the Chinese Academy of Sciences – CAS, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and various universities) while encouraging engagements for LEC in Africa and South America. The collaboration with CAS has resulted in the development of the Lancaster-China Catalyst Programme and associated new Masters in International Innovation. He has acted as an external advisor to various Chinese organisations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the European Union, and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.
Kevin is one of the world’s most cited environmental scientists. He enjoys working at the interface of research, practice and policy, and the interactions of working with a wide array of international partners and young researchers.